Good Eatin’: Lemon Curd and Plantains

List Item: Try 500 of the 1001 Foods You Must Try Before You Die

Our friends Luke and Lottie came over to stay on a Saturday. We had a lot of fun watching The Lego Movie, eating and generally catching up since it had literally been a year since we all saw each other.

Since both myself and Lottie are majorly into our food, and they were staying at our apartment, I figured it would make sense to do some cooking.

Food Item: Lemon Curd

Now I had never had lemon curd until this day. I was put off of it since it never really looked too appetising to me… like custard that had gone off slightly. I was wrong all of these years never to try it since it was tangy, creamy and rather delicious when eaten with a spoon.

Remember when I made a brioche pudding with Seville orange marmalade for a dinner party? I decided I would make it again with half of the brioches being filled with marmalade and the other half containing lemon curd. I also added some left over chopped candied pomelo peel. It was delicious and rich and I wish I could make this more often.

Food Item: Plantain

There is a saying that if something looks like a duck and quacks like a duck then you have a duck. But here we have something that looks like a banana, smells like a banana but is actually a plantain. I bought these from Tesco for the sake of getting something new for the food list and I did not know what to do with them. So me and Lottie put our heads together and we decided I should make plantain chips.

I sliced them finely, coated them in spray oil and salt then airfryed them for 15-20 minutes at 180°C.  The result was something that tasted very much like potato crisps but (like the whole duck things) these were not made of potato. Being so high in starches and low in fat (and not needing much oil to make them crispy) I may have found a nice, healthy and easy to make snack food. I just need to maintain a source of plantains.

Progress: 168/500

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