Ominous Oriental

The twelfth of our thirteenfridays meals.
Tonight’s Menu –

Toast
Prawn Toast Terror – 13 pieces of prawn toast served with Soy, Plum and Sweet Chili dipping sauces

Fry
Sinister Stir Fry – 13 ingredient stirfry: Spring Onion, Baby Sweetcorn, Carrot, Ginger, Garlic, Beansprouts, Red Pepper, White Cabbage, Quorn Strips, Shitake Mushrooms, Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, Noodles.

Cookie
Abominable Almond Cookies – 13 Almond cookies served with Vanilla Ice Cream and Lychee and rose water puree.

Infernal Indian

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The eleventh of our thirteenfridays meals.
Tonight’s Menu –

PopStart
Peski Pappadoms & Pickles – 13 Pappadoms with a selection of pickles, chutneys and raita.

MainsCreepy King Prawn Biryani – 13 spice king prawn biryani (Aniseed, Cumin, Coriander, Green Cardomon, Black Cardomon, Cinnamon, Chili, Garlic, Ginger, Turmeric, Clove, Black Mustard seed, Fenugreek) served with a 13 ingredient vegetable curry (Onion, Carrot, Aubergines, Sweet Pepper, Courgette, Tomatoes, Cumin, Coriander, Ginger, Garlic, Chili, Bay Leaf, Butter).

Sweet
Malign Malai Ful Khaja – 13 Filo parcels with sweet paneer, pistachios and rose water syrup.

‘Ohh..Sweet Cheesus!’ Sam Knight

Fearsome Winter Feast

thirteenfridaysThe tenth of our thirteenfridays meals.
Tonight’s Menu –

Soupy
Vengeful Vegetable soup – 13 Ingredient soup: Butter; Olive Oil; Carrot; Onion; Garlic; Celery; Potato; Lentils; Tomato Puree; Stock; Shitake; Champignon; Porcini.

pastabake
Perillous Pasta Bake – 13 Ingredient pasta bake served with 13 slices of garlic bread.  Pasta; Onion; Celery; Fennel; Peas; Courgette; Garlic; Smoked River Cobbler; Olive Oil; Bay leaf; Thyme; Stock; Cheddar Cheese.

Brownies
Beelzebub’s Brownies – 13 Chocolate and walnut brownies served with vanilla ice cream.

‘It’s so nice to see artists give something back’ Kirsten Hinks

Fallen Fare

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The ninth of our thirteenfridays meals.

To follow the Guy Fawkes bonfire burning, baked, burnt and smoky food seems appropriate.

Nibbles
Numinous nibbles – 13 Roasted and toasted savory nibbles – Soya beans, Black beans, Green peas, Split broad beans, Whole broad beans with shell, Sunflower seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Linseeds, Sesame seeds, Hemp seeds, Soya sauce, Salt, Rapeseed oil.

MackerelMalefic Mackerel Pate – Smoked mackerel pate on 13 pieces of sourdough bread and spelted wholemeal bread baked by Jack Smylie Wild.

mains9Scary Sausage Cobbler & Perilous 13 Potato Gratin – 13 ingredient sausage cobbler; Onion, Carrot, Celery, Garlic, Thyme, Bay leaf, Olive oil, Vegetable stock, SR Flour, Butter, milk 13 Vegetarian sausages, Smoked cheddar cheese.  Perilous 13 Potato Gratin by guest Zoë Dan.

BnBBaleful Bread & Butter Pudding – 13 ingredient pudding; Bread, Butter, Raisins, Whiskey, Prunes, Apricots, Candied Peel, Orange, Double cream, Eggs, Golden Caster Sugar, Demerara sugar, Nutmeg.

fours
Lucifer’s Lemon Curd Petit Fours – 13 lemon curd Petit Fours by guest Kirsten Hinks.

‘Excellent dishes’  Sam Knight

Harrowing Hallowtide

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The eighth of our thirteenfridays meals

On Halloween we started preparing for the festival with some appropriate ale.  Our bottle of Spooks Ales was bought while we were in Ilfracombe earlier this year for the Ilfra Expo, check out our holiday snaps.
Spooks Ale Ales

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All Hallows’ Day Menu –
Friday’s meal served with deceptively powerful Ghostini cocktails!
Ghostini

Garlic Eyes
Ghoulish Garlic Eyes – 13 doughballs with black olives, served with garlic butter and sour cream and chive dip.

