A Campari for the weekend…..
I became fond of a Campari or an Aperol on my hols the year before last in Venice. Topped up with prosecco this is a perfect aperitif, and the sunshine made me break open a bottle to welcome in the summer!
The past 3 days I have worked late so no real dinner to speak of, unfortunately. So tonight I have made an effort: Roast Topside of Beef with a Mallorcan Tombet. The Tombet came from a cookbook Colin’s parents brought me back from a recent jaunt to Majorca. It is a layered vegetable bake, and although it took a little while to assemble it was well worth the effort. Here’s the recipe……
2 large potatoes
1 large aubergine
1 large courgette
1 large yellow pepper
2 garlic cloves, chopped
Small glass of white wine
1 tin chopped tomatoes
- Cut the potato, aubergine and courgette into slices
- Chop the pepper into long strips
- Heat some oil in a frying pan and brown the vegetables, both sides, one veg at a time
- In a baking dish place the potatoes in a layer. Top with a layer of aubergine, the courgette, and then pepper.
- In a separate pan add a splash of olive oil and fry the garlic for 1min. Add the wine and reduce by 1/3. Add the tomatoes and a tin full of water and reduce until thick.
- Pour the sauce over the vegetables and bake in the oven for 30mins until bubbling away nicely.