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Monday, October 18, 2010

Creamy Butter Prawns

Tried this dish at a Chinese seafood restaurant once and had since fallen in love with it. Re-created this flavorful dish at home yesterday and got the thumbs-up from all at home. It's rather easy to prepare actually.

Prawns - 8
Butter - 1 stick
Evaporated milk - 50 ml
Garlic (crushed) - 4 cloves
Curry leaves - 2 springs
Bird's eye chillies (chopped finely) - 3
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Clean the prawns removing vein and legs but leaving the shell intact. Season with salt, pepper and half of the crushed garlic. Set aside for half an hour.
Heat a little oil and stir fry the prawns until the turn pink. Remove from heat once partially cooked.
In a clean pan, heat butter and add remaining garlic, chillies and curry leaves. Once fragrant add ideal milk. When the sauce simmers, add in the prawns.
Stir until prawns are well coated with the sauce. Once the sauce thickens, dish out and serve.

Long Beans with Minced Chicken

Long beans (cut into 2-inch lengths) - 10
Chicken (minced) - 100 gms
Garlic (chopped) - 3 cloves
Onions (chopped) - 1/2
Chinese wine - 1/2 tsp
Soy sauce - 1 tsp
Dark soy sauce - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Heat some oil in a pan and stir fry half of the chopped onions and garlic. Add long beans and Chinese wine. Season with salt and pepper.
Once the beans are cooked dish them out in a plate.
Stir fry the remaining onions and garlic with the curry leaves in the same pan. Add minced chicken, soy sauce, dark soy sauce, salt and pepper.
Once chicken is cooked and tender, dish it out on top of the long beans.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tuna Sandwich

Back after a short hiatus with a quick and simple Tuna sandwich!

Tuna in water - 1 can
Onion (chopped finely) - 1 small
Mayonnaise - 1/2 small bottle
Chillies (chopped finely) - 1
Tomato (sliced) - 1
Salad leaves

Open the tuna can and drain the water. Mix tuna, onions, mayonnaise and chillies in a bowl. Sprinkle a generous amount of pepper. Spread this on one side of bread and top with salad leaves and sliced tomatoes. Place another slice of bread on the top and cut the sandwich into half.