I'm batching this weekend.
And loving it.
My time is my own while James and Eliza are on a father/daughter camp with a whole lot of dads and daughters from Eliza's school.
Usually when I'm on my own I do something very simple for dinner - toasted cheese sandwich or grab a takeaway.
But tonight I thought I'd savour the serenity and whip up a little something for just for me.
I started with 6 freshly shucked oysters ...
Earlier in the afternoon, I slow roasted a tray of tomatoes for about 4 hours at 100 degrees Celsius.
These are gorgeous.
Just cut in half, drizzle with olive oil, scatter some fresh herbs, a grind of pepper and some flakes of salt and into the oven.
They're so tender and sweet.
So what to serve with these little beauties?
I know ...
Wrap the quail in prosciutto with fresh sage, a bay leaf, a bruised clove of garlic and some lemon peel in the cavity,
roast the quail for about 12- 5 minutes, turning after about 7 mins.
I rummaged in the pantry for some special pasta.
Prosciutto wrapped quail with slow roasted tomatoes on hand rolled pasta .
Sorry there's no picture of all the elements on the plate. I finished the lot before I realised I didn't have a photo.
Trust me, it was totally delicious.