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Prawns with ginger, lemon & garlic - one pan, single serve recipe

Prawns with ginger, lemon & garlic - one pan, single serve recipe

So this is another true Desperado Dinner. 

Indeed I wish I could share a video of it being made. But alas I was home alone.

A typical example of lack of menu planning- meaning going to the supermarket after work - then because I knew I really wanted to share meal with you - racing about like a cartoon character trying to get it cooked and photographed before the light faded.

Which for me means racing between the lounge room - where the light is better and I take photographs  - and the kitchen - where I am actually making dinner. Completely comical if anyone was looking in.

. So not great photos as it was getting late in the day, but hopefully enough to show:

a.) how quick and easy this meal is

b.) how versatile - e.g. herbs or chilli would change the flavour; beef or chicken could be used if that is all you have on hand

Haul from shopping: Lots of greens! Spinach, peas, broccoli, beans, coriander; along with lemon, ginger, lime & garlic.. 

Haul from shopping: Lots of greens! Spinach, peas, broccoli, beans, coriander; along with lemon, ginger, lime & garlic.. 

Steps

  • Put rice on to cook
  • Grate ginger, lemon rind and a clove of garlic
  • Juice lemon
  • Prepare broccoli
  • Heat small amount of water in fry pan to par boil peas and broccoli. If you have a microwave this can be used. Remove vegetables from pan and set aside.
  • Heat small amount of oil in fry pan and then add prawns. Toss with grated ginger, garlic and lemon rind and cook on a low heat  until nearly cooked through ( 3 - 5 minutes)
  • Add coconut milk, cooked broccoli & peas and spinach. Put lid on frypan for 5 mins to wilt spinach and further cook broccoli & peas

And of course add spinach - the final step of any Desperado Dinner.  Such an easy way to add a serve of vegetables and an extra serve of dark leafy greens to you diet.

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Put lid on the pan to wilt the spinach

and Serve!

This is such an easy dish and there are so many variations possible.

It is actually the first time I have bought  a packet of frozen prawns -  but I am now a convert.

I had always thought prawns were 'special occasion' only - and something you ate out or at Christmas!   BUT the frozen ones at the supermaket are actually okay and it opens up a huge range of quick, easy & light summer meals.

 It's up to everyone what they choose, and there is a huge price differntial, but I did choose Australian, un-farmed. A luxury as I live close to somewhere that they are sold like this, and this year I can afford the price differential

I found it impossible to choose between the pictures so i have included the all. Hopefully extra inspiration to try this meal.

If you would like precise measure or more detailed instructions leave a message below. In the meantime, look out for more prawn recipes - I feel I have made a totally new discovery and likely to bore everyone with prawn recipes!

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