Thursday, January 6, 2011

On the topic of seafood recipes...

I thought Id also share some recipes we used at Christmas time...

I LOVE seafood so we bought 2 kg of prawns for Christmas. One kilo was used in seafood risotto and seafood pasta prior to Christmas and the other kilo to make Prawn and Pineapple Kebabs... OH MY, they were YUMMY!!!

So here's the recipe .. its from here, but we didnt make the salsa...yet, but it looks good.

Coconut Shrimp Kabobs with Island Coconut Salsa
1 lb shell-on shrimp, uncooked
1/3 cup coconut milk, canned and sweetened
2 tablespoons Lime Juice
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 teaspoon Red Chili Peppers, seeded and minced
1 teaspoon ground Cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground Coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground White Pepper
12 to 18 fresh Pineapple Chunks

Island Coconut Salsa

1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped cilantro
1 cup chopped green onion
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 to 2 teaspoons minced garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup olive oil or macadamia nut oil

Peel and devein shrimp retaining tails; set aside. Combine coconut milk, lime juice, garlic, red peppers, cumin, coriander and pepper; pour over shrimp. Marinate for 30-45 minutes. Thread shrimp and pineapple chunks on skewers. Broil or grill, 3 minutes per side, or until shrimp are done. Serve coconut shrimp on lettuce leaves with Island Salsa on the side.

We served ours on Coconut rice (also from the same website)

Coconut Rice
3 cups long grain rice (I like brown Basmati)
3 cups coconut milk or 1 can coconut cream mixed with 3 cups of water
1 1/2 cups raisins
6 tablespoons slivered almonds
1 onion, sliced
sea salt to taste

Slice and fry the onions in coconut oil until they are golden brown. Fry the almonds lightly. Set both aside.

Put rice, coconut cream, water and salt in a saucepan (or rice cooker). Bring it to boil on medium heat and boil until liquid is gone. Reduce heat, cover and continue cooking until rice is well cooked and fluffy. Gently stir with a fork.

Garnish with fried raisins, onion and almonds. Serves: 4-6.

My kids couldn't get enough of this rice.. neither could I and it totally undid my no-grains eating ...

I'll be back with some more yummy recipes we tried over Christmas.

1 comment:

jacksta said...

I love prawns....but would you believe it My husband has just developed an allergy for the things! And Crayfish..another favourite! So weird that he can get an allergy so late in life. Boo...means I can't make us prawns.