What I had for dinner the night David Cameron became prime minister. Sob.

In honour of our new potato-head PM, a new potato salad for dinner. One was vibrant, fresh and gorgeous, the other looks slimy and makes me want to vom. I’ll leave you to work out which is which.

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Roast radish, new potato and tomato salad

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According to the New York Times, roast radishes are popping up in restaurants all over that fine city. Enough of a reason for me to have a go.

Preheat oven to 220. Parboil some little potatoes, halved, until just tender. Heat a generous glug of olive oil in a roasting tin. Meanwhile, chop the tops off a small bunch of radishes (reserve those greens) and slice the veg in half. Also halve a big handful of cherry and/or baby plum tomatoes and slice a fat clove of garlic. Tip everything bar the greens into the preheated oil, squeeze over the juice of half a lemon, season, stir to coat in the oil and return to the oven. Cook for about 20 mins until the potatoes are golden and a bit crisp. Meanwhile, slice a couple of spring onions, roughly chop the radish tops and a handful of parsley. Stir these in to the roast veg when they’re done, and finish with one squeeze more of lemon, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a bit more s&p.

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Definitely an evening for dessert.

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Mango pots with creme fraiche, coconut & chilli chocolate sauce

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Our new lizard overlords may not like immigrants,  but I for one am grateful for the huge Indian community in the vibrant part of London in which I live, tonight particularly for the glorious Alphonso mangoes I had for dessert.

Layer in small glasses: chopped mango –> a dollop of creme fraiche –> melted dark chocolate mixed with a pinch or two of chilli powder. Sprinkle dessicated coconut and dried chilli flakes on top. Delicious, but also, fuck. George Osborne is chancellor.

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2 responses to “What I had for dinner the night David Cameron became prime minister. Sob.

  1. I couldn’t even eat on that night…

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