Monday, January 03, 2011
Whangaroa When The Sun Shines-There is Few Places More Beautiful
New Years Eve turned out to be a bit of a damp squib, in more ways than one We had a nice time but I think we are getting a bit past mad parties and it was hosing down with rain
Jen and Ian from Infarred came over and we ate and drank.
Lana and Dale got a foot massage from Jen. That was a highlight for them.
So we are becoming a bit boring I think, if that makes your day!!!
But the upside is we didn't have hangovers.
I made Orzo with Roasted Vegetables and Prawns.
I love Orzo, used as a Salad it really absorbs flavours
Very simple The wonderful flavours of fresh roasted summer vege
Just try this so so simple people.
1 carrot peeled and diced
1 yellow courgette diced
1 red onion peeled and diced
1 red pepper diced
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 lemon juiced and zested
1 1/2 cups Orzo
Fresh chopped basil and parsley
Toss the vege in oil and season well
Roast in a hot oven until almost tender
About 25 minutes
Then add prawns
Back into oven for 6 minutes
Remove toss with juice and zest of 1 lemon
Cool to room temperature
Meanwhile cook the orzo to manufacturers specifications
Drain and toss immediately with the vege, prawns and herbs
taste for seasoning and adjust to your taste.
Leave to absorb flavours
Perfect with a light crisp Rose.
Later that day Sandra and Garry from Margaritaville came bearing gifts
Ms Lana cooked it very simply,
dusted is seasoned flour
In butter and oil
Add some fresh chopped parsely
A bit of wine and extra butter, Et voila you have a sauce.
There was a certain amount of frivolity, nothing like a couple of Margaritas plus fresh fish, plus beautiful sunshine, to end the 1st Day of the year. Roll on 2011