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11 March 2007 @ 12:12 am
lobster pasta!  
we cooked our own lobster pasta today! :D

or rather, doc cooked and i did elf-stuff like dish the spaghetti, swat a fly (failing which, i then merely kept it from landing on the lobsters), pluck basil leaves from the balcony, wash things and nosey-parker around.

and eat. eat, i did. :)

boy, was it a good meal. freshly made pasta from the market is about 200% nicer than those from packets. it just tastes Fresh. Unprocessed. GOOD. spaghetti was boiled with empty lobster shells, then tossed in a wok with butter, sliced peppers (orange and yellow), cucumbers, sundried tommies, fresh basil leaves and olive oil. big fat lobster tails were grilled with black pepper, lemon myrtle, sea salt and olive oil.

the accompanying salad was dressed with pepper, chili and olive oil. all the flavours came together very well. the spaghetti was very lightly flavoured so it didn't fight with the lobster for attention. the spiciness of the salad provided a nice kick to complement everything. we polished every bit off. :D

we did a market run this morning and bought shitloads of food. it'll be my turn to cook during the week, after having been fed so much! i really want to cook more before heading home to singapore. cooking was one of the things i came here wanting to do, but have put off because of various stress and shite.

i've been poking at my memory bank to dig out details of how i used to cook certain stuff. man... it's been way too long. i guess i'm going to go by instinct. well, that was how i used to cook, everything by instinct and how i want things to taste. and that is why i can't remember anything.

feelin': satisfiedsatisfied
hianhwee, tracy LIM: HAM HAMhianhwee on March 10th, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
this is really something! wow! for a moment i thought it was super big squid... yet it is better than that!
JV: eatdrag0nette on March 10th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
yes, it was much better than a squid! i love squids too though... i've never tried to cook them! mother does a kickass squid-in-dark-sauce. mmmm.....
hianhwee, tracy LIMhianhwee on March 11th, 2007 02:15 am (UTC)
now i am hungry
JV: eatdrag0nette on March 11th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
me too...
Enyienyi on March 10th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
lol, "elf-stuff." :D That lobster pasta looks soo delicious!

My schedule of classes is a lot more relaxed for the next quarter, so maybe I should try getting comfortable with cooking. For some reason, cooking for just one person seems like a drag or inconvenient. :\
JV: shirtdrag0nette on March 10th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
hey enyi! i used to live alone, so what i did was cook a portion big enough for two, then pack half for lunch the next day. :)

i would sometimes cook for only one anyway, if it was something that wouldn't taste good the next day. i just liked to cook. it was an experiment everyday. and i love poking around in markets!

having friends over as guinea pigs were also fun. :)

you should have a go and see if you get hooked!
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on March 10th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
woots wootz!!!

btw, love your the other display pic, dj! :)
JV: summerdrag0nette on March 11th, 2007 04:18 am (UTC)
which one? :)
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on March 11th, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)
JV: shirtdrag0nette on March 11th, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)
ah... thanks babe. :)
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on March 11th, 2007 04:47 am (UTC)
The Citygentcitygent on March 10th, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC)
that looks yumm
JV: eatdrag0nette on March 11th, 2007 04:19 am (UTC)
it was very very yum! :D
.that girl.: peek a boo!girlwhowaits on March 11th, 2007 09:15 am (UTC)
Omg yum!!!! If you think fresh pasta is the beezneez, homemade fresh pasta wins hands down ;)

The dish looks awesome - very jealous :)
JV: eatdrag0nette on March 11th, 2007 01:34 pm (UTC)
yeh i've heard about that! :) one day i must eat someone's homemade fresh pasta!

and that is the cutest icon of tsar ever. :D