Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Pinchos Morunos and the Last British Asparagus

It was a couple of days before pay day, and I decided to be virtuous and use the contents of the fridge and freezer rather than buying any new groceries. So I had a dig around and unearthed a UFO (Unidentified Frozen Object), which I soon realised was cubes of pork in a Pinchos Morunos rub. Although I have absolutely no memory of when I put it there. Surely the last time I made pinchos Morunos we were living in the other house? Surely it hasn't been 18 months in the freezer?

Anyway, I was pretty confident that the spice mixture they were sitting in would have protected them from freezer burn.

I spiked the chunks of meat onto soaked bamboo skewers with some pieces of onion, made up some tomatoes Andaluz with our last two, slightly sad-looking tomatoes, steamed our last bunch of British asparagus (the supermarkets are all stocking Peruvian again) and poured a couple of shot glasses of gazpacho (bought - a very nice one). We couldn't be bothered lighting the Weber, so we cooked the kebabs and pita breads under the grill in the kitchen.

It was a very tasty dinner, and a fitting way to farewell British asparagus for another year.

8 comments:

maybelle's mom said...

We have that happen in our freezer often. But, what about this asparagus, is it actually from britain all the way to australia?

kat said...

We are just about at the last of the local asparagus too, we are going to really miss it

Sam said...

18 months would be considered a recent addition to my freezer, I'm sure some of the stuff right down at the back is older than me!

Foodycat said...

Maybelle's mom - oh dear no! We live in England!

Kat - it's sad, isn't it?

Sam - I am so pleased to hear it!

maybelle's mom said...

You know, I have read the blog off and on and I totally got confused about where you live. But, now I know.

Debinhawaii said...

I have come to the conclusion that your freezer has much more exotic contents in it than mine does! ;-)
Dinner looks delicious!

Foodycat said...

MM - it is confusing!

Deb - I suspect Narnia is at the bottom of my freezer!

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

Good on you for using something from the freezer - it can really be an adventure! Totally thought I had some frozen pork but turned out it was lamb. Thought I had mince, turned out it was gravy beef. I have an unidentified bag of something that could either be egg whites or chicken stock...only one way to find out...

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