One of my favourite writers is Catherine Newman. I read her parenting memoir Waiting for Birdy a couple of years ago and then I read it again. And then again. And then I read all of her Ben & Birdy columns online and now I read her food column, Dalai Mama Dishes, on Family Fun. I love her.
Yesterday I read this recipe for Smoky Shrimp with Garlic and Olive Oil and I thought it sounded rather delish. So after I picked Harry up from school, I went to Tesco’s and bought prawns and spinach. David, who usually cooks, had had a big lunch and so wasn’t planning on making a big dinner, so I was free to use the kitchen myself. And look!
There were a few substitutions: I don’t do raw prawns so I just bought normal king prawns, and we didn’t have sherry vinegar so I used balsamic. And we don’t have smoked paprika, so I just used ordinary. But oh my goodness it was delicious. So delicious that I’ve been thinking about it all day and might actually make it again tonight.
David laughed at me for taking a photo, but look how scrumptious it looks! *beams with pride*