On Friday, I took a mental health day from work. It was kinda necessary and I made great use of it but doing a lot of nothing.
Part of the nothing involved watching a couple of shows on the DVR. That is when I saw this:
If you can't watch the YouTube video because your employer
Now, basil, tomato and fresh mozzarella are one of my favorite flavor combinations. Joe's also a fan so when I showed him the video, he agreed - we must make this!
Sunday night was the night. The video gave enough information that I could make it straight from that but I managed to find the exact recipe online. After a bit of translating (the only important bit is that 200°C is roughly 400°F), we were underway. I made sure to swear adequately at Joe while I was cooking - I don't think Gordon Ramsay recipes work any other way.
It was a quick dish, a simple dish, and an amazing dish. The only thing we did differently is that I used fresh basil from our garden even where the recipe called for dried and I used about half a cup of dry white wine when we were cooking up the tomato/sauce mixture. Oh, and I skipped his sides. Because it's my kitchen, you $%^@ing donut, and I wanted too!
The results? See for yourself:
Beautiful and delicious. Even Joe agreed that it was worth being called a stupid donkey if it meant he could eat this for dinner!
Now, $%@& off, all of ya!
Programming Note: Gordon's back on tv starting tonight - it's a new season of Hell's Kitchen. I'll be there!