Here for the sunshine potato salad and minted pea crush? Well, let’s be frank, you’re not going to be here to buy a set of bulbs for your hallway or tips on cleaning your yeasty clout. The recipe follows, unusually shortly, but first…
Can someone kindly explain to me the fuss about these fidget spinners thing? I’ve seen so many people wandering down the streets looking like they’re clicking their fingers in that insufferably smug manner adopted by professional Rent-a-Gobs like Michael Buble lately that it makes my head spin, and not even ironically. I’ve seen people paying a tenner for something they can hold in their hands and fidget with, which, for at least 50% of the population, is overlooking the obvious choice, although playing with your cock whilst you ‘concentrate’ in the cat food aisle at ASDA is only ever going to get you into trouble.
I abjure from most fads – I grew my hair long and dark way after all the other Emo McGee boys at school did it, but then Snape came along and ruined it for me with his fabulous locks. I avoided the whole ‘charity wristband’ nonsense by wearing one that said ‘fuck commercialisation’ – listen, I know, it’s a wonder I didn’t cut myself on all that edginess! That was ridiculous mind, you’d have people walking around with ten of these wristbands strangling their ham-hock wrists and turning their fingers blue. They’d look like the necks of the Kayan women, only with SPORTS DIRECT and FIND SHANNUN COME HERM on there. I planked only accidentally – by lying down when I was tired and/or to rest my ankles, though gone were the days when I used to tuck them behind my ears.
I pierced the wrong ear by mistake – imagine, had I not pierced the ‘gay’ ear, I’d be living at home with a pleasantly plump wife called Jenny and two wholesomely toothy children, I’m sure, though I’d be spending more time in a layby than an AA van. I attempted to put a piercing in my eyebrow but given my brows look like Kevin Webster’s nineties moustache, no-one noticed. I have thought about a tattoo – something tasteful, you understand, with lots of colour – but I lose weight and gain weight so often that it would end up just a blurry smear on my elasticated skin, as though I’d fallen asleep on a page from Take a Break. No, I’ll stay as I am.
The recipe, then. Both sides make enough for four people. Serve this with the amazing lamb I put up a few posts back. Can’t recall? Let me help.
to make sunshine potato salad and minted pea crush, you’ll need:
for the potatoes:
- a bag of new potatoes, nice and small, cut into halves
- half a red onion, chopped nice and fine
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
- pinch of salt, pinch of pepper
- two tablespoons of olive oil (12 syns)
- a good pinch of turmeric, ground ginger and if you have it, lemongrass
You might be thinking: three syns for a portion of potato salad. Yes! But it’s nice. You can certainly buy syn-free SW potato salad from certain ‘cold’ retailers, but what price dignity?
for the peas:
- 500g of frozen peas
- 30g of grated pecorino, or any other hard cheese (HEA)
- pinch of good salt
- one clove of garlic
- nice bunch of mint with the leaves removed
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil (6 syns)
- 3 tbsp of lemon juice
to make sunshine potato salad and minted pea crush, you should:
for the potatoes:
- boil your new potatoes and chop the onion nice and fine
- blend everything else together to make a light, creamy sauce – you’re not trying to drown an ex in it, you just want a lovely light coating
- mix everything together!
I know, ridiculously easy. I used our poxy wee chopper thing from Amazon but it did the job perfectly – anything will do though, as long as you can whisk it super fast. Use the cat’s leg for all I care!
This is all the better for sitting in the fridge for a bit.
for the peas:
- cook your frozen peas for just a moment in boiling water
- blend absolutely everything together – you’re not aiming for a sauce but just a nice chunky mix – then plop it into a dish and season to taste
I know that seems so obvious, but I think getting sides to go with your dinner can be tricky – at least this is something new! Enjoy!
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