Saturday, June 09, 2007

Salad Days

Prawn and Lettuce Salad


20 fairly large fresh prawns ( cleaned and rinsed)
2 stalks lemon grass,trimmed and thinly sliced
4 Tbsp Sarawak black pepper sauce
l Tbsp fish gravy
6 fresh limes (for the juice)
l cup french beans, trimed, sliced and blanched
4 stalks celery, trimmed cut into matchsticks and blanched
1 cucumber, trimmed,cut into matchsticks
1 carrot, trimmed, cut into matchsticks

l packet sesame seeds (toasted in a dry pan)

l bundle of lettuce leaves


1. grill the prawns which have been marinated in the black pepper sauce for about 5 minutes
2. Stir all the prepared vegetables ,add the fish gravy, lime juice and sesame seeds. Add a bit of the pepper sauce.
3. Scatter the lettuce over the vegetables, stir in the prawns.

(You can also divide the vegetables into four and put five prawns in each portion. Serve in nice wooden or glass bowls)

Your own Black pepper sauce

Blend together 1Tbsp black pepper,4 tomatoes,1 Tbsp sugar, juice of 2 limes,and 1 Tbsp black soy sauce and a bit of sesame oil

This salad goes well with fried rice and a meat stir fry and/ or a mixed vegetable soup.

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