Jul 06

permutational summer bake feast

FT + Pumpkin Publog5 comments • 1,145 views

Shorter ingredients = any permutation of the below (TOMS ALONE perhaps a bit dull)
Shorter method = chop then cook

[update: this is PARTICULARLY excellent because you can do a DIFFT VARIANT every night for days on end w/o gettin bored or havin disasters — it suits the sluggish or TV-drawn]


chop (into chunky chunks) some or all of:
shallots (just halve em)
red and/or yellow peppers

finely slice some or all of:

leave untouched some or all of:
tomato, two or three large
tomato, many many tiny

meat portion can be:
chicken breast in chunks
other (untested)

olive oil
sprinkle of sugar
salt and pepper
worcester sauce

–Put everything in a big ceramic dish
–Splash olive oil and worc.sauce over it and mix it all up w.yr mitts
— sprinkle layer of sugar over top (not too much)
–Put in oven on v.high

–Leave till top layer is browning and curled a bit, and tomato skins have mostly split
–Mix up again making sure tom juice all comes out
–Replace in oven, slightly lower temp.
–Leave till yummy, mixing up occasionally to ensure caramelisation is not too localised

–Add salt and pepper and serve

(Also delicious cold next day)
(If you have a meat version, cooking longer and slower will hopefully cause it to soften up after initially going a bit solid) (it’s like rigor mortis wearing off in CSI!!)


  1. 1
    stevem on 12 Jul 2006 #

    reckon lamb would work well too.

  2. 2
    p^nk s on 12 Jul 2006 #

    yes! but it would possibly benefit from even longer, even slower cookage (at a less heat?)

    i forgot herbs: i have been usin rosemary as i wub her — but not with the prawns maybe

  3. 3
    p^nk s on 15 Jul 2006 #

    i am trying this with aubergines and celery this evening

  4. 4
    p^nk s on 18 Jul 2006 #

    ok the supersmashing thing to put with the prawns = VIETNAMESE FISH SAUCE!!

    i did the aubergines-and-celery one w.half olive oil and half sesame see oil — not sure if this really works

  5. 5

    for best results, prawn bake update:
    i. vietnamese fish sauce (phu quoc or similar)
    ii. lemon juice
    iii. cumin

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