Monday, September 7, 2009

Garlic Prawns with Vegetables

We decided to have something quick and easy tonight as I had a late appointment with a dietician to discuss my Type II Diabetes and my lifestyle. The whole family went to the appointment as I thought it good that we all heard what she had to say.... needless to say some of the cooking we do has to change a little but otherwise she was quite happy with the food we eat.

Our quick and easy dinner tonight was Garlic Prawns with Vegetables served with steamed rice. Now I am a HUGE fan of garlic prawns made either with a creamy sauce or as we did tonight with an asian influence, so I was quite happy when Noel suggested garlic prawns and also offered to cook.

We used fresh garlic for the intensity (but crushed bottled variety would be fine) and the vegetables could be changed to suit your tastes. Although the ingredients are very minimal the taste is amazing and will tantilize your tastebuds.

Garlic Prawns with Vegetables

Serves: 2 as a main
4 as an entree
Points per main: 4
per entree: 2

500 grams raw prawns, peeled
cooking spray
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
200 grams broccoli, cut into small florets
200 grams snow peas
3 spring onions, chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 cup water
1 tablespoon chicken stock powder
ground white pepper to taste
1 tablespoon cornflour

Clean prawns and devein. Soak in a bowl of cold water for 10 - 15 minutes, this will help reduce the saltiness of the prawns. Drain.

In a wok or large frypan spray with cooking spray and heat over high heat. Add the garlic and broccoli, cooking for 3 - 4 minutes or until the broccoli is starting to soften. Add the prawns and spring onions, stirfry for 2 minutes or until starting to turn pink. Add the snow peas.

Combine the wine, water, stock powder, pepper and cornflour. Add to pan and stir fry until sauce is boiling and has thickened slightly or to your liking. Serve immediately.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jo, You are a lifesaver! I have been searching for this recipe for some time! Inf act I stopped at Seymour on the way home from the zoo last night to have exactly this dish!!!LOL From now on this will be a staple in our house!