The first movie of The Hobbit trilogy is opening worldwide before Christmas, and this seems just about the right time to have Hobbit-themed food. After all, those knee-high creatures had a thing for eating and had come up with such novel meals as 2nd breakfast or elevenses. In the book hobbits are described as unadventurous, who above all love good simple food and pipe-weed. Several references are made to food, and their diet seemed to have consisted of potatoes, meat, cakes, different types of ales and mushrooms. So what are you waiting for – start baking your own lembas bread!
Scrambled eggs with pancetta
Pork sausages with a mushroom mix (portobello, shiitake and oyster mushrooms) with tomato slices and cherry tomatoes
Portobello mushrooms wrapped in thinly sliced pancetta and baked in the oven for about 20 minutes
Marinated rabbit with potatoes:
2-3 carrots, in chunks
2 sticks of celery, in chunks
4 bay leaves
salt and pepper
2 rabbit legs
Slice the vegetables. Pour the red wine and the vinegar into a pot and add the vegetables, the fresh herbs and the rabbit legs. Let the mixture marinade in room temperature for 6 hours.
After marinading, cook the rabbit legs in the marinade, covered, on a medium heat for 30 minutes. Remove the lid and cook further for 30 minutes until the wine has evaporated. Set the rabbit legs aside, and discard the marinade. Fry the rabbit legs on a high heat for about 10 minutes until the rabbit legs brown. Serve with potatoes and cooked carrots and celery.