Saturday, November 04, 2006

While the cats away….

The mice will… listen to heavy metal music, play computer games, drink beer and feast on seafood.
The closest we ever came to breaking up was very early on in the piece, I offered Stace a prawn from the dish I was eating… and she said
"Sorry, I don't like seafood"
I was taken quite a back, my mind starts to pulse.. "You don’t like seafood?" what if this become serious a life with out seafood, no prawns, oysters, crayfish, muscles, panic sets in.. I calmed down, I knew I could eat seafood when ever we went out. It would be ok, I could still eat it at home, we just wouldn't eat it together. I was ok with this, time passes and we move in together. It was great, fun times, many laughs, and lots of romantic misunderstandings. But no seafood in the house.

Stace is currently up with the out laws celebrating Wool Week in her home town. SO it has been nothing but heavy metal, beer and Seafood Paella.

In order to make a good paella. Firstly crank the heavy metal to full volume, a good selection should involve, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, Korn, Anthrax, Machine Head, Cradle of Filth, and some Rammstein to be fully multi cultural.

Open a bottle of Carlton draught, and shuck a half dozen oysters, these should be enjoyed over 20 mins or so. Oysters may only be served natural, Kilpatrick should be banned under international law, as it destroys the natural flavour and texture of the oyster.

For the paella, in the pot, add 3 cups of fish stock, one cup of water, and a teaspoon of saffron. Heat over medium to medium-high heat. Open and consume a beer.

In a frying pan, add a table spoon of olive oil, cook fillets of firm white fish but into 2 cm cubes until golden turning after a minute. Take fish from the pan, place it on plate.

TO the frying pan add a little more oil, slice onion, 2 cloves of crushed garlic, cook until the onion is soft and clear. Add two cups of rice, a can of diced tomatoes and a teaspoon of paprika. Add half of the fish stock mix to the frying pan, shake the pan to allow the solution to filter through the rice, cook uncovered on medium heat for 10 mins or until the solution is absorbed.

Add a hand full of green prawn cutlets, rings of squid, and several de bearded muscles to the mix push them into the rice mix, keep adding the fish stock mix at five minute intervals, half a cup at a time, until you run out of mix, approx 25 mins…. Add the fish and half a cup of frozen peas. Open and consume a beer.

Allow to stand for 5 mins, serve with fresh black pepper and beer.

The final step is cleaning up the mess you made before she gets home, which is in approximately 5 hours….. wonder how much I can fit in the cupboard?


Blogger Stace said...

What about the strippers and the wild parties and the blackjack...??? I'm almost disappointed your weekend was so tame - although I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

12:42 AM  
Blogger Within Without said...


Hey! You're not supposed to find out about the strippers and wild parties and blackjack!!!

(Oh yeah, that's in his other post under a pseudonym on another blogger service).

What was it Aidan said you were up doing somewhere, a wool pull or something or other? Like, sheep?


Thank you Chef Marco. Does your recipe not call for actually pouring any beer INTO the paella?

I've got to try this recipe, just as you described it. Fascinating pix, too.

If you've got it down to a T like that, maybe you could just add a few strategically placed lit candles, some fragrances here and there and maybe some music other than Cradle of Filth, and you might gently seduce her into enjoying fish...

9:20 AM  
Blogger Aidan said...

Stace: strippers and black jack taste horrible in a paella...

WW: WOuldnt want to waste beer a greater crime crime then making oysters kill patrick... That was actually my first attempt at a paella. going to try a vegie one tonight for Stace and I.
i am the cook of the family:)

2:07 PM  
Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

MMMMMM! you perform all of this while dancing around the empty house in your skivies ala Tom Cruise in Risky Business?

Do you like any old school bangers like Slade? New York Dolls? Deep Purple?
I only ask because WW wouldn't recognise any of the bands that you mentioned..
he is disco stu..ladeeze man..giggity giggity!

10:29 AM  
Blogger Stace said...

I'm a big Deep Purple fan - seen them live twice in Melbourne, got about 8 or 10 of their albums... but Aidan doesn't really get into them :( Slade and New York Dolls I know I've heard, but can't think of a song off the top of my head so I probably didn't like them so much!

2:02 PM  
Blogger Aidan said...

sorry cant cant get into deep purple... i work on the principle if the ramp is no longer just for the equipment it is time ot walk away.

Slade and new york dolls, sorry cant say i have heard of them.. Probably didnt make it this far round the world.

Not only dance, air guitar and drums, i am a one man musical sensation:) I only wear the skivies when getting down to the wiggles

Toot Toot Chugga chugga Big red car... Crowd surfing at a wiggles concert the ultimate rush

2:17 PM  
Blogger Within Without said...

Nerds. I've got Deep Purple playing at my place right now. Stace, you're welcome.

8:50 PM  

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