My favourite fast food…

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Chuletas de Cordero

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I make no excuses for posting something so simple  – yet this is ultimately the…yes…ultimate fast food in my humble opinion. It is all down to getting some decent lamb cutlets – add them to a lightly oiled warmed griddle pan. Pop under a hot grill for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium rare – you need them pink in the middle but crispy outside.

Remove from the grill, grind over some sea salt and then flitter a handful of chopped coriander over them plus a good squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

I ate them today for lunch with just a few slices of warm baguette.

Tis perfection on a plate. The Spanish name for them makes them sound even more romantic…they are nevertheless scrumptious to nibble on however named.

Oh….and use your fingers!!

This is real fast food….

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This is real fast food....

Coming in tonight from work at almost 8pm, apart from a large glass of wine, I need something quick and tasty to devour. I defy anyone to come across a simpler, tastier, fast food recipe than this which centres around the humble courgette.

And tonight I wanted to augment it with a symphony of fresh herbs. In a pan….see the pic above, I pan fried a courgette – zucchini – choose the name you will – sliced and cubed in olive oil. After 5 minutes I added a carton of lardon. When it started to brown lightly I added a sliced and diced deseeded red chilli – a dash of garlic oil, black pepper and a grind of rock salt.

Then I stirred in a small handful of chopped fresh Greek basil. The pasta was already on the hob…I now turned the courgette mix down, getting the lardon nice and gently crispy. Then turn off the heat – add a good tbsp of fresh golden oregano just before serving. Pop a good portion of the pasta on a plate, then spoon on a portion of the courgette mix. Snowfalls of parmesan finish off this super simple real fast food dish. Who needs Domino’s or MacDonald’s or Chinese takeaways? The whole meal takes only the time it takes to cook the pasta – ten minutes tops.
THIS is real fast food!