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Cathode ~ Special Measures


1/2 cup chopped Cocteau Twins
12 ounces boneless Boards of Canada
1 clove of Autechre (circa Tri Repetae), crushed
1/4 teaspoon of To Rococo Rot
1 inch cube of Aphex Twin (must be Selected Ambient Works II-era)
2 cups Oval


In a large, heavy skillet or Dutch oven cook the Cocteau Twins and Autechre in hot oil until tender without turning them brown. Add the Boards of Canada (making sure all the bones are removed) and the To Rococo Rot and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Sprinkle the Aphex Twin over the top of the dish. Cover and cook for a further 10 minutes, or until the dish is tender.

Meanwhile, prepare Oval according to package directions. To serve, spoon Oval into a serving bowl. Spoon Special Measures mixture over the Oval.


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Makes 3 adult servings.
Calories: 390; Fat: 7g; Carbohydrates: 56g; Cholesterol: 56mg;  
Sodium: 634mg; Protein: 25g; Fiber: 9g; % Cal. from Fat: 16%; % Cal. from Carbs: 57%
Colin Buttimer
March 2004
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