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    Tuesday, January 19, 2010

    Whangaroa - Pasta and Fresh Tuna...Very Fresh Tuna

    Pasta for lunch today. Vege style.
    Very simple dish
    Slurp olive oil
    1 onion chopped
    1 clove garlic finely chopped
    1 courgette grated
    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    3 fresh tomatoes Quartered, pulp removed and sliced
    Water (Pasta water is good)

    1 large tablespoon Mr Heinzie's Chili and Coconut Special
    (Seeing as most people won't have this
    You can replace this with a good sprinkle of chili flakes)

    Pasta cooked al dente in boiling salted water.

    Grated Parmesan
    Chopped parsley and some chopped chopped basil leaves

    Saute onion till translucent, in olive oil
    Add garlic, then courgette
    Saute a little longer
    Add tomato pulp and chili
    Squash down to make a sauce
    Add some water to make a good consistency

    Saute 2-3 minutes
    Add sliced tomato flesh

    Cook just enough to warm the tomato and soften it slightly.

    Add cooked pasta to pan mix well
    Serve with herbs and grated Parmesan

    Late in the afternoon Silverado arrived
    Geoff and Laurian had on board, two fab friends from Canada
    Madelaine and Nell
    They rafted up.
    Didn't take long and we were over there for drinks
    Mr Dale with Laurian's Uke

    We were in for a treat, Geoff had caught 3 small tuna, enroute from the Bay of Islands.
    He fileted it and we had Sashimi
    Geoff and Lauarian made a tasty salsa to serve with the marinated Tuna.
    Spicy and excellent
    Take a good look at the white bowls while you can,
    When Mr Dale went out to wash them, over the transom.
    Whoops, over he went, complete with bowls. Managed to save 2 but lost 2.
    Never mind, (I Guess!)
    It was still daylight so that was lucky!
    When he was dry Laurian served
    Pasta with seared tuna, with Asian flavours

    Geoff is a huge fan of Rick Stein and has copied down some of his favourite recipes, into this lovely book that Laurian bought for him  in Venice, a few years ago.
    Very classy
    It was starting to get noisy
    Madelaine having a good time.
    Geoff like all smokers, these days having to stand outside
    The stargazers, once again a brilliant sky, unfortunately my little happy snappy can't capture that
    Nell looking pensive and probably a bit tired... they have been full on here in NZ. Time to nuture the jet lag.
    So it was off to bed.
    Another day today.