I must add at this point, and as also pointed out by my friend Michelle that its hardly a seasonal dish and I must admit to feeling like poor Julia Child in her small garret style Parisian kitchen or Julie Powell in her unglamorous apartment above a pizza cafe in dreary Queens (you would have to of seen the film or read the book to get where I am going with this) as I slaved over a hot stove, pots and pans every where in this blistering heat, but was it worth it, yes it was.
I shouldn't moan, my gorgeous kitchen is like neither of the above, but after a hard day at home, cleaning, rushing around, two hours of writing html for a drop down on my blog, cooking this sort of dish should of been the furthest thing from my thoughts, but sat at the table it was confirmed as a good idea by the many compliments by the family tonight.
I will be definitely cooking this again, but in the autumn.
PS : I would just like to say a big THANK YOU to a fellow Blogger (Cherrapeno) who very kindly helped me out today with the html for my contents drop-down. It is now much easier to find the recipe you are looking for and I hope it helps.