Thursday, December 23, 2010

Spicy Prawn Salad With Stone Fruits And Corn


Day 18 of our carbless diet - It was a hot and humid day in Melbourne, one of the very few hot days we experienced since summer started. I walked into the supermarket without a dinner plan but when I saw the beautiful stone fruits on offer I knew just what I can do with the prawns I had in the freezer. This is summer on a plate and I might even make this for our Christmas day lunch. Feel free to replace the stone fruits with other fruits, I think a mixture of mango, papaya and avocado would work very well too.
P.S Thank you for all the well wishes and I am feeling a lot better today. One more crazy day to go and I  am looking forward to the holidays!



recipe from the tummies' kitchen
serves 4 as an entree and 2 as a main
you'll need;
1 kg of whole prawns, heads removed* poached and shelled
1 punnet of mixed cherry tomatoes, halved
1 white peach, stoned and cut into cubes
1 nectarine, stoned and cut into cubes
1 peach, stoned and cut into cubes
1 lebanese cucumber, cut into half lengthwise and sliced at an angle
2 corn, grilled and removed kernels
1 bunch of coriander leaves (3/4 cup), roughly chopped
1/2 cup of mint leaves
2 shallots, sliced
a handful of roasted cashew nuts, roughly chopped
*save the prawn heads for laksa , Ipoh hor fun or prawn noodles.

for the dressing;
juice of a lime
2 tsp of castor sugar
pinch of salt
pepper to taste
1 tsp of fish sauce
2 tbs of olive oil
a pinch of hot pepper flakes



Cut stone fruits into cubes and tomatoes into halves. 



Grill corn on a hot griddle and when they are cool enough to handle, slice off the kernels with a sharp knife.



Prepare the dressing.



Have everything ready and it is time to assemble the salad.



Mix everything and half of the chopped cashew nuts  in a large salad bowl, finally sprinkle the rest of the nuts over.



It was a success and I will certainly be making this over the summer months! 

20 comments:

  1. This is such a beautiful dish! I love all the colors and flavors going on here! I am so impressed with all you no carb meals!

    I am glad to hear you are feeling better. I am sorry that I missed that you were not well, and wishing you better.

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  2. This is so beautiful! I wish I could convince my mum to serve it for Christmas instead of the hot roast meats and veggies we always eat...

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  3. I'm glad you are feeling better now. This is a beautiful dish and I bet it taste wonderful. Wishing a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year to you and all at home.

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  4. Harriet from carltonDecember 23, 2010 at 7:18 PM

    This will be perfect for Christmas lunch. So colourful and refreshing!

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  5. I love how beautiful the colours are. Definitely a beautiful summer dish, if only our current Melbourne weather were as beautiful!

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  6. I haven't planned my X'mas lunch yet and this looks like a perfect idea!

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  7. I always like some fresh fruits in my salad but my husband think it is weird. It gives the salad some sweetness. I don't mind having this plate of beautiful salad everyday.

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  8. I love fruit salad and with those prawns in it, that looks heavenly! Wishing you Happy holidays! :D

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  9. Great Christmas lunch idea. I am doing my food shopping today and this could be our entree, thanks! Have a great Christmas!

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  10. Another great dish! Healthy and light.

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

    BIG BIG HUGS!!

    B XX

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  11. wow what an amazing salad, pleased your feeling better merry Christmas

    Love Rebecca

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  12. Good on you with this carbless diet... I think I need one after the New Year...

    Merry Christmas to the 3 tummies :)

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  13. Man... u are killing me with all these no carb food!

    So disciplined! ;)

    Anyway, have a Merry Merry X'mas ok and feel better soon!

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  14. hi, this is something good and light to take especially after all those heavy meals taken during the festive seasons. Happy Holidays to you!

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  15. totally healthy and beautiful with the fruits and veg. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! ♥

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  16. This is so "summery" !! Have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year! :)

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  17. This is going straight to my diet recipes! It has been lovely knowing this year and I wish you a Merry Christmas and many many wonderful dishes to come for the new year!

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  18. Have a blessed Christmas and a wonderfully delicious new year ahead!

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  19. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  20. What a colorful salad! Looks yummy, healthy and refreshing!

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