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! 


  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.

  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...

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  10. Another great dish! Healthy and light.

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday!


    B XX

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

    Love Rebecca

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

    Merry Christmas to the 3 tummies :)

  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!

  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!

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

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

  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!

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

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

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


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