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    Monday, October 31, 2011

    Cous Cous with Roasted Prawns - So Simple, So Tasty

    This is what we wake up to every morning

    Turn to the left, pretty nice, not bad for a morning view.

    In our first few days up here in Rarotonga, we have been working with minimum ingredients
    On our arrival Kathy had left us this beautiful fruit. Breakfast organized.
    This the best time to visit. All of the tropical fruit is at its best. The pineapples are so sweet and the Mangos chin dripping, those fat green things are the loclal lemons. Juicy!
    Perfect for cocktails.

    Did a basic shop and managed to turn out a delicious Prawn Cous Cous dish for dinner.
    Even with normal old table salt and not freshly ground black pepper,
    I got some good flavour
    Thought this was a quick and easy Pasta Dish for Ruth of Every Kitchen Tells a Story.
    She runs an event called Presto Pasta Night once a week,

    Why don’t you pop over to the site….click here will be many really pasta dishes for you to try.

    So to my Cous Cous
    1 red onion finely chopped
    1 tablespoon olive oil.
    1cup instant Cous Cous
    1 cup boiling water
    Salt & pepper

    2 large handfuls frozen prawns, thawed

    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1garlic clove peeled and finely chopped
    Zest and juice of 1 lemon

    Dash white wine

    6 large leaves fresh basil

    In a pot sauté red onion in olive oil
    When tender season with S&P

    Add boiling water
    Bring back to boil
    Take off the heat
    Add Cous Cous , 
    quickly stir
    Cover and leave for about 3-4 minutes to steam
    Meanwhile pre heat your oven to 210C
    You are about to cook your prawns.
    In a baking dish
    Throw in the thawed prawns
    Add S&P , lemon zest, garlic and olive oil

    Toss around with your hands
    Into the hot oven for 6 minutes.
    Yes only 6 minutes
    Remove add dash of white wine
    Stir well

    Meanwhile back to Cous Cous
    Flake it all up with a fork
    Add butter
    Then basil

    Taste and add season if necessary

    Add prawns and all of their juices
    Mix around with the fork
    Squeeze in lemon juice for your taste.
    Voila, dinner in a flash.