To feed 11 mo homemade scallop and chorizo linguini for dinner....

(112 Posts)
Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 17:41:25

In fairness we are having the same!

MardyBra Wed 23-Apr-14 17:43:53

Only if you don't pronounce it "choritso".

AnyFucker Wed 23-Apr-14 17:44:02

The nappies will be interesting

PedantMarina Wed 23-Apr-14 17:45:07

YABVU! All the scallops must be mine. angry

Mmmiiiiiiinnnnneeeeee, I tells ya.

AnguaResurgam Wed 23-Apr-14 17:45:11

Gosh, you've made me feel hungry!

Of course it's a terrible diet for an infant. (Can I come round and eat it instead? Just to avoid waste, you understand..)

WestieMamma Wed 23-Apr-14 17:45:34

You need to send me a portion before I can pass judgement.

TimeForAnotherNameChange Wed 23-Apr-14 17:45:43

I'd be concerned about the salt and nitrates in the chorizo personally, depending on how much of it you've used.

LiberalLibertine Wed 23-Apr-14 17:45:46

Go for it! Mine ate anything at that age, in another year they'll tell you 'it's d'usting' so enjoy it while it lasts!

Binkyresurrected Wed 23-Apr-14 17:45:56

YABU, your 11 month old should be eating chicken nuggets and chips, and I should have had an invite.

Oh I'm hungry now.

Chopsypie Wed 23-Apr-14 17:46:21

I wouldn't give chorizo to a small child. I don't know if DD just has a sensitive stomach or what, but the nappies were horrendous

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 17:50:04

Only a small amount of the chorizo, just for flavour! These kids seem to have cast iron stomachs....
He wolfed it down with his hands.

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 23-Apr-14 17:50:30

Isn't shell fish unsuitable before a yr?

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 17:51:05

Could they be damaged by lack of processed chicken nuggets?

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 23-Apr-14 17:52:05

X post. Glad he liked grin

No he's not missing out. Home made breaded chicken is much nicer smile

Its fine as long as its washed down with a fruit shoo!

Artandco Wed 23-Apr-14 17:53:37

I would. No rules on against any of that. Mine were weaned on prawns abroad and hv said nothing against shellfish

BitOutOfPractice Wed 23-Apr-14 17:54:01

Stealth boast much wink

Why not just start a "what are you having for dinner?" thread instead?

blanchedeveraux Wed 23-Apr-14 17:54:19

YABU. Crack open a box of Turkey Twizzlers you irresponsible MoFo! smile

TheScience Wed 23-Apr-14 17:54:20

Never heard shellfish is unsuitable.

FloozeyLoozey Wed 23-Apr-14 17:54:23

I pronounce it choritzo. I'm an uncultured northerner, I don't know any better.

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 17:54:33

I'm a fishmonger so I know it's fresh, dodgy shell fish is a no no in under 1's in case of poisoning I think!

ReluctantCamper Wed 23-Apr-14 17:54:40

I fed DS chorizo from that age. had a couple of interesting nappies, but if he's going to live in this house he needs to be able to deal with a bit of chilli, and he is fine with it now.

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 17:56:04

Yep but I've never had a stealth boast thread!
And it's raining! a bit of levity for mid week tea time.

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 23-Apr-14 17:57:06


I'm jealous at the fresh fish source you have!! do you keep the best hits by for yourself? I would blush

Isn't dodgy shellfish a no-no for over 1s too?

much too salty!


EvansOvalPiesYumYum Wed 23-Apr-14 17:58:36

I bet he'll absolutely love it!! When my son was around that age I made pasta with a tomatoey sauce containing anchovies, chillis, black olives (a bit like a Putanesca) (sp?) thinking he would hate it and spit it out. He INHALED it, couldn't get enough of it. It is still his favourite pasta to this day, many years later!!

Your little one will really enjoy it, I'm certain!! (Fingers crossed - all you can do is try) smile

NormHonal Wed 23-Apr-14 17:58:56

I waaaaant some too. <stares at soup in disdain>

My kids are eating fishcakes for dinner. Not as posh as scallops and chorizo though.

