Orzo with Crayfish, Peas and Sorrel

When we moved to Canada from Australia, I could only take a few cookbooks with me. One of the ones that made the cull was Karen Martini’s Feasting cookbook – some sample recipes are on her website. On my birthday back in June, Dr. Skorpio treated me to a home-cooked weekend lunch. I could select…

Passatelli with Prawns

Our favourite Italian restaurant in Pyrmont is Libiamo. We’ve had amazing dinners there such as Wild Boar Pappardelle and Passatelli with Prawns. Passatelli is a pasta made with breadcrumbs, parmesan and egg. It is formed in a dough and pushed through a passatelli machine (we used a potato ricer). The result is noodles of pasta…

Prawn pasta

I tried a different recipe for our usual Prawn pasta dish. I wanted a more creamier tomato sauce so I tried making the sauce with a few tablespoons of passata finished off with a few tablespoons of cream. It was hard getting the balance of tangy tomato with cream. It needs a bit of tweaking.

Seared tuna pasta

This is another dish that I’ve recreated based on a dish that I had eating out. Last year, in preparation for my wedding, a friend and I were in Double Bay shopping for my wedding gown. We had a lunch at a cafe that was close to her home. It was one of those hole…