My face is broken right now. Well, not my entire face, just my jaw. I woke up one day last week and the back left side was stiff and sore. At first I thought it was a dentistry related problem, then I thought that my wisdom teeth may finally be coming through but it doesn't appear to be related to either of those. After a bit of digging on the internet it seems like I may have temporomandibular joint disorder which sounds very impressive but basically just means I have a sore jaw.
I'll wait while you go 'Duh' in a style reminiscent of Homer Simpson.
It also means that there is not a lot I can do about it except grin and bear it or (my favourite) moan about it to Steve. Saint that he is, he has born all my moaning with good grace and also cooked me a beautiful dinner conjured from necessity to make me feel better. It is basically a medley of soft things that don't require too much chewing, but are healthy and full of flavour.
10-20 small prawns
8-10 scallops, corals removed.
Pack of small chorizo sausages, cut into 1.5 inch segments
Punnet of cherry tomatoes
2 salmon fillets
Packet of cous cous.
Put your cous cous onto cook by pouring the required amount into a pan, adding a sprinkling of sea salt flakes and pouring boiling water over the top so that the cous cous is just covered. Stick a lid on the pan, make sure the heat is off and leave it for 10 minutes.
Season and lightly oil your salmon, add it to the the hot griddle pan and let it sear, flipping it halfway through cooking. If you have some leftover prawns as we did, you can quickly cook them off as a sneaky cook's perk before serving!
pumpkin seed dressing for the salmon, or a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime over the fish or a little bit of sweet chilli sauce also works incredibly well!
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