Friday, September 10
I picked up some Australian green prawns this week for $16 a kg - brilliant and I was getting excited, I was feeling the spring in my step. I was going to make something for dinner - maybe we'd be able to eat it outside?
No such luck, but I was close! I think another 3-4 weeks and we'll be at the outdoor table, the jasmine will be blooming and my gardenia's will be budding up ready to burst into summer. My garden is so fragrant in Spring!
Now back to these prawns. Easy marinade, only need an hour or so but marinade overnight if you like! The odour may warrant some concern when you open your marinading container, but don't fear, it tastes delicous after it's cooked.
1 kg green prawns, peeled, with tails intact
1/4 cup fish sauce
2 tb caster sugar
2 tb sesame oil
1/2 red chilli, chopped finely, remove the seeds if you like it less hot!
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2cm of ginger, finely grated
In an airtight container mix all ingredients except prawns and skewers. Set aside.
Soak your skewers for about 10 minutes in water - this reduces the chance of them burning on the grill.
Place your prawns on the skewers and then the skewers into the marinade with lid on, in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Grill on a griddle pan, frypan or BBQ for a minute on each side.
Serve with salad or rice.
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