Seafood, wine and good friends

I was recently in Australia visiting friends and family and enjoyed many great meals. All these meals were very simple, using fresh, local ingredients and keeping to a minimum of fuss. One of my favorite dinners consisted of fresh prawns and mud crab ( a Queensland delicacy that tastes a lot better than it sounds), fresh bread, lemon wedges, cracked pepper and a crisp Sauvignon Blanc enjoyed on our balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean. While not everyone has the luxury of enjoying fresh seafood with stunning ocean views I think the ‘keep it simple’ message can apply wherever you may be. Sometimes we get too caught up in preparing the ‘perfect’ meal rather than enjoying the company of family and friends. Choose fresh, local produce and let it stand on its’ own rather than smothering the flavors with sauces and other stuff! 

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