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 17:59:49

I only buy in things I like Giles! That way I'm sure of a good dinner....3 years of living out of Iceland due to no cash took it's toll!

widdle Wed 23-Apr-14 18:00:40

Why isn't he having a Gregg's pasty?

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 23-Apr-14 18:00:53


ILoveWooly Wed 23-Apr-14 18:01:08

My three all love it... especially with rocket and parmesan mixed through!

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 18:01:53

Strangely the 7yr old picked out all the scallop, dh ate them!

Doingakatereddy Wed 23-Apr-14 18:02:14

<backs away from the posh thread, covering up the kids fish fingers>

EvansOvalPiesYumYum Wed 23-Apr-14 18:02:30

Whilst breastfeeding, I ate a lot of courgettes - Oh My Goodness!!! The nappies I got from that. Yeuch isn't the word!!

Healthy, though!

Just saw your son ate your meal, Wherediparkmybroom - most excellent!! grin

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 18:03:05

Didn't think of Parmesan, I just put a touch of cream through for a sauce, plus that was all I had in the fridge, left over from Mondays pudding

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 23-Apr-14 18:04:03

Pomegranate nappies are interesting too grin

BikeRunSki Wed 23-Apr-14 18:04:26

My only concern would be shellfish allergy.

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 18:04:30

I'll go to Gregg's and get sausage rolls for tomorrow, just so they turn out balanced, I promise

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 23-Apr-14 18:05:49


Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 18:06:06

Haven't tried pomegranate yet!

EvansOvalPiesYumYum Wed 23-Apr-14 18:06:43

grin at Giles (can imagine) hehe

PurplePidjin Wed 23-Apr-14 18:06:49

YANBU, my 17mo wolfed down crab risotto the other day grin

Love my lovely local market and the new fish stall!

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 18:07:54

I hade a bad mussel once, I won't touch green lipped to this day

MiaowTheCat Wed 23-Apr-14 18:08:05

Both of mine would probably love it - I wouldn't eat it cos I don't like seafood at all but they'd wolf it down.

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 18:09:22

See the 7yo loves crab!!!!!would eat it all day every day.....
That and local prawn

JeanSeberg Wed 23-Apr-14 18:09:36

You are doubly unreasonable if you ate together as a family.

At a table.

kippersmum Wed 23-Apr-14 18:10:15

YABVU I would have eaten it instead! smile

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 18:10:53

No, I feed the children first during the week, I don't like hands in my dinner......

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 18:13:52

Giles, was my best move ever! I hated my min wage jobs, I love running my own shop plus the cooking up is fun, cooked 60k of crab this morning ready for dressing.....

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 23-Apr-14 18:16:00

envy your children are very lucky. I love fresh prawns!! And crab and salmon

Chippednailvarnish Wed 23-Apr-14 18:16:24

Op shut up! I'm literally salivating reading this thread.

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 18:17:13

Mardybra I don't I worked in Spain for a couple of years when I was younger!

MammaTJ Wed 23-Apr-14 18:18:12

I bet your fish shops doesn't stink either. The one in our town did. It stank out all the nearby shops too. Then they made a fuss when a fush van from another town came once a week and 'stole their business'. No, people just won't buy from a shop that stinks.

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 18:18:19

What about sea bass Giles? Valuable info here! There I was just prattling about......

Chippednailvarnish Wed 23-Apr-14 18:18:33

Only if it's served cold though eh Giles grin

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 18:20:08

MammaTJ there is no need for a stink.....fresh fish doesn't smell and if I wouldn't feed it to the baby I won't sell it.....seems to be a standard that works. Mind you I've smelt some nasty tescos fish counters lately.

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 23-Apr-14 18:20:11

grin chip

Yes I like sea bass!! I have a lovely recipe for sea bass baked in coconut milk with chilli (a few other bits like some soy sauce)

It's delicious

EvansOvalPiesYumYum Wed 23-Apr-14 18:21:11

I think a coach trip to Whered's shop? I'll supply the bibs (for the adults) hee hee hee

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 18:21:51

Ohh inbox me the recipe! I display them in the shop, always looking for new ones!

