Spicy Prawn Cakes

These delicious prawn cakes are a breeze to make.  I had bought a bag of frozen prawn cutlets which were a bit small so I used them up by transforming them into these delightful snacks. Tips:  Leaving the mixture in the fridge for an hour makes them a lot easier to handle.  As there is…

Vietnamese Cold Rolls

These healthy scrumptious cold rice paper rolls are a must to try.  You can add anything you like to them and the vegetarian option is just as delicious.  The ingredients I used were what I had at hand… All the ingredients can be readily bought at a supermarket.  The secret is having everything cook, sliced and…

Easy Spaghetti Marinara

For those who think Spaghetti Marinara is a bit daunting to make this is for you…  This is the quickest way to put together this very impressive pasta dish.  With the availability of frozen prawn cutlets and scallops we always have the ingredients at hand to make a Marinara. The zest of the lemon gives this…

Nasi Goreng

Everybody loves fried rice which is exactly what Nasi Goreng translates to in Indonesian and Malay.  It is also a favourite in The Netherlands where it is even dispensed from food vending machines as piping hot Nasi Ballen. Topped with a fried egg or strips of omelette, Nasi Goreng is a meal in itself and…

Old Fashioned Curried Scallops with Rice

In the early 80’s we used to have lunch regularly at a pub near work.  The Notting Hill Hotel was famous for it’s beautiful beer garden and it’s scrumptious Curried Scallops. We felt very chic ordering this then trendy dish which presented a ring of steamed white rice surrounding a mound of tender scallops in…

Creamy Garlic & Chilli Prawns with Pasta

Who doesn’t love creamy garlic prawns?  Who doesn’t love pasta?  Well here’s the best of both worlds.  This delicious pasta sauce takes only minutes to make and looks wonderful.  The pasta I used this time was a mixture of linguine and curly fettuccine – a lovely combination of textures… We always have a big bag…

Spaghetti Con Vongole

I recently joined Costco and to my delight discovered they sell packages of snap frozen fresh clams in the shell.  I adore these delicious little bivalves and always love the way the dish of pasta looks with the little shells peeking out.  After some investigating on the Internet, I realised my idea of how to…

Easy Vindaloo Prawn Curry

I stumbled across an old recipe hand written on a piece of A4 paper for Indian Curry Fish which I suspect comes from a dear friend at work.  I have adapted it and used prawns instead. The result was fantastic.  It is so quick and easy to make – if you prefer less spicy sauce…

Spicy Red Curry Pumpkin Soup with Prawns

Everyone loves pumpkin soup but sometimes it needs a little boot up the bum to be a bit more exciting. This is an adaption of a recipe I found in a newspaper – I tweaked it a little and the result is fantastic. Hot and spicy with crunchy prawns it can be as hot or…

Lizzie’s Garlic Prawns

So much garlic – so little time.  Just saying the words – Garlic Prawns – conjures up the taste and smell of delicious, garlicky, buttery sauce mopped up with fresh sourdough bread…  We find that six are enough for a meal as they are quite rich so this recipe is for two… Tip 1:  You…

Garlic Prawn Pasta with Chilli & Basil

There is nothing as delicious as Garlic Prawns.  Add these to pasta and you have heaven in a bowl. This recipe is so quick and easy especially if, like me, you keep a large bag of green prawn cutlets in the freezer.  I leave them out for an hour or two to defrost or run…

Prawn and Shitake Spring Rolls with Lime, Chilli and Coconut Dipping Sauce

First up – I can’t take the credit for this recipe –  I found it by chance on a website called Everyday Gourmet by Justine Schofield. These crunchy snacks are worth the fiddling around with spring roll pastry sheets and are delicious.  I managed to get 14 good-sized spring rolls from the quantities shown below but if you…