I don’t get out much – to eat – but I am an avid reader of Marina O’Loughlin’s restaurant reviews. Last week in Saturday’s Guardian there was a supplement which listed her favourite 50 UK restaurants.
Nobody knows what Marina O’Loughlin really looks like…
I read every word of every mini review, from 50 to 2 thinking at some point I might find a restaurant I had actually been to myself, but no… Then I got to NUMBER ONE – Marina’s absolute favourite UK restaurant and I SQUEALED! For it is The Sportsman in Seasalter.
Have I been there? No. Why so excited? Because me and Mr R are going there for my big birthday in December. And thank GAWD we have booked. It’s going to be rammed now that Marina has named it her favourite… I will report back my lovelies.
Last year for my birthday I had a lovely dinner at Odette’s in Primrose Hill.
All the food was magnificent, but the thing that sticks in my memory is the Hispi cabbage side dish we had. It was a big chunk of cabbage griddled then covered in some kind of delicious sauce. Mmmmmmmm. And I was reminded of it this week when I made Richard’s Maryland Cabbage to accompany my Corrine Griffith’s Lamb Maryland. – you can just see it in this pic:
Butter makes everything better right? This was so good, it may become my “this is how I always do my cabbage” recipe. Actually a couple of nights later I did this again to accompany Rise Stevens’ Chicken Paprika – blogging about that soon…
So here’s Richard’s recipe:
Boil the cabbage with a quantity of onions and chop them together; season with pepper and salt and fry in butter. This is a homely dish, but savory, and is also very tasty served with fried sausages topping it. Top with this a light dessert and Cafe Royale and you really have something.
Hmmm…. Cabbage with sausages on top? I feel that happening tomorrow maybe!