.: Arahura

Some things look weird and extraordinary from the other side of the planet. Or just from another perspective. For example: can you do a salad with chicken ? “Insalata” con pollo ripassato in padella ? sì !

Have you ever thought New Zealand looks like an upside down Italy ? Well… it seems I’m not the only one who thought so.

 

Vi siete mai accorti che la Nuova Zelanda sembra un’Italia a testa in giù ?

Pare che io non sia l’unica che ci ha pensato

 

 

 

Di sicuro dall’altra parte del pianeta esistono cantanti quasi sconosciuti qui, ma straordinari. Sure they have some extraordinary voices over there… some almost unknow around here.

“Arahura” refers to the like named river in New Zealand. The area was known for the presence of NZ jade (also called greenstone) and was the subject of wars for control of the mineral rich land. The song alludes to the idea that the river has no stake in the conflicts and goes on flowing despite it all.
Arahura, in Māori mythology (specifically that of the Ngāi Tahu people of the South Island), is a divine canoe which was made of pounamu (greenstone).

So lat’s take a canoe… ehm… a bowl, then put some green salad in it. In a pan brown some chicken pieces with oil, lemon, ginger and parsley.

Condite l’insalata con pochissimo olio, sale e origano. Put a little bit of oil, salt and oregano in the green salad. Then add the chicken.

Maybe it’s not as lovable as Marlon’s voice, but it seems nice to me.

.: Love me two times

Sometimes you make a dish and something on the side, then you realize that you can mix all together and it would be great. A volte sembra un secondo e un contorno, ma poi ti rendi conto che se li metti insieme fanno una bella insalata di pollo. Peccato che siamo solo in Aprile perché credo sia un fantastico piatto estivo.

Pollo speziato in insalata con origano. Spieced chicken and oregano salad.

evo oil – olio evo
red onion (shallot) – scalogno
coriander – coriandolo
ginger – zenzero
nutmeg – noce moscata
oregano – origano
salt – sale
and obviously chicken – pollo

Put the spices in the pan with the oil and lightly warm the mixture. Mettete le spezie nell’olio in padella a fuoco basso.

Cut the chicken in small pieces and wet it with the lemon. Tagliate il pollo a pezzi piccoli e bagnatelo con il limone.

Then put the onion and the chicken in the pan and go on cooking. Add oregano and salt at the end. Mettete il pollo in padella con la cipolla, bagnate con altro limone e cuocete. Sale e origano alla fine.

If you have lettuce, you can make a hot-cold chicken salad.


Se avete della lattuga o altra insalata, questo pollo può anche essere mischiato all’insalata per fare un’insalata di pollo caldo-freddo.

Oh well… even one time would do. La primavera !!