On alright, in my experiment with cooking the alphabet using new ingredients or unknown dishes, I struggled when it came to x. I mean, how many words begin with x, let alone ingredients?
So, this is a bit of a cop out. Inspired by my recent holiday in Barcelona, I decided to cook with xampinyons - that's Catalan (the local language in that area of Spain) for mushrooms.
In keeping at least in the spirit of my MoFo endeavours, I tried to rustle up a recipe that was both new to me and Catalan to boot.
Step forward Xampinyons en salsa - a recipe that may or may not be authentically Catalan, but its name had that vital X in it, and so made it onto my MoFo list.
In English, it sounds a bit more prosaic - mushrooms in sauce - but at least the ingredients were Catalan. Oh alright, it's just mushrooms with a tomato and sherry sauce But hey, there's an X in there, right?
Here's what the result ended up like:
And yep, it looked as underwhelming as it tasted. And it tasted underwhelming as all get-out.
Still, not every experiment can work out, so I'll chalk this one up to experience and next time I need a Catalan food beginning with X for a VeganMoFo post, I'll make something with Xocolat!