So, I am trying to introduce more savory cooking to Sugar Thumb – firstly because all this baking is making me into a bit of a chubster and secondly because I cook a lot so it seems a waste not to photograph it all! I am trying to be a bit healthier, but have no fear… I will never cut baking out and the majority of posts will still have sweet treats in mind. I am going to start including some of my favourite meals from my childhood in a series called “Family Traits”. Many of which I will take from my mum, dad, grandmas and family friends… I hope it’s interesting and I think it will be a wonderful trip down memory lane for me!
My mother, Kala, has a real skill for throwing things together when she is busy and has little time to make something elaborate. And it still looks and tastes like a dream! This is one of her classic quick recipes – lemon and coriander prawns it takes about 15 minutes and its great to have in a wrap. It has a beautiful tang from the lemon and coriander which is smoothened by the use of butter instead of oil to fry the shallots in.
Here are the ingredients you will need:
a thin slice of salted butter
2 cloves garlic
100g prawns (i usually use fresh raw ones, but i had frozen ones in the freezer – the fresh ones are better if you can afford them)
a handful of fresh coriander leaves
half tbsp dried chilli flakes
Salt (to taste)
The photos above should give a pretty good idea of how to cook this but here are the instructions:
1. Chop the shallots and place in a frying pan with the butter and cook until they begin to turn a bit golden
2. Add the garlic and the prawns
3. Chop the coriander and add in
4. Squeeze on the lime and mix in the salt and dried chilli flakes
5. Cook on a medium high heat for about 5 minutes or until the prawns are cooked through
How to eat – Heat up some wraps in the oven and spoon on the prawns – roll and eat!