When it comes to a Friday night, I like my dinner to be Fridayish. By that I mean it has to be different to a meal I’d eat Monday to Thursday, similar to how you only eat a roast dinner on a Sunday. My favourite ‘weekend only’ meals are takeaway (like the rest of the UK) but I just find it strange if I were to eat this midweek, or fajitas. There’s something about these two meals which just scream weekend to me.
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is a Friday night dinner has to be special. It has to be better than all those other meals I’ve had in the four days beforehand, if it isn’t then I feel slightly disappointed that I didn’t do Friday justice. Our Friday nights at the moment often involve meeting at Waitrose (wild start to the weekend I know) and picking up some bits to make a Friday feast.
However, on this occasion my boyfriend was in charge of picking up the foods without me and although he had a little direction from me, we managed to whip up one of the best dinners we’ve had in a while. I say dinner, this was more of a small picky foods kinda dinner, but it left us with full and happy tummy’s so can’t complain.
After seeing this tutorial we were inspired to create the so called hedgehog garlic bread with camembert. We are both big fans of garlic bread, it’s a weekly staple for us both and we’d never actually tried to make our own, and camembert is another favourite treat of ours. We decided that just bread and cheese (albeit a bit jazzed up) was not going to be enough, so picked up some prawns and tenderstem broccoli which we dowsed in more garlic – have I mentioned we both like garlic?
But onto the more exciting part, this is how we made it. It’s not technical (lol it’s just garlic bread, cheese, prawns and broccoli) and is literally one of the easiest meals ever to whip for a Friday night occasion – enjoy!
3-4 garlic cloves
Knob of Butter
7 tbsps. Olive Oil
Take your camembert lid and place it in the middle of your bread, use a knife to cut around it (not all the way to the bottom of the bread though), then remove the bread so that you can pop your camembert in the gap to bake. Top your camembert with a sprinkle of thyme.
Next slice your tiger bread in a criss cross fashion, so that you have square chunks you can pull out later on. Don’t make actual slices, just little incisions.
Dice 3 garlic cloves and mix into your olive oil with a handful of herbs, then drizzle this into the crack in your bread to infuse when you bake it.
Pop this in the oven on around 180 for 30 minutes.
Next up take your final garlic clove, add a dose of oil and a small knob of butter and cook your prawns through in a pan. Add in your broccoli and stir fry until cooked.
Finally – indulge!