Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Fish supper




By the time I finished work I was starving but the thought of going home and cooking dinner was making my feet ache.
I am not very good at take-away, I would rather leave-it-there, but my laziness got the better of me and I went off in search of ready cooked food.
My town has the usual sprinkling of fast food, well, not so fast in the case of the Chinese, I think they probably wanted my order last Wednesday week so I crossed them off me list.
MacDonald's? Absolutely not. Kebab then. No, can't do that either. I can only face the pole- dancing lamb shavings when I am on the way home from a night out

Next to the Kebab shop is the dodgy looking 'Chicken Shop' run by the Turkish owners of the Kebab shop. The smell of all that fried chicken usually makes me want to heave and I send in one of the Feckers to collect the order but with no Fecker in sight I was doomed. The strange little hovel that sells Mexican thinks that no one eats before nine and the pizza place had a queue halfway down the road.

The trouble is that when you are vegetarian, takeaway food sort of loses its appeal. I really fancied an Indian. They do gorgeous veggie food but the Multi-Balti had a mysterious kind of fire and has been closed for six months. It was no good, I had to settle for a good old fish supper.

Our chip shops are all traditional, meaning traditionally you can only purchase food that has been deep fried, or kept warm for four hours. This includes sausages (naked or dressed - meaning in batter or not), pea fritters (peas in batter), cod (fish in batter), deep fried chicken (tasting of fish) and anything else that can be safely dipped in vats of boiling oil. I am thankful to say that a Glaswegian Mars (deep fried mars bars) have failed to catch on, but it is said that you can order one on the quiet.
To take the edge off your fried delights you can have a pickled egg, gherkin or a saveloy to help the whole meal down. Personally I prefer a cup of tea without the meal.
I ordered two portions of cod and chips and a side order of mushy peas for the meat eaters. A veggie burger for the Big Fecker who can stomach those frozen cakes made of unidentifiable beans. And me? I made do with a portion of chips as I think I had already inhaled enough fat to last my hips a lifetime.





16 comments:

Verilion said...

Ooh you're making me hungry. I don't know what it was, maybe cos my Mum was a gourmet cook or something, but I just love junk food!

Beach Bum said...

A moment on the lips, forever on the hips.

Minx said...

Not sure that a battered Mars bar would ever stand a chance of getting anywhere near me lips. Ugh.

V, if junk food didn't smell so bad I might eat more of it. I nearly ate a burger - once.

Jan said...

Oh dear. And I haven't had my breakfast yet..

Debi said...

But look! There's a sprig of something green in the top right hand corner! Doesn't that count towards your 5 a-day?

Debi said...

PS No need to bring any of this stuff to the party.

Party? Did I say party? You just know I did. And you know where it is too.

Run, girl. Run ...

Atyllah said...

Oh by the corncob - now I feel sick - and it's not just the chicken eating, I can smell that fatty fried oil from here - eeeeurgh! Humans, the things they are willing to consume.

Minx said...

running.......

Minx said...

Why am I running? I don't do running.

john.g. said...

You mentioned a yummy lamb kebab, and your a soft veggie? Where were the MUSHY peas with the fish? Fish, and you're a veggie?

Minx said...

Sorry John G, probably didn't make meself clear. I don't eat meat, poultry or fish, just facing that wobbling tower of meat is enough for me.
Before you brand me a bleedin' heart vegetable, I would just like to say that I have nothing against meateaters (I live with some). Rotting flesh is no good for me but I do like the smell of bacon first thing in the morning!
Oh yes, forgot the smushy peas, and curry sauce and also didn't mention pie, mash and that mysterious 'liquor'.

As a child I loved a bag of 'screes' (batter bits) - what did you call them?

Saaleha said...

We did take out tonight. Been running around too much to make it within a mile of the stove. So it was Chicken Tikka (that's masala chicken that has been flame grilled) served with chips and a salad. Not half bad, actually. And there was pizza, but it's a strange invention this one. It's topped with meats of many kinds, chips and cheese. Okay in small doses. Though the kids are rather keen on it.

Minx said...

The chip decorated pizza sounds interesting, I think, well, maybe, sort of.

L>T said...

I could take all the breading off the fish & sqeeze lemon all over it.(I'm still eating fish) & maybe two french fries with lots of ketchup(for a veggie).

I just got a Bali cookbook, today. I can't wait to try some of the yummy sounding recipes.

I'm with you about junk food. YUCK!
My poor slender children never got the stuff at home.

john.g. said...

Minx, the batter bits were clinkers. Not the sort around ones bum!

Minx said...

One does not have clinkers John G, battered or not!