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Satay Prawns a la Elsie

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2015, a year we are all hoping will be bigger and better than 2014 in a good way. More good news, less disasters. Yeah, yeah, there she goes again with another cliche.  Hey, there is no harm in wishing for good things.  Talking about good things, that includes good home made food, right?  These satay prawn skewers that I made the other day are so good, I mean finger licking good, even if I say so myself. Okay here is how I made it, but don't just take my word for it, try it and let me know how yours turned out. 
2 kgs frozen banana prawns, thawed. 2 tbs vegetable oil, 11/2 tbs brown sugar, 1 large lemon, 4 cloves garlic, ginger, lemon grass, 4 - 6 dried birds eye chili, 1 brown onion, 2 tbs peanut butter, 2 tbs dark soy sauce, 2 tbs fish sauce
Blend together, the ginger, chili, onions, garlic and lemon grass
Over high heat, in a saute pan, allow the pan to become hot, then add oil and blended ingredients and fry for about 3 minutes.
Add peanut butter and cook for 2 minutes
Then add brown sugar
Soy sauce
Fish sauce
Lemon and 1/4 cup water
Let it cook for 3 more minutes, remove from heat and let it cool down a bit.
I used a spoon to cover the prawns which  with the satay paste
I cooked it in a preheated oven for 7 minutes.  Oven was preheated to 200C fan forced.
I garnished with cucumber swirls, lemon cheek and tomato.  Serious deliciousness.  Enjoy!!!
Note:  The prawns can be added straight into the paste and cooked for 5 minutes instead of skewering (is skewering a word? who cares, as long as you get what I mean.).  Prawns must be completely thawed and drained.  I lay mine on paper towel to get rid of the excess water.  


  1. What a delicacy!! Yummy...


  2. It looks like top class restaurant food! Yummy and thanks for the recipe!

  3. OH Elsie this looks so delicious! Can you just pop over and make it for me? LOL I love all of these flavours and do happen to have prawns in my freezer but cooking is not really something I am managing these days. I eat a lot of scrambled eggs. Happy New Year you charming, gorgeous and talented woman. xo


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