Prawns with Pernod.

Wednesday 29th June 2011

I made these at the weekend while we were in France. We have it with French bread & salad – quick and easy.

We have gained a lot from change. The vote for women, the release of Nelson Mandela & the nationwide prohibition of smoking in restaurants & bars. But we also lose a few things as a result of change. Sunday opening hours for retail outlets, cheap labour & the fact that most electrical appliances have a shelf life of less that 5 years.

One change that has effected my life personally is the closure of the cockle shed outside the Laindon Hotel pub in Essex. It was only open Sunday lunchtimes. If my Nan & Granddad came over for Sunday lunch, my Granddad & I would walk down there to get a pint of prawn to have for tea. More often than not, we would end up getting a little polystyrene tub of cockles & jellied eels as well. We would eat the prawns with buttered white sliced bread.

Mind you, this was over 30 years ago so I suppose you can’t expect everything to last forever.

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About whatdidyouhavefordinnerlastnight

I started this blog to record the meals I make for my son. One of the many great memories I have of my childhood is the food I ate. The smell of boiling cauliflower on a Sunday morning that steamed up the windows, Lamb sandwiches for tea in front of the tele, cubes of raw jelly at nan’s house and of course mum’s homemade pizza (made with a short crust base) I hope my food creates good memories for my son but if nothing else this blog might jog his memory when he’s older! Enjoy.
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5 Responses to Prawns with Pernod.

  1. melsar93 says:

    These look delicious.

  2. Stef says:

    Memories can be sweet, and also bittersweet…

  3. roger edwards says:

    they look nice. who can i get to peel them for me

  4. Mistral Zagni says:

    They were very scrummy as always x

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