I put the GRR in swinger, baby!

I finally got to another supermarket and got the rest of the ingredients I needed, so I pulled out Delicious magazine tonight and got to work. ‘Smoked Salmon and Pea Risoni with Coriander Mojo’. Only I had smoked trout, not smoked salmon. And I don’t really like coriander, so I left that out. Not really a great start, leaving out two of the four title ingredients. However! We press on! Started cooking the pasta. I like pasta. Chopped up about six ingredients, including a green chilli, for the mojo. I know. But that is really what it was called. If you know me at all, you will know I was thrusting my way around the kitchen waving half a green capsicum and declaring my MOJO was GONE, baby! Somebody stole my mojo! (By the way, my English accent is atrocious.) Got up to the ‘roughly chopped’ point then reached for the stick blender to blend it all into a nice smooth green paste. Got all the way to opening the drawer and fossicking around before realising I no longer OWN a stick blender.

I did not really deal with this very well. Started swearing (not in an English accent). Seriously considered driving over to Mr. T’s to steal the blender, before factoring in the half bottle of rose I had been drinking (I had been CLEANING. I needed HELP.) Decided instead to dump all the ingredients onto the chopping board again and wildly smack at it with the knife. This TOTALLY worked. (The wine may have been making this seem a little more effective than it was.) YEAH, baby! Now we’re cooking! GROOVY, baby! My mojo is BACK! OK, so maybe my mojo was not the smooth paste shown in the magazine; more of a chunky salsa look. By this point I DID NOT CARE. By God there would be mojo and I would be eating it come hell or high water or big chunks of garlic.

It was good. Big chunks of garlic not withstanding. Yeah, baby, yeah!

6 comments to I put the GRR in swinger, baby!

  • Bah!! Sod their mojo. It’s your mojo now. If you change/exempt at least two of the ingredients you can rename it and say it’s yours.

    Well, that’s what I do, anyway.

  • That’s okay, I normally leave out most of the main ingredients if I don’t like them, like Garlic (never used it), or onions (don’t like the smell), or ham.
    Last First time I did Cod Au Gratin (check lj for recipe) I didn’t have any cod… maybe that’s why it turned out rather funny….

    “declaring my MOJO was GONE, baby! Somebody stole my mojo!” Hmm… good lj voice post, no?
    I can tell you my enlgish accent is even worse!

  • Hi hi, Jac. Hope you have sucessfully avoided tablecloths. Thanks for almost coming to the launch. Incidentally I have a very distant relative (my Gran’s cousin’s grandaughter) whose real name is Mojo. True story.

  • Thanx for the laugh! I could just hear in mah head you doing [as we *all* do] a god-darn-awful Austin Powers impersonation! hahahahaaa

    Oh, and yes, absolutely – the consumption of a nice wine during meal preparation *always* makes things seem much, much more enjoyable! heh heh

    Cyalayta
    Mal :)

  • Whatever happened to the peas?

  • Kate

    Don’t worry, your English accent can’t be any worse than Mike Myers’ is…

"Make a remark," said the Red Queen: "Its ridiculous to leave all conversation to the pudding!"

 

 

 

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