Helllloooooooooo………anybody still there? Yes, I know it’s been almost two months since I’ve last posted. I must apologise for my disappearance. Sorry for leaving for so long. With the short two months of summer that we get here in Canada, I’ve been trying to take full advantage of the summer-like weather. The kiddies and I have been enjoying the outdoors as much as possible.
Going for walks.
Going to playgrounds.
Getting unexpectedly splashed at the spray park.
We even enjoyed some baking together.
More about this baking adventure in another post though. So basically we’ve been trying to soak up as much sun as possible and enjoy being kids. Amongst that, I’ve also been busy battling a prisoner, a panda, and even a doughnut. Don’t ask, just don’t ask. I’m just happy that I’m surviving and am still alive sitting here blogging about it. With all that battling though, a girl needs good food to help keep her energy up. If you’re a long time reader, you’ll know that I love seafood. Prawns are one of my favorite seafood to cook because they’re so quick and easy, not to mention delicious also.
This one is one of my favorite prawn dishes. I call it Stir Fried Tamarind Prawns.
Stir Fried Tamarind Prawns
450 g package of tamarind (made into tamarind paste)
2 TBS white sugar
1 TBS fish sauce
1 and 1/2 lb prawns deveined (shell or no shell is up to you, but if leaving shell on, devein, butterfly, and leave tail on)
garlic minced (I use a lot, sometimes a whole bulb. Amount is up to you)
2 stalks green onions cut into thirds
2 red chili peppers chopped (optional)
Soak tamarind in hot water (just enough to cover all the tamarind) for about an hour and a half. When time is up, take the tamarind out (with as little water as possible) and push it all through a strainer into a new bowl. This will remove all the seeds and threads. Measure out about 6 tablespoons tamarind paste and mix that with sugar and fish sauce in a bowl and set aside. Heat up oil in a wok and stir fry garlic till just about to brown. Add in shrimp and stir fry till just starting to turn pink.. Add in green onions and red chili peppers (I left out chili peppers because of my kiddies.) and stir fry for about another minute or two. Add in bowl of tamarind sauce and mix around until all prawns have been coated.
Note: If the tamarind sauce is too sour, adjust by adding more sugar or fish sauce or both to taste. It should have a sour and sweet taste to it.
I’ll be off on a mini vacation soon to visit some dear, dear friends. I’ll try to visit you all when I get back. Thanks for dropping by again! To one of the dear friends whom I’m visiting, I look much forward to our battle(s).
Take care everyone, and enjoy the rest of your summer! Until next time, friends and family!