Paella
Seer’s Seefood Paella – 13 ingredient paella (Onion, Green pepper, Garlic, Saffron, Black Olives, King Scallops, King Prawns, Crevettes, Rice, Fish Stock, Vermouth, Lemon, Parsley).

Eyes n ghosts
Ghostly Biscuits & Evil Eyes – 13 Sweet vanilla biscuits and 13 chocolate cake balls.

‘This dish is looking at me..’ Sam Knight

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Hallowtide celebrations continue with some Soul Cakes for All Souls Day

Soul Cakes

Fiendish Franglais

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The seventh of our thirteenfridays meals was designed and prepared by guest chef, Kirsten Hinks. Unfortunately I couldn’t be there so I missed out on this frighteningly good looking fare!

Tonight’s Menu –
Crostini
Chilling Crostini Chevre – 13 goats cheese and fig crostini.

codnfrites
Portentous Poisson & Pomme Frites – 13 goujon of cod with 13 chunky chips and homemade tartar sauce.

Gateaux
Gateâu St Jude – puff pastry, chocolate and vanilla cream with 13 choux buns.  St Jude is the patron Saint of desperate cases and lost causes and his day is 28 October (the big storm forecast for this Sunday is called St Jude).

“It’s Halloween next week – I expect all three courses to resemble eye balls.” Kirsten Hinks

Terrifying Take-away

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The sixth of our thirteenfridays meals was away from home in Cardiff during the Made in Roath Arts Festival where we were both showing with The Rhôd Artists Group.
Tonight’s Menu (eaten in a bus stop in the rain…classy)
Menu
Number 13 – Chicken with Green Peppers and 13 Prawn Crackers from Swallow Chinese Takeaway ,139 City Road (1+3+9 = 13)
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Malevolent Mexican

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The fifth of our thirteenfridays meals with San Miguel and Mezcal.
Tonight’s Menu –
Accompaniements
Ominous accompaniments – 13 pieces of Corn bread and a 13 ingredient salad (Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber, Sweet corn, Red pepper, Yellow pepper, Orange pepper, Green beans, Avocado, Celery, Carrot, Coriander, Eggs.

Camarones a la Diabla
Camarones a la diabla – 13 Frighteningly fiery jumbo king prawns in a 3 chili, lime and tomato sauce. Served with sour cream and corn bread.

Chili
Chilling Chilli sans Carne – (13 ingredients) Onion, Carrot, Red pepper, Tomatoes, Quorn mince, Red kidney beans, Garlic, Bay leaf, Dark chocolate, Thyme, Chilies, Cholula sauce, Stock.  Served with 13 spicy Asparagus spears, plain boiled rice, salad and corn bread.

KalhuaBalls
Citlalicue’s Kahlua balls – 13 rich chocolate biscuit, sweet coffee liqueur and mixed nut balls dusted with powdered sugar. Made by Kirsten Hinks.

‘That’s a bloody big pan’ – Sam Knight

Eerie Italian

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The fourth of our thirteenfridays meals accompanied by Paranormal Activity 1 & 2.
Tonight’s Menu –
wedgesnbread
Ghostly Garlic Bread & Preternatural Potato Wedges – 13 slices of garlic bread & 13 seasoned potato wedges served with a selection of dips.

4pizzas
Paranormal Pizzas – 13 toppings on 4 pizzas, divided into 13.
Tomato, Mushrooms, Olives, Sweet Red Pepper, Pickled Jalapeno Peppers, Red Leicester, Cheddar, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Tuna, Anchovy, Oregano, Pineapple.

Profiteroles
Petrifying Profiteroles – 13 fresh cream profiteroles with dark chocolate. Made by Kirsten Hinks.

‘Im in danger of getting full’ – Sam Knight

Traditional Terror

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The third of our thirteenfridays meals.
Tonight’s Menu –
Fishcakes
Fearful Fishcakes – 13 Smoked Fishcakes with chili dipping sauce and a mango & chili relish.

Toads
Terrifying Toad in the Hole – 13 sausage toad in the hole with 13 roast potatoes, 13 peices of carrot, 13 sliced runner beans, 13 Broccoli florets and 13floz of gravy.

Trifle
Trembling Trifle – (13 ingredients) brandy, sponge, tinned raspberries, tinned Strawberries, tinned peaches, fresh strawberries, jelly, custard, cream, 13 flake pieces, dark chocolate shavings, 13 fresh raspberries, 13 blueberries.

‘What would Mary Berry say?’ Kirsten Hinks

‘Frankly, I’m just grateful for all this dinner’ Sam Knight