Midweek munchies – food pics from the Fisherman’s Retreat

So here we are. The second midweek munchies – a brief post to whet your appetites midweek, and what better than a load of pictures.

Knowing I’m a foodie fan, my sister-in-law sent me these pics from a yummy meal she had at the Fisherman’s Retreat in Lancashire. The food was enough to make me drool, and that was even before I read the menu, so I thought I’d share it with you guys to get your tastebuds tingling.

So, first up is Claire’s (recently de-vegetarianised) boyfriend’s Black Pudding, Haggis and Scallop starter. Pan-fried black pudding, haggis, king scallops and bacon crisp with Lancashire cheese and smoked bacon sauce. Talk about leaving vegetarianism far behind you!

Black pudding, haggis and scallop starter at the Fisherman's Retreat, Lancashire

Claire went for roast confit of Goosnargh duck leg, with mixed bean and chorizo cassoulet.

Duck leg confit at the Fisherman's Retreat, Lancashire

It seems their friends opted for the impressive looking bread platter – artisan breads with oven-baked Camembert, olives, sun dried tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, aged balsamic, hummus and a duo of pesto and butter. Yummy!

Bread platter at the Fisherman's Retreat, Lancashire

For main course Claire had roast rack of lamb with a mustard and herb crust, smoked bacon dauphinoise potatoes, winter vegetables and a shallot and red wine jus.

Roast rack of lamb at the Fisherman's Retreat, Lancashire

Dave chose pan-fried fillets of sea bass with saut̩ed crayfish tails and king scallops, creamed mashed potato, buttered samphire (a personal favourite of mine) and a white wine cream sauce. I just think this dish looks beautiful Рgreat presentation, lovely colours, and a seafood feast.

Sea bass fillets at the Fisherman's Retreat, Lancashire

Needless to say, they tell me it all tasted great, and from the look of these pictures, I know it’s somewhere I want to try!

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