Thursday, February 21, 2008

Stir-Fry Pumpkin Slices With Prawns

Dinner , at times can be simple enough. Came home late , have to think of something simple and easy. Something not time consuming. Everyone's tummy is growling so have to quickly prepare something real SIMPLE.

Stir-Fry Pumpkin Slices with Prawns and ‘ Soup of the Day’ was packet meatballs cooked in mint leaves soup . Mint leaves are from the garden. And I fried some eggs. Simple enough? When I follows a drama series on the idiot box…dinner can be just ‘ take-away chicken rice ’ from the outside coffee shop :) Good thing for them, that I am not following any series at the moment. :)

Stir-Fry Pumpkin Slices with Prawns

¼ pumpkin –removed the skin and sliced thinly
10 prawns – shelled and deveined
2 pips of garlic – chopped
1 tblspoon of cooking oil
1/2 tsp of sea salt

½ tsp Corn starch
5 tablespoon water

Heat wok , add in 1 tblspoon cooking oil , add in the garlic and sautee the garlic till fragrant. Add in the prawns and continue to stir fry till half cooked. Add in the pumpkin slices and fry till cooked. Add in a bit of water and simmer longer if you want the pumpkin to be real soft. Add in sea salt and thickening. Dish up and serve hot.

Meatballs with Mint Leaves Soup


10 meatballs
1 pip garlic – crushed
a handful of mint leaves – washed clean
sea salt to taste
1 egg
½ tsp of oil
2 bowls of water/stock


Lightly fry the crushed garlic in a pan with a ½ tsp of cooking oil. When fragrant add in
2 bowls of water/stock in a pan and heat up in medium fire. When the water/stock boils, add in the meatballs. When the meatballs are cooked , add in the mint leaves, salt and add in the egg and off the fire. Lightly stir the egg in the soup with a fork so that it will be streaky. Serve hot.


Thoughts For The Day:
" Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort" - Franklin Roosevelt

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