What a day! I have been working hard today and waiting in for a Sky man to arrive who never did. Wilf went off this morning and had a mishap with his car, a wall and a bit of parking gone wrong. Not much damage to the car and none to himself so we cannot complain. However it has left him in a bit of a flat mood this evening.
I managed to over cook 4 meaty pork chops as I was working away, they have that leatherette look and texture so I may be trying to detach the meat and see if it is edible otherwise I am sure there are two willing doggy mouths who would be only too pleased if I burned the food everyday.
I am trying a chorizo and chickpea soup now but I don’t have any chorizo only some garlic sausage. I cooked it all up and now it’s simmering away so lets hope it works. Our friend Aura cooked this a couple of weeks ago and I am struggling to remember what went in it. She has gone off home overseas so I cannot ask her.
I soaked a bag of dried chickpeas overnight in lots of water and then rinsed them thoroughly.
a thin slice of a block of butter
3 crushed garlic
a diced onion
a stick of celery, chopped
a few ounces of garlic sausage
a tin of tomatoes
a few flakes of chili
two teaspoons of vegetable stock powder
half a pint of water
Melt the butter, add the chopped onion and crushed garlic, fry for a few minutes and add the celery and sausage. Fry for a few minutes more then add the tomatoes, chickpeas, some grinds of pepper (I did 15) and a few chilli flakes.
I transferred it all to a saucepan and then added the stock powder and half a pint of water.
Check it and stir every 15 minutes, cover after an hour, simmer gently for another hour. Mash up some of the chickpeas with a potato masher, mix and serve with crusty bread (and butter).