Maranui Fritters On Puy Lentils
Have you ever tried Puy lentils? You can buy these at good health food shops, and they taste very nice. Now here’s an awesome recipe. It will take time to make but it is a truely fantastic dish and it comes from the Maranui Surf and Lifesaving Cafe in Lyall Bay in Wellington. The Maranui is a quintessential New Zealand beach café, located in a surf lifesaving club with a splendid view of Lyall Bay. Even in winter, the waves are teeming with surfers in wetsuits and which remind you of Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. I’m certain that you will enjoy this dish as much as I have, and it is very healthy too. Maranui Cafe is one of the more popular cafés in Wellington, it’s known for it’s well priced yet decent meals, the friendly staff, the crazy hustle and bustle atmosphere and the retro décor. I’ve eaten here several times and am amazed at just how “different” the food is here from just about any other cafe I’ve eaten.
The Maranui Fritters partner up great with the Puy Lentils, or you can mix and match with other dishes to suit. Don’t be fooled, it may look like a strange combination of ingredients but the end result is really worth it, you won’t have tasted anything quite like this. Impress your friends.
Spicy Puy Lentils
A small township in France called Le Puy is famous for a particular strain of green lentils, for its lace-making, and for its green liqueur Verveine, a unique liqueur flavored with verbena.
The lentils, grown on the thin soils of the area, are very small and almost black in color. Their unique quality and flavor is derived from their high protein and relatively low carbohydrate content. They are widely used in soups and also to accompany goose, duck and sausage dishes. Le Puy Green lentil is recognized throughout the European Union (and even has a Protected Designation of Origin).