Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bombora's @ Goolwa Beach and Jamie Olivers Stuffed Peppers

This weekend has given us two amazing spring days. Perfect to walk on the beach. Off we went to Goolwa. We found a light breeze coming in from the sea, blue,blue sky and not too many people around.  Luckily my yen for seafood yesterday prompted me to ring and book a table at Bombora's,  a small kiosk cafe on the beach because they were busy. In front of the kiosk is a dining area with plastic curtains to block the sea winds. 

Today those winds were mere breezes. It was a bit cool but the Husband and I had our wind jackets in the car and that was all we needed over our long sleeve shirts. Other patrons were colder and made good use of the blankets available. We arrived just before  midday and had coffee and excellent german apple cake, the cake had beautiful pink lady apple slices around the edge and some delicious custard in the middle. 

Next a walk up to the top of the boardwalk the photo above is the view back over Bomboras and the life guard tower. Then back down to the beach for a lesiurely 3 km stroll. No 1 Son, favorite Daughter In Law and No 1 grandson met us at Bomboras for a late lunch and it was fantastic. Bomboras is well known for its fried whitebait and it lived up to its reputation. Lightly tossed in flour and fried served with a sprinkle of parsley and a generous wedge of lemon. Grandson loved them and ate half the bowl. I did manage to grab a photo before we devoured the lot.

I had a small sardine niscoise salad that would have been better with some olives but otherwise lovely. 

DIL's Grilled Mulloway with spring salsa was pronounced excellent. 

No 1 Son had salt and pepper squid (the piece I stole was great), the dipping sauce tangy and perfect with the squid.

For me the highlight of the whole day was the best ever chocolate mousse cake. Creamy and chocolatey without being too rich, a little crunch from the toasted almonds and the crisp top served warm with a drizzle of home-made chocolate sauce, fresh cream and one of the best lattes I have had for ages. 

We were home for dinner and wanted something light and quick. Jamie Olivers stuffed peppers fit the bill. From his 30 minute meals show they take 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook.

Jamie's Stuffed Peppers


70g grated tasty cheese
30g grated parmesan
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1 diced brown onion
50g blanched almonds

a small bunch of fresh parsley
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 x 450g jar of whole peppers
1 teaspoon italian dried mixed herbs 
1 teaspoon spicey tomatino spice mix - or 1/4 tspn cumin, 1/4 cumin, 1/4 tspn dried chili, 1/4 smoked paprika 
Salt and pepper

I bought the whole roasted peppers at Hahndorf Fruit and Veg Shop. There were 5 in the jar.
Open the jar and drain off the liquid.
Crumble  the bread, cheeses, blanched almonds, parsley, a good pinch of salt & pepper, the chopped onion and the red wine vinegar into the food processor

 Whiz up until fine and stuff loosely into the peppers.

Once full, put them into a baking dish. 

Scatter any remaining breadcrumbs over the peppers. Drizzle with olive oil, then put on the middle shelf of a 200° C oven for 20 minutes. 

Served with leftover tomato and vegetable sauce.


Jules said...

Very hungry now! Looks fantastic.

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