Thursday, January 22, 2009
Jandals and Tuna
Last night I made these jandal cookies for my friend to go with her birthday present. In NZ we call flip flops, jandals. I’m not quite sure how the name came about - probably something to do with sandals! I was really pleased with how these turned out – I think the pale pink and yellow go really well together.
It’s not often that I do a post on something that isn’t sweet, but today I have decided to blog about tuna that I cooked for dinner in the weekend. I gave my sister Jamie Oliver’s new book Ministry of Food for Christmas and she was telling me the things she had made from it. That inspired me to have a look at my own copy. I felt like cooking fish on Saturday night and one of the tuna recipes caught my eye as it is not a fish that I have cooked all that often, but we love it!
So, I duly bought some lovely fresh tuna and made a variation of one of Jamie’s recipes. The tuna is coated in a mixture of dried oregano, salt and pepper and pan fried. Then in the same pan you add some chopped garlic, anchovies, cherry tomatoes and olives. This serves as a bed for the tuna. Everything is then topped with a sprinkling of basil leaves.
We both really enjoyed this meal. I like Jamie Oliver’s recipes in that they are always easy but tasty and you do end up with a restaurant quality meal.