Ama-Zing Hangover Special ………..
March 8, 2010 in Uncategorized
Goooooooood morning bloggers one and all, I am positively full of beans and “snoek ” this morning. Junior, our site manager, was very kind enough to share some smoked snoek from de Kaaaap, with us. This is the haddock of umAfrika i say, move over you wee wee haggis infested isle, Afrika is the flavour of my moment. I have just returned from my morning swim this “Lie-on- ess” is raring to go. There I was, swimming along when our beautiful, big golden African sun just illumnated the water!!! I had just turned and gone underwater to start another lap when – true’s bob, golden shards of light turned my morning swim into the citrine flecked haven of a mermaid, the sunlit veins under the water supa-charged me with something …………. haibo!!!!! ‘Twas truly a moment people, Eish !!!!! Ayooooooooooooooooba Eish!!!
“Snoek” was the title of one of my sons very first – pre Varsity – movie attempts. A local commedy which gave me many a giggle. But when it come to the combo of flaked snoek with herbs and gently “scrambled” egg, gently coaxed into salty – cheesy – snoeky blobs on a breakfast plate – THAT is enough to bring tears to my eyes. The boys just loooved it!!! Max was getting all misty eyed about not having had the time or opportunity to go fishing again.
Wes Cruickshank of East Coast Radio – sorry, it’s taken me so long to invent a snoek recipe for you, but here it is brother. I am not all that familiar with smoked snoek, but one doesn’t need to be Heston Blumenthal to put egg and smoked snoek together once you have tasted it’s awesome flavour. This is all done in about – 3 minutes so it’s ideal for a quick breakfast that’s as tasty as it is nutricious.
In a bowl mix gently together the following -
2 free range eggs
1/4 tsp red pepper or some chopped green chilli
ripped basil leaves
a good splodge of either creme fraiche – or mascarpone or sour cream or double thick cream or even
a good dollop of philadelphia cream cheese if you have any
black pepper and a “bietjan” little bit of salt.
Before we go any further – this really isn’t SCRAMBLED egg – it’s gently combined egg with smoked snoek and herbs!
In a frying pan melt a good sized knob of butter over a medium heat and
pour in the egg mixture.
GENTLY -” scramble” ….. don’t bash the living daylights out of it,
you want to be able to see egg yolk and white -
This is GREAT HANGOVER food people – it’s cooked slowly and gently no banging and
crashing of pots ……
Served with piping hot toast and a slow sprinkle of
Lea & Perrins Pepper Sauce or Good old Tobasco …….
Walla …………. end of hangover.