Husband served up wife's placenta as pizza and cocktails as part of a bizarre dinner party celebrating their new born's birth. The couple acknowledged the birth of their daughter Nellie by turning the placenta into a memorable ingredient for pizzas and cocktails with friend Cat O'Keefe.
So when baby Nellie arrived last June that's exactly what they did. Tom, 31, set to work looking for recipes and ended up turning the placenta into a pizza and a 'daiquiri' cocktail for the three of them to share. Amanda said: 'When Tom blended my first placenta me and my friend Cat had a try.
'It was sort of "I will if you will". It tasted very metallic and she said if I have another child we'd go the whole hog and have a sit down meal, half-joking really. 'But when we'd had my second daughter Nellie and Tom said he was looking for recipes I warned my mate he was serious.'
She added: 'Tom fried the placenta in onion and garlic and put loads of seasoning on so it just tasted like spicy liver, it was really tasty though. 'And then he made a strawberry daiquiri, put some pepper in it and added some more blended up placenta - thankfully not breaking the blender this time. It was delicious. It just tasted like strawberry daiquiri.'
Tom said: 'I remember reading at school that it was common practice within some tribes to eat it so I never thought that was anything strange. 'When Amanda got pregnant I knew straight away that I wasn't going to waste it - I wanted to do something with it, I just wasn't sure what.
'The first time I just blended it and drank it and it was pretty grim to be honest - you could just taste the blood and it was gristly and fatty.' He added: 'The second time round I thought right, let's do it properly so I started looking on the internet for ideas.
'Some of them were quite complicated with loads of faffing so I just thought well my favourite food is pizza so I'll just cook it up with some onion and garlic. 'When I tasted a bit on its own it had a similar taste and texture to liver but as soon as I put the garlic and onion with it, it was lovely.'
Tom said the full placenta covered a dinner plate and was about half-an-inch thick and they only managed to eat about a third of it. He added: 'I'm not squeamish so it didn't bother me cutting it up. I used to do a lot of fishing so I was used to cutting things up.
'I'd definitely do it again and anybody that eats meat should definitely give it a try. Some friends thought I was a weirdo for eating it but it's no different to eating something like black pudding. 'At least you know where it's come from and you don't get more organic than your wife's placenta.'
Tom made the pizza base, chopped up the placenta in tiny bits and fried it in garlic and red onion and then added it to the pizza with tomato purée, peppers, red onions and mushrooms.
For the daiquiri, Tom used a daiquiri mix and added the blended placenta with pepper and sugared the top of the glass.