When we arrived at the club an bour or so later there was barely a parking spot available. It was certainly a very busy night for our usually subdued Friday night dinner and when we signed in at reception I asked why it was so busy. Apparently Kasey Chambers was performing in the auditorium that evening. She is a well known, popular, Australian singer and songwriter.
We went around the corner to the bistro to see hundreds of people with about 50 waiting to be served. So much for a quiet Friday evening dinner! Then hubby said he wasn't feeling well anyway and really wanted to go home and have soup with toast.
We arrived back at home, hubby went to bed with headache tablets as he was suffering with a fever. By this time I felt like I was all dressed up with no place to go!
I remembered a dish I have enjoyed at an Italian restaurant and set about recreating it by firstly rinsing and putting some basmati rice on to cook. Then I defrosted some large green prawns and rinsed a little rocket to have on the side.
Here is my recreation of Galliano Gamberi ... an elegant dish for one.
200 grams large green prawns, with tail on
1/4 cup sunflower oil
1 - 2 garlic cloves, crushed
Sat and pepper to taste
1/2 cup cream
Steamed rice to serve
Rocket rinsed to garnish
Crush the garlic cloves and mix with the prawns and the sunflower oil in a small bowl. Season with pepper and salt. Let marinate for 15 minutes.
Rinse and cook your basmati rice.
Heat a medium sized pan to medium high, add the prawns and fry the prawns for 1 minute per side until they are just pink. Add the Galliano and toss a few fimes until it is all bubbling and slightly reduced then lower the heat slightly and add the cream, cooking and tossing for about 3 minutes until it is all bubbling and combined.
Serve with rice, some rocket and crusty bread or a few pappadums on the side.
Buon appetito, enjoy Merryn xx
N.B. hubby was fine this morning and I really enjoyed my dinner for one last night. Have you ever been looking forward to a night out but have to change your plans at short notice?