Saturday, May 15

Something Yummy + Coastal Capers

I cooked these tonight and they were too yummy not to share.

The first recipe is really quick and easy and great for my diet......the second one - not so much....

Tuna Chilli Pasta

packet thin spaghetti
2 x 185g cans tuna in oil
4 cloves garlic, sliced
1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
1/3 cup dry white wine
400g can chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Cook pasta until tender, drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid
Drain tuna, reserving 2 tablespoons of the oil.
Heat the oil in frying pan, add garlic and cook until fragrant.
Add chilli and wine....cook uncovered until wine almost evaporated.
(Watch out - we got flames when we added the wine!!!)
Add tomatoes (undrained), tuna and reserved pasta water.
Simmer until reduced slightly. Stir through lemon juice.
Toss through pasta in a big old bowl.
Get a little bit fancy and garnish with fresh parsley and a wedge of lemon!

Bread & Butter Pudding (with Dates)

50g butter or marg, or thereabouts
12 slices white bread
50g dates, chopped
(or sultanas or dried apricots would be nice too)
6 eggs
3/4 cup caster sugar
300ml thickened cream
300ml milk
1 vanilla pod, split, seeds scraped

Lightly butter a 2lt baking dish.
Butter the bread, cut off the crusts, then cut each slice into 2 triangles.
Arrange in layers in the dish, sprinkling with chopped dates between the layers, but none on the top.
Whisk together eggs and sugar in a big jug.
Heat cream, milk and vanilla pods in saucepan until almost boiling.
Strain out the pods and quickly whisk hot liquid into the egg mixture to combine.
Pour carefully over the bread slices.
Sit for at least 30 minutes before baking (for a lovely light texture - not stodgy)
then bake for 30 mins in 180 oven in a large roasting pan which has been filled with boiling water halfway up the sides of the baking dish.

Mmm mmm mmmmm.

The last of my holiday snaps to share - all from Eyre Peninsula SA:

Our tent site at Port Lincoln - right on the water.  We would sit and watch the big fishing boats coming and going out to sea.....just a magic spot!

The tuna farm tour at Port Lincoln was awesome.....amazing majestic creatures - and solid!  These ones were around 50 - 80 kgs - but they can grow to 300 and fetch up to $50,000 PER FISH in Japan.  Was scary enough feeding the little 50kg ones - note the use of tongs to preserve ones fingers....!!!

The gorgeous scenery around Elliston along the Great Aussie Bight....spectacular - and the colour of the water!  These photos don't do it justice.

The section near Elliston has lots of intriguing sculptures all along the clifftops....

One of the things Streaky Bay is famous for is this massive shark that was caught record for the biggest shark caught by rod and reel....can you believe it?!? The guy was only 19 at the time and it took him umpteen hours to land it.....I have to ask.....why would you do that???

Kate, Bessie and Mia posed with the lifesize model at the Info Centre....

Really hoping to have something scrappy to share next time.
Have a good one.

1 comment:

  1. Love those cliff top sculptures!



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