A friend from way back when, mad Irishman; Michael, and his brother, Paul, came for lunch. We were blessed with a beautiful, sunny Highveld afternoon.
I served a butternut, parsley and lentil soup to start, with my friend Melanie’s party trick: a crusty French loaf stuffed with smoked oysters and garlic butter.
Our main course was snoek (popular South African fish, of the baracuda family) which I had marinated in lime juice and rainbow peppers, with a salad I made for the first time: new potatoes, zucchini and olives, with sundried tomatoes I had soaked in a vermouth and herb reduction.
Paul is a cordon bleu chef and pronounce it the best meal he has had in a long time.
I love cooking for appreciative guests …