We've had trips to Madeira and the beautiful Western Islands of Scotland, snorkelled, surfed and sunned ourselves from sunrise to sunset. And eaten a lot of fish, but none of it has made it onto here. I could have blogged about the glorious lapas (limpets) that we ate on the beach at Calheta and the fantastic Tagliolini Lobster that Filipa had at San Carlo restaurant in the city, but other stuff happened I guess.
Yesterday we popped to the market mid afternoon. The fish looked dire but there were some pretty decent sized boiled crabs. For £3 we got a little belter. He was packed full of meat. More white than brown too. It took half an hour of messing with a hammer and teaspoons and skewers to get it all out but that's part of the fun hey. Then I dressed him back in his shell freshly seasoned and with a pinch of cayenne pepper. We had him centre stage along with some beautiful asparagus, serrano ham, a crusty baguette, some artichokes and salad. I had also picked up an amazing Sicilian white wine from M&S to go with it called Zibibbo. Easily one of the best bottles of wine we've had this year.
Have a good week :)