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jeff 01-31-2008 05:30 AM

Luddite Jeff's Pide'n Prawns
G'day Folks.
I hope you lot are more tolerant than those Philistines from the TOOLS and TIPS section. Disgraceful lot, I tell you.
Tonight's meal was dead basic, and has huge potential: pide, boiled prawns from down the creek, black olives, fresh tomato and basil. I'm almost pleased that the constant ringing of the phone foreshortened the planned menu: less can indeed be more.
Negatives: oven floor was fine, but ceiling had cooled too much = rare pide.
Positives:fresh bread plus sublime prawns is second only to fresh bread and sublime mudcrab. So I suffer quietly...long sigh..haha - aaahh. Yes!

Tip. We caught a truckload of prawns last December. To defrost, cover with sea water [roughly 30g salt /litre rain(drinkable) water], and leave 'em there for an hour or two. If boiling, 2 minutes is about right. As soon as they float, scoop 'em out. Overcooked = Blaarth, eh.

And I would welcome other techniques.

jeff 01-31-2008 07:17 AM

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Image of tonight's tucker (maybe), at Take #21.
OK, seems to have worked. Bed time for this little black duck.
Jeff the Sleepy, true.

asudavew 01-31-2008 07:46 AM

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I would of enjoyed participating in that fine dinner.

gjbingham 01-31-2008 08:00 AM

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Great looking prawns, Jeff. The basil is a great garnish too, huh?

james 01-31-2008 09:54 PM

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Fresh basil. Now that's a reminder of summer. :-) Here in rain drenched CA, our lawn is mud and a second storm knocked the fence over again.

On the upside, I hosed off the side patio, and we are starting to lay out the kitchen counters, grill and outdoor fireplace. Spring is coming.

Sorry to hijack the thread...


Frances 02-01-2008 02:01 AM

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I'd love to try this, but unfortunately we have no creek, let alone one with prawns in...

That is so cool!

jeff 02-01-2008 04:46 AM

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Sure Frances, I feel your pain. You probably don't get eaten to death by midges and sandflies when the wind blows from the wrong quarter either.
No such thing as a free lunch eh.
Love you mob.
Luddite Jeff.
ps. burn that bloody fence, James. It's obviously a pita. j.

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