Hard Rock Calling, Kasabian and Asian Glazed Salmon with Sweet Potato Mash

A few weekends ago, there was the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London Olympic Park. It was a 2 day festival. Headliners for Saturday were Kasabian and the headliner for Sunday was Bruce Springsteen.

I went on the Saturday with my girlfriend to see Kasabian. The festival began at 12 and we casually arrived around 4. The first thing we did was to get some cider. The queue for the bar was massive and took us 40 minutes to get served. We were only going to have the one but by the time we got there – we both ordered two.

We sat on the grass, drinking one of the ciders enjoying a rare English day – Sunny! Then at 5, we went to watch the View. The only song I know by the View is Same Jeans. Luckily (I say luckily – of course they were going to play it) they played it. My girlfriend owned the first album so she recognised more songs than me!

After that, we sat and relaxed on some grass for a bit longer before heading over to the main stage to get some more alcohol and food before watching Paul Weller. My girlfriend loved Paul Weller but I was indifferent, due to my lack of knowledge of his music apart from when he played the Jam – That’s entertainment and a Town Called Malice (which the crowd went crazy for)

Then after a little wait, the headliners came on – Kasabian! They put on an awesome show. My two highlights were Empire followed by Fast Fuse and Fat Boy Slim – Praise You followed by LSF (LSF is my favourite song by Kasabian). Kasabian finished with Fire.

Did anyone watch the Rolling Stones at Glatonbury? For the hour streamed I thought it started off average, even a bit naf just watching a group of pensioners singing and rocking to songs I don’t know (I admit I don’t know that many songs by them). Then at the end they played classic tunes such as You can’t always get what you want and Satisfction which would have been amazing to see live.

I also watched a bit of the Arctic Monkeys at Glatonbury. They put on a amazing showing playing big tunes that spanned over the four albums. This annoyed me because when I saw them at Pukkelpop, they were rubbish and showed no enthusiasm. I could have forgiven them if they were rubbish all the time but Glastonbury proved they can play well to a audience!

I think sometime in the future I may list the bands I have seen for fun.

Right – on to this amazing dish. I first made this dish in Hong Kong and it has been on FAD Hoppers before. However, this one is with the addition of Sweet Potato Mash which is a perfect combination.

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Serves: 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes

2 fillets of salmon
1 red chilli, de-seeded, finely chopped
3 tablespoons of soy sauce
Thumb size of ginger finely chopped
1 lime
1 tablespoon of honey
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
Salt and pepper

Cut a square of foil.
Place the fish on the foil.
Scatter the ginger on top of the fish.
Pour 1 tablespoon of soy sauce over the top.
Steam for 15 minutes or untill cooked.
Boil water in a kettle.
Add sweet potatoes and boiled water in a pot.
Season water with salt.
Cook sweet potatoes until soft.
Mash with butter, milk and seasoning.
Add honey, lime, chilli and 2 tablespoons of soy sauce to a pan and bring to the boil.
Let the sauce bubble for a few minutes.
Pour the sauce over the salmon.



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