Sounds fairly substantial (Image: Phil Taylor / SWNS)
A restaurant chef has created a ‘substantial meal’ with a twist, encorporating fish, chips and mushy peas right into a pie.
Gareth Mason’s creation has the meals separated into three neat tiers and baked within a pie crust.
Gareth, 33, is govt chef at Retreat Eating places which personal three eateries in Lancashire and Larger Manchester that are each at present in tier three.
Which means they will solely open for takeaway till measures are loosened, so employees are anxiously awaiting the federal government’s announcement on its up to date tier system subsequent week.
In the event that they find yourself downgraded to tier two, then they’ll solely give you the option to take action in the event that they serve ‘substantial meals’ – enter the fish and chips pie described by Gareth as a ‘northerners dream come true’.
The pie is roughly 20cm lengthy, 10cm huge and over 5cm deep, which sounds fairly substantial to us.
Gareth, who got here up with the thought for the pie when the areas have been positioned in tier three, mentioned: ‘It’s a northerner’s dream come true. Two basic favourites in a single.
Simply wants some tartare sauce (Image: Phil Taylor / SWNS)
‘It was only a joke actually to show the tier system and make a meal that pertains to that.
‘So we made a 3 tier pie for a tier three restaurant.
‘I blind-baked the pastry and cooked the filling within the oven. I didn’t put a crust lid on it as you wouldn’t be capable to shut it with the chips on prime.
‘I cooked it in a takeaway foil tray in order that we may lower it open and you’ll see the tiers when it’s served.
‘It’s really a good suggestion. It might be a brand new favorite on a takeaway menu if we are able to’t open subsequent week.’
Gareth has additionally got here up with a ‘Lancashire Egg’ after the livid debate over whether a Scotch Egg was a substantial meal.
To make it, he layers pork, black pudding and turkey on to a duck egg earlier than coating it in sage and onion Panko to make it a bit extra festive.
Gareth additionally made a twist on the controvercial Scotch egg (Image: Phil Taylor / SWNS)
He mentioned: ‘The thought behind the egg was to poke some enjoyable on the entire substantial meal debate over Scotch eggs in pubs.
‘Individuals have been arguing that in case you put a facet salad with it, does it make it a considerable meal?
‘I used a duck egg as a result of it’s larger for a begin, lined it in pork sausage meat and coated in sage and onion and it’s served with a facet salad.
‘Each meals are undoubtedly substantial, so both can be nice for a pub seeking to serve beer too.’
Gareth says it has been a tricky yr for the hospitality business and the uncertainity has added to the nervousness.
He mentioned: “There may be uncertainty as to what will occur, it’s fairly irritating.
‘We have now two eating places in Larger Manchester and one in Lancashire, so over the last tier system those In Lancashire may open however the two in Larger Manchester couldn’t.
‘Now, none of them can open, just for takeaway.
‘When the announcement is made subsequent week, we may have totally different guidelines for various eating places once more.’
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