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 23-Apr-14 18:21:54

<gives Evans ticket money>

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 23-Apr-14 18:22:36

I'll dig it out in a bit smile it's from a very old book though

Leeds2 Wed 23-Apr-14 18:24:17

Could you post the recipe, Wheredid? It sounds lovely!

Wouldn't mind the one for sea bass in coconut milk too. I love fish, but can never think what to do with it beyond poaching.

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 18:24:27

Excellent, I picked up an old copy of Floyd on fish the other day in the local charity shop!

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 23-Apr-14 18:27:11

Ill bath the kids and find it!! if I've not been drowned by them

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 18:27:54

Chorizo, shallot, butter in a pan till soft.
Linguine on to cook,
Sear scallops with chorizo,
Remove from heat,
Add cream, parsley and black pepper,
Drain and add pasta
Stir trough over a low heat
And serve!

10 mins start to finish eat your heart out Jamie Oliver!

RunLikeSomeFeckersChasing Wed 23-Apr-14 18:29:54

Where are you based? Love fish and even my über fussy boy will whack huge lumps of smoked salmon into him.

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 18:30:02

For adults a little white wine and salt doesn't go amiss in the searing stage!!!

maddy68 Wed 23-Apr-14 18:30:11

Of course it's fine

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 18:30:47

I'm in West Sussex, even listed on mums net local Run!

maddening Wed 23-Apr-14 18:36:41

yanbu - ds loves prawns with chorizo and pasta and did at that age - spicy rice with prawns and bacon and veg too is good too .

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 18:38:12

Thanks maddening, you should see the number of people quoting the no shellfish rule!

WyrdByrd Wed 23-Apr-14 18:39:00

Ohhh you're near me! I'll have to try & find your listing and pop in!

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 18:46:05

Please do, we are the only fishmonger listed!

WyrdByrd Wed 23-Apr-14 18:49:17

Are you under Brighton or is there is WSx one? I've been on her for years but have never ventured onto the local stuff.

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 18:52:53

West Sussex, we are just outside of chichester

WyrdByrd Wed 23-Apr-14 18:56:19

Found you! I'm on the opposite side (Sompting) but will definitely have to make a detour next time we're over that way. smile

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 18:58:19

Make sure you let me know it's you! I'll find you something really nice!

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 19:28:43

Thank you Giles, will try this tomorrow on the brood !

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 23-Apr-14 19:32:11

I think I might have to treat myself to a fish soon now. Gone off meat a bit and dp gets a bit fed up if I don't cook enough meat grin

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 19:34:02

I quite often get the growing gills comment..... Luckily he doesn't kno it mussels tomorrow!

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 19:35:34

Give me your recipes, best and worst experience in a fishmongers...............please!!!!!!!

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 23-Apr-14 19:37:15

Mussels are one thing I can't do blush

Not keen on those. I can't say I get the obsession with squid either. Although in all fairness sainsburys paella mix was like eating condoms. Boak

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 19:39:14

I got so e local cuttlefish at the weekend, all sold to Chinese, I'm thinking it's a cultural thing! Samphire however I will buy again!

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 23-Apr-14 19:41:22

That's the green sea weed stuff isn't it?

How would you cook that? Can't say I was keen

FusilliJerry Wed 23-Apr-14 19:43:56

I am in walking distance, therefore I nominate myself as official mumsnet taster. I have been meaning to pop over to the other side of the island.

WyrdByrd Wed 23-Apr-14 19:49:11

Cheers Where's!

<<makes mental note to avoid Sainsbos paella mix>>

I'm trying to lose weight at the mo and there are some great recipes in the Hairy Dieters books - Chilli & Lemon Tuna with broccoli spaghetti, and sticky ginger & chilli salmon are my favourites.

Did lose my mojo a bit the other week when I came home to find DH had done homemade moules mariniere and crusty bread and butter!

