I remember the first time I ever tried squid. I was about 12 years old and on holiday in France. I was there with my parents and as a former vegetarian I was often having onion rings while we were out and about. This time however what I thought was onion rings soon turned out to be squid rings. I thought they were horrible and refused to eat them.
And that was my opinion for squid for some time!
My Grandad was a fisherman so I grew up around fish and seafood and liked the majority and only disliked the squid along with cod and haddock. Yet I would live off lobster if I could and the same could be said for my Grandad’s homemade fishcakes as they were amazing.
Eventually I did have squid rings again when I was about 15 and I have loved them ever since and our son Kyle also really enjoys them and they are often served up in restaurants as side dishes in Portugal. In fact, they are so common place that I am often rather shocked whenever onion rings come into play.
So to see Jamie Oliver making them from scratch on Jamie & Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast had to be licking my lips and wishing that my television was 4D! They looked absolutely amazing and they are certainly one of my favourite all time side dishes. I just wished Dominic liked them as then we would have them on a regular basis.
I am also in the process of a detox and anything deep fried has me going crazy and getting super jealous!
The Small Egg Debate
Also on Jamie & Jimmy’s Friday Night Food Feast this week there was a feature about the small eggs that are thrown away each day because the supermarkets don’t want them.
They are called pullet eggs and roughly 1.5 million of these eggs are throwing away every week of the year and are costing thousands of pounds in lost revenue to the farmers.
Pullet eggs means eggs that are produced from younger hens and are considered to be small eggs. They still feature a bit of yolk and are a little sweeter than the eggs we have all grown to love.
From a weight loss bloggers point of view, there are many, many people with a high cholesterol that need to reduce the amount of egg in their diet and I am sure they would love to be able to have their boiled eggs for breakfast and reduce their portion sizes at the same time.
I also remember growing up and the boiled eggs were always made from eggs direct from farms and they came in all kinds of fantastic shapes and sizes. We never really cared for the standard size that the supermarkets insist on selling to us.
Personally, I would buy pullet eggs – would you?