Sunday, January 10, 2010

Kids Choice Jessica

I had the kids look through my cookbook and choose what they wanted me to cook for them. Ian chose Chili and Basil Stir Fried Prawns, which may come as a surprise to any of you who know Ian, but he really has become quite fond of shrimp. Anya chose Mango with Lime and Vanilla Syrup, which was no surprise; she loves fresh fruit. Both items were a hit and got the big thumbs up from both of them!
***I will post recipes as a comment***


Justine, Jessica & Juliana said...

Chili & Basil Stir Fried Prawns
1 Tbs. vegetable oil
4 large red chilies, seeded & sliced ( I wasn't sure what chilies to use and I used 2 bird chilies and they were HOT)
2 ts. grated ginger
2 lb. raw prawns
2 Tbs. fish sauce
1 Tbs. brown sugar
2 Tbs. lime or lemon juice
1 cup small basil leaves
Heat a frying pan or wok over high heat. Add the oil, chilies and ginger and cook for 1 minute. combine the fish sauce, sugar & lime juice and pour over the prawns. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until prawns are just cooked through. stir through the basil.

Mango with Lime and Vanilla Syrup
1 Cup water
2/3 Cup sugar
2 Tbs. lime juice
1 Vanilla bean, split ( I didn't have so I used 1 tsp. vanilla extract)
4 mangoes sliced ( I used 1 mango and i blood orange)
Place the water, sugar, lime juice and vanilla in a small saucepan over the low heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Increase the heat and boil for 7 minutes or until slightly thickened. Set aside to cool. Spoon over the fruit to serve!

shoes*shoes*shoes said...

Yum...those both sound and look really good!!!

threebodes said...

Hair-Free Chili & Basil Stir Fry Prawns.

Justine, Jessica & Juliana said...

Yes hair free. Trader Joe's was very accomodating and even upgraded me to jumbo prawns. Jessica

bobby thomas said...

look's good Chili & Basil Stir Fry Prawns mmmmmmmm