Yep, you read that right! Butt-chive! It’s time for February’s Tessie O’Shea recipe. It’s from chapter 2 of her brilliant Slimming Cookbook
in the Hors D’Oeuvre and Snacks section
I really liked this, although I wasn’t expecting to. As discussed before on the blog (when I made Lana Turner’s Scampi for example) I have it in my head that I don’t like shellfish. But usually, when I make something myself with them, I am sort of OK with them.
This was a tasty little snack and with the leftovers I made some Jean Harlow Celery a la Shrimp
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But to be honest, I think Tessie probably lived her life very much like Jean Harlow, just with a little more of everything…
This seems hilariously fattening. Butter, cream cheese and mayo! It must be tried. This girl’s full figure doesn’t maintain itself!
Haha – I KNOW and it’s in a slimming cookbook too! Do try it and let me know what you think. I loved it!
Yum! And on celery it reminds me of Sunday night tea time as a child. We could get our own tea as a treat (my mum should have worked in marketing- another treat was boiled pigs trotters and salt from the butcher’s van 🙂 ) My brothers would dollop stuff from the fridge on their plates whilst I would arrange slices of pepper and cucumber on cream crackers and make what I though was the height of sophistication in 1979- Primula cheese spread- obviously the prawn version was the most sophisticated- squirted down a stick of celery.
Hahahaha – that made me laugh Hazel. It was very much like that at our house on a Sunday evening too. I remember helping my mum make egg and cress sandwiches – with salad cream mind, none of that fancy mayonnaise. There were always sticks of celery in a special ceramic holder that said CELERY on it. If I remember it correctly, it kind of looked like a stick of celery. I have one myself now – my one has a face on it but looks like celery. I don’t think I used to eat the celery though. I am much more sophisticated now!
Oh, PS – I had pigs trotter for the first time last week at the Borough Market Cookbook Club – the book was Fergus Henderson’s Nose To Tail. I made myself try it, I wasn’t keen!
Oh, I still quite like pigs trotters. I tend to cook them in a Chinese style sauce a la HFW now, with belly pork, as husband isn’t overly keen. Haven’t had them for a while though.
The cookbook club sounds interesting.
mmmm – trotters!
The cookbook club is brilliant – anyone can join – but I’m not sure where you are in the world and how easy it would be to get to Borough. About 20 people go to each event with a dish they have cooked from the book. It’s really friendly and everyone chats about their experience making the dish. Lots of fun.
You can set up your own one too – I’m in a Muswell Hill Cookbook Club – there’s just six of us and we take it in turn to host. The last book we did was Ottolenghi’s Simple and that was an utter FEAST OF DELICIOUSNESS!