Thursday, October 11, 2007

Homage to Jose....

Some of you may have noticed that my friend Jose comments from time to time, and some of you may have also noticed his comment in the post a couple of days ago about the not-so-good butifara Catalana...

Now Jose included a description of how he would eat a butifara.

In homage to Jose's spectacular sounding idea, we had a very very nice lunch.

I altered things slightly, 'cause I'm just like that.

First, I didn't use the boutiffara...I got good high quality frankfurters....there were no buns that I could find, so instead I used crusty white bread that I bought warm at the bakers a couple of hours ago. I used allioli instead of mayo...this is an absolutely delightful Catalan sauce, take garlic and olive oil and pound them together until you get a smooth garlicy sauce...like garlic butter but better and garlicier (if you will allow me that word) I kept the avocados, the diced tomatoes with olive oil and salt, and the hot sauce (mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm) the girls and I though felt that putting either ketchup or mustard on this would have been a crime. The pickled cabbage? I am in the wrong country for that.

So here it is ladies and gentlemen, our lunch, Homage to Jose........



Boy was that ever delicious...the girls judged it the best lunch ever...I think I agree.

Now you may have noticed the fruit on the side...a persimmon I think it is called in English, the Catalan's call it Saint Peter's heart...though it may be St. Paul...either way they are sweet and luscious and smooth and silky....mmmmmm



So in thanks to Saint whomever, and even more so in thanks to Jose...we are full and happy and had the best lunch ever. Mmmmmmmmmm

6 comments:

Beth said...

Another mouth-watering meal/picture.
Can we get persimmons in Canada? I've never looked.

traveller one said...

Here's my favourite way to eat a persimmon-- put it in the freezer for a couple of hours (til it's not quite frozen), then slice off the top and eat with a spoon! It's like a fresh sorbet and is divine!

Beth said...

YUM!!! I've never had a persimmon, but it looks yummy.

Trish said...

That sausage thingy looks delish!

They used make Perssimon Pie in North Carolina when we lived there...it was smooth and sweet like pumpkin, only without the spices.

Anonymous said...

AYAYAYAY,IT IS THE FIRST TIME SOMEBODY WRITES SOMETHING ABOUT ME,THANKS INDEED,AND I AM HAPPY YOU AND YOUR GIRLS ENJOYED THE LUNCH,I HOPE YOU LEFT SOME FOR THE MAN OF THE HOUSE.BEST REGARDS AND A BIG ABRAZO,FROM TO,JOSE.
PD.I HATE HORSERADISH.

oreneta said...

Beth: That was pretty good, and yes you can get them in Canada, I have seen them in China town mostly, but also at some of the smaller fruit sellers. They should be soft and are very good, almost like a not too sweet jelly...

Kim: OHHHHHH we don't have a freezer....that sounds soooo amazing....maybe I'll talk a friend into letting me put some in their freezer....

Beth: Something else too try...

Trish: Recipe PLEASE.....do you have one?

Jose: Of course we left some for the man...though he chose to eat his a bit differently...he had to work horaries intensiu that day, 7am - 3pm with one 15 min break...urgh....common here though. He had his later.

I like horseradish I have to say...try a little in tuna some time....mmmm adds a zip and sting.