Sunday, August 26, 2012
Garlic Prawn Stir Fry
I went off to the market looking for a light meal. Cleaned, shelled, tail on white tiger prawns were on sale for $1.49/100gm so I thought that would be nice and ordered about 400gms for 3 people and two spoiled dogs. Not having to clean the prawns is treat enough for me but I bought enough we'll all have our fill. I picked up some mushrooms too.
I got out an onion, carrot and stick of celery from the fridge. I got a green pepper from the garden along with some green and black beans. A clove of garlic for the prawns and put the rice on. I diced half the onion and chopped the other half. The carrot I sliced up as well as the celery. I diced the green pepper fairly small and trimmed the beans. I have learned it's better to finish prep work before starting cooking, every tastes better.
I started with the pan on medium high heat and browned the diced onion. When they were golden I took them out of the pan and put the carrots in. I let them cook for a minute then put the celery in with them. When they were sweated I took them out of the pan. More oil and in went the garlic nicely minced. On top of the garlic all the prawns. I made sure every prawn was mostly cooked on both sides and took them out of the pan. Next I did the mushrooms with lots more oil. I got a nice sear on them then took them out. Finally the green pepper got sweated and the beans turned color. Some sesame oil and everything back in the pan.
A splash of chicken stock and sprinkle a little flour over everything then turn it over. Add a tablespoon of soy sauce and keep turning the food. I sprinkled a little rice vinegar over all and tasted. Delicious. I plated the rice and the stir fry beside it. Fern said he wasn't very hungry but it was so good he ate the whole plate.