Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Food Fiesta!

I know you will find this hard to believe but I didn't cook for the first 25 years of my life.  Nope, not at all.

Well, ok, maybe a bit of toast, but I wasn't interested so didn't bother.  I lived on toast, eggs ( could do that) and others cooking.  Luckily I lived with people who could cook.

But lo and behold, I can cook now and I am officially declaring myself a food blogger today.  Yes, I'm posting a recipe!!!

This is actually one that the Senior Sergeant cooked a few weeks ago.  I had taken on some extra work which meant I had to commit to 4-5 hours at home every night, after my normal day job, so the gypsielets helped out by cooking.

The Senior Sergeant got on google and found a recipe similar to this.  We had to change it slightly but he did a bloody good job.  So, I had some wonderful friends over for dinner the other night and knowing that there wouldn't be much time spent in the kitchen, I thought I'd do this one, and it worked a treat.

Here's the recipe!

Country Gypsies Prawn Linguine a la Sam

Linguine - I used fresh linguine for the dinner guests but dried linguine is fine too
1/3 cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 kg green king prawns (I actually used about 1.2 kg for five adults (peel and devein with a glass of Prosecco in hand - makes it MUCH more pleasant)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
salt and ground black pepper to taste

1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water - the fresh stuff didn't take long at all. Drain

2. Heat the olive oil in medium pan over medium low heat. Add the garlic and cook for a couple of minutes until you get that beautiful aroma

3. Increase heat to medium and add the prawns. You just need to cook these for about 3-5 minutes - or until they curl and change colour (Don't overcook!)

4. I then threw in a bit of a splash or two of white wine.  Just because.

5. Stir in the parsley and season with salt and pepper. Add the drained pasta to the sauce and toss to combine.

6. Serve IMMEDIATELY!!!!

From this........
To this.........


Ta da (never claimed to be a food stylist!!!!)

Easy peasy and frigging tasty as.  Served with some yummy ciabatta bread and a simple salad and a glass or two of Pinot Grigio and Bob's your Uncle!!!

So what are you waiting for, get out and get some prawns and get it into you.  You'll love it.

Oh, but remember, best served where there is a guarantee of lots of laughs over dinner whilst eating it ( I think they were laughing at the conversation and not the food).

And just to make you even more jealous, these wonderful friends who came over even brought stuff.

Really good stuff.

These wonderful friends not only arrived bearing bottles of the special stuff, but also entrée and dessert.  I KNOW!!!  Have I got the bestest friends or what.  Bruschetta and Cheese Fondue for entrée and a most delicious Rhubarb and Apple Crumble (with home grown rhubarb!!!).

Home Grown Rhubarb and Apple Crumble - YUM!!!!!

So, I can't supply the friends but at least you can cook the main meal!!!

Best type of Dinner Guests - they cook their own!!!!!
 Do you have a favourite recipe?

Love Seafood??

Do you invite your friends over then make the cook entrée and dessert???


Lisa x0x

P.S.  This post IS not sponsored by Woolworths or any other supermarket.  But, if they would LIKE to, go for it!!!!!  I paid for all my own groceries!!!!

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