Round the world in 193 Days - The Kelly Lang Experience travel blog

Magic in the kitchen

Dinner, is served.


Another day in paradise thanks to the Geekco Lodge. The sign out front says, “A place like home,” and they really hit the nail on the head. I woke up, made some eggs and despite the fact that the surf was being ravaged by sh*t weather, I felt perfectly happy with the start of my day. I can’t be sure but I am pretty sure that all I did for the rest of the day was eat, sit around, play guitar and watch TV. Tough life. The highlight of it all was the lovely dinner that Ashley and I prepared. It went a little something like this. . .

While the water heated up for the potatoes, we set a flame to a large sauce pan containing sliced tomatoes, a handful of mushrooms, 3 cloves of chopped garlic, a half an onion (diced of course), a tablespoon of chili’s and some choice seasonings. We cooked it for about 8 minutes and then let it simmer. Potatoes went in the pot to boil and a second sauce pan was thrown down and filled with 4 hearty salmon filets. While the bottom sides cooked we adorned the top sides with tomato and lemon. After 8 minutes we flipped the filets making sure to the keep the red and yellow slices in place. The goal was simple – fully release the lemony tomato goodness into the fish while simultaneously making it impossible for it to burn. Genius. We drained the potatoes and threw some butter, salt, pepper, milk and cheese in as we beat them into submission. When we judged them to be at the pinnacle of fluffiness we divided the mash onto two plates and slid two seasoned, mouthwateringly tender salmon filets onto each. A mushroom tomato sauce topped it all off and then we ate like kings. For one of the first times in my life, I didn’t clean my plate. That’s how much food it was. I waited ten minutes and then dove into the cinnamon/caramel/waffle ice cream we had purchased for dessert. Unreal stuff. When that was gone I finished the night with a movie I had never heard of and a glass of late bottle vintage port. All hail to the king of laziness/awesomeness.

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