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Grilled Poussin

“Darling,” she said, and arced her back, pushing her belly button towards an imagined sun. I catch a glimpse of a small white breast and look away, concentrating fiercely on my wine. “It is really very difficult for those poor souls who are both beautiful AND intelligent. Rejected by both tribes. So sad.”
“I disagree.”
“You would. So contrary.”
“I think it’s like having the best from both tribes. Half eagle, half lion. Those ‘poor souls’, you included, might be a little more alone, but you’re griffins. Mythical beasts. Forgive me for not shedding a tear.”
“That may be the sweetest thing you’ve ever said to me. But it will not offset you burning the poussin. Pay attention,” she smirks. And she’s right, of course. The skin is perhaps a little more than desirably charred already. I flip it and swig.

Griffins are the second best mythical animal

Lucy’s is the only mouth I know in which “darling” is not an unbearable affectation. She has a boyfriend called Pony and together they run a photographic studio in between forays to Essex and Middlesborough in search of trouble and life. She has been, by turns, a font of adventure, opportunity, mischief and solace. I owe her much. Right now I’m making a gesture of repayment by cooking her a meal, but she’s distracting me with statements absurd in their scale and scope.

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Simple Grilled Chicken Thighs with walnut & parmesan spinach

I have a friend called Patrick who I think my girlfriend might be a little jealous of. Patrick and I have developed a tendency to go on man-dates during which we eat, drink and ultimately end up dancing in Soho attics or East End basements. The most recent of these escalating soirees took in a criminally unregarded Georgian restaurant on the Caledonian Road called Iberia.

Mine and Patrick's relationship isn't quite this close, but we're getting there

The first time he pointed out Iberia to me, the restaurant’s streetside smoking area was clogged with corpulent men in ill-fitting silk waistcoats from whose arms stick insect blondes hung like so many limp washcloths. The sight didn’t fill me with hope, but Patrick assured me that the food was worth any number of second rate mafiosi.

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