Saturday, 28 August 2010

simple sprat supper

Going to the super market during the Summer holidays is disastrous. Trying to navigate a trolley full of food and 3 young children is not at all fun, and I try to avoid it. But my aversion to shopping, along with the fact that we've hardly been home in the last 4 weeks means our cupboards are about as baron as Old Mother Hubbards.

We do need to eat however, so yesterday I whizzed in to buy a couple of meals to keep us going, anything cheap and easy. Then we spied the fish counter and there, lying in a bed of ice, were hundreds of shiny Sprats.

We ate and enjoyed Sprats as children but I had forgotten all about them. Smaller than sardines, but larger than whitebait, they are great grilled on both sides and then eaten whole. So tonight we ate a simple but delicious supper of Sprats, with lemon mayonnaise, chips and home grown salad. How could you go wrong?


  1. This looks so yummy. The perfect summer meal. Simple and fresh.