I wish I could tempt DD into eating fish again - she'd eat all sorts as a toddler but won't touch so much as a fish finger now sad .

EvansOvalPiesYumYum Wed 23-Apr-14 19:50:35

Could I plse be very cheeky and ask a question, Where'd?

I love red mullet, it is one of my favourite fish, it was the very first fish I introduced to my daughter's diet, lots of cookery programmes recommend it in their recipes HOWEVER it seems very hard to come by on our shores.

Apparently just recently it should have been in plentiful supply - in British waters, but, I have only been able to buy it online for several years. Why is this? I've asked all our local supermarkets to stock it, and they can't. WHY?? It is very frustrating.

I suppose what I'm asking is, how can we ask for sustainable fish to be readily obtainable?

EvansOvalPiesYumYum Wed 23-Apr-14 19:52:47

Giles - for the samphire, it is classed as the asparagus of the sea. Simply steam, or fry gently in butter and serve with the fish of your choice, (no salt, as it is already quite salty). It is delicious!!

PurplePidjin Wed 23-Apr-14 19:53:29

Easiest fish pie ever:

Poach "fish pie mix" in seasoned milk (pepper, mixed herbs, whatever). Remove all but about 1/4" of the milk from the pan with a ladle. Stir in half a bag or ready grated cheddar. Transfer to a ceramic oven dish. Top with frozen mash yes I sometimes use packet stuff Fridge/freeze for later or top with more cheese and oven for 20 minutes.

Leeds2 Wed 23-Apr-14 19:58:58

Sounds lovely!

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 20:00:36

One minute cooking the grown up dinner!

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 23-Apr-14 20:01:01

I usually cook salmon by wrapping in foil on a bed of sliced orange or lemon or line and the stalks of any fresh herbs I have in the fridge. Squeeze of lemon juice and season seal the parcel and bake for 20-30 mins.


Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 20:08:42

Hi fussilli!

OhMrGove Wed 23-Apr-14 20:11:12


Because you should be feeding it to ME.

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 20:12:41

My boys have discovered smoked mackerel, thinking fondly of the time they liked Dover sole!

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 20:14:22

Grey mullet for fish pie ! 4.95 per kilo it's really a nice fish...just cheap!!!!

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 20:15:26

Fusilli, wander down I'll make you a cuppa

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 20:27:26

Red mullet is sustainable but it is a fashionable fish at the minute. I would buy through the summer, gut and freeze, it isn't getting any older in the freezer.......don't leave longer than 4 months tho!

PurplePidjin Wed 23-Apr-14 20:29:48

I usually grab a bag of mixed stuff for £2 in Sainsburys freezer bit blush in my defence, the fish man on the market doesn't do anything suitable! We did have nice lemon sole the other week, and he even filletted it for me shock

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 20:32:54

Any good fishmonger should fillet! I have had people asking me to fillet sardine it should all be part of the service!

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 20:34:07

Depends where you live purple!

FusilliJerry Wed 23-Apr-14 20:36:43

I will do, dropping off my youngest at auntie ro' s tomorrow morning, then I'll come along!

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 20:38:47

I take my youngest with me, he's too young for playgroup, come up I'll even make you a cuppa!

Wherediparkmybroom Wed 23-Apr-14 20:39:58

Really outed who suggests a name change?????

FusilliJerry Wed 23-Apr-14 20:43:23

grin " local paper reports of road blockage to seaside town as thousands of mumsnetters descend on it to try new fish recipes"

PurplePidjin Wed 23-Apr-14 20:45:16

Yeah but they're tiny! I'm the wrong side of Southampton Water for you sad

PurplePidjin Wed 23-Apr-14 20:45:43

I reckon YouShallHaveAFishie for a nc wink

PedantMarina Wed 23-Apr-14 23:02:04

Naaayy, Purple, shouldn't it be "thou shall have a fishie..."? smile

PurplePidjin Thu 24-Apr-14 12:22:41

Or ThouShaltHaveAFishie? wink

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