Friday, September 22, 2006

It's Because I Just Can't Help Myself!

I just had to do it! Wicked as I may be it! A little wickness is good for the soul! The following couple of recipes are in tribute to those who are far from home and are craving some home cooking! Don't forget to open a Pinot Grigio to sip on while preparing these and whilst enjoying the succulent flavours...or perhaps a Sauvignon Blanc will do if you can't get hold of a good Pinot Grigio! I know I'm cruel, but I thought if Amnesty International are coming, I may as well make it worth their while!

Pepper Prawns: Cut 2 large onions into desired pieces. Chop 5-6 green chillies. Pour some oil into a pan. Add onions and chillies. Fry them until browned. Add 500g peeled green prawns. Cook for about 5 minutes, then add 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, ground black pepper, 1 tsp chilli powder or paste. Season to taste. Mix everything together. Remove from heat. Garnish with chopped coriander (cilantro) and serve with rice of chapathis.

Prawns Macadamia Stir-Fry: Heat 2tbls macadamia oil in a wok. Add 1 large onion, cut into slim wedges. To the wok add onion, 2-3 cloves garlic, 1tbl chopped fresh ginger,1 small fresh chilli, finely chopped and 250g whole and halved macadamia nuts (Queensland Nuts). Stir-fry for a couple of minutes or until the nuts are starting to brown. Add 1kg peeled green prawns with tails intact. Stir-fry until they change colour. Add 750g Chince vegetables of choice. Stir-fry until vegetables are just wilted. Combine 1 tbls fish sauce, 2 tbls soy sauce, 2 tbls oyster or plum sauce, 80ml water or stock and 2 teaspoons cornflour. Stir into prawns, adding more stock/water, if necessary. Cook until mixture thickens. Serve with steamed rice.

I hope your taste buds are tingling!


  1. YUM!!!!! My typist, Jackie, is an Aussie far away from home and a great lover of prawns and macadamias. Will definitely be passing these recipes on to her. Cheers!

  2. I hope you do, tiny tones...and I also hope you try them yourself! :)

    Thanks for popping in...I hope I see you again.