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Archive for the ‘Seafood’ Category

March 13th, 2011 by Clarabella

Ceviche – Courtesy of the Daring Cooks

Kathlyn of Bake Like a Ninja was our Daring Cooks’ March 2011 hostess. Kathlyn challenges us to make two classic Peruvian dishes: Ceviche de Pescado from “Peruvian Cooking – Basic Recipes” by Annik Franco Barreau. And Papas Rellenas adapted from a home recipe by Kathlyn’s Spanish teacher, Mayra.

I have never had ceviche before although I have heard of it. Being a huge fan of sushi the prospect of raw fish did not put me off at all. The thought of using it in a whole new way was exciting, and I decided that I wanted to do something different with it. Make it stand out. Make something thats not like anything I’ve had/seen/made before. So I looked around online and read loads of recipes using white fish, salmon, herbs, and then one caught my eye. Scallop and Peach Ceviche.

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March 11th, 2011 by Clarabella

Spaghetti with Prawns (and other good stuff)

I ache. All over. Even in my running muscles which I thought were strong. Even in muscles I didn’t know were there. Especially in mu left hamstring and right quad (in case you hadn’t noticed, I’m feeling sorry for myself – currently self medicating with red wine). I am not built for laying flooring. But I do truly believe that manual labour is good for the soul, so the work itself I don’t mind. Its the aftermath that I mind. I am in training, that hurts enough. This is too much. Ouch. But… it looks lovely. A transformation. Now I just need to clean up all the dust and confusion.

When one spends one’s day laying flooring/painting/other manual labour, one does not have much strength or time to cook. So one makes something that will replenish the weary worker’s energy stores, and that is quick and easy but does not compromise on deliciousness. And this prawn pasta is one such dish.

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