It’s that time again Fish Friday...I honestly don’t know where the days go they just fly by..when you were kids did you not think that it took so long for Christmas to come round and then, of course, there was Easter but it just seemed like forever until Easter came now before we know they all seem to merge into one and I can certainly remember last Christmas as if it was yesterday….Is it only me or does time just fly….
Today I am giving you one of my favourite dishes Asparagus is very plentiful here and one of my favourite stir fries are with prawns, lemongrass and lime leaves.
Very quick and easy to do once you get your ingredients together.
250 gm asparagus cut in half…asparagus is very thin here but if you are using thicker asparagus then either shave the asparagus or cut into 3-inch pieces.
A small piece of ginger peeled and grated.
1 stalk of lemongrass bashed and very finely chopped.
4 lime leaves very thinly sliced
3-4 tbsp of fish sauce
1 tbsp palm sugar or light muscovado sugar
1 tbsp coconut oil
10 raw king prawns either peeled or leave the tails on.
1 shallot thinly sliced
1-2 Thai birds eye chillies finely sliced
2-3 cloves of garlic finely chopped
4 spring onions cut into 2-inch pieces
Mix together the ginger, lemongrass, lime leaves, fish sauce and sugar and put to one side.
Meanwhile, heat the wok on high and when it’s really hot add the oil. Once the oil is shimmering, add in the king prawns and stir-fry for one to two minutes, until the prawns have gone pink with slightly golden edges. Remove with a slotted spoon.
Add the onion to the wok and stir-fry for two minutes. Add the chilli, garlic and spring onion and stir-fry for a further four minutes until the onions have softened. Add the asparagus and stir-fry for a further minute.
Finally, add the prawns, pour over the sauce which was prepared earlier, and cook until the sauce becomes sticky (around three minutes).
Serve immediately with Thai steamed rice and enjoy!
Last weeks post is here just in case you missed it…as it turned out it was a really popular recipe https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2017/10/06/fish-friday-thai-shrimp-cakes-and-thai-sweet-chilli-sauce-recipe/
I am very happy for you to share these recipes with your family and friends and if you do…. Thank you x
I am now off to the kitchen to cook up another Halloween treat….
Until next time stay safe, have fun and laugh a lot as you know laughter is FREE and one of the best medicines known to man…