Recipe For Ginger Prawns On An Apple And Tatsoi Salad

Saturday’s for me are my day to spend in the kitchen, creating and enjoying. This past weekend Dave was at the race track and I was happily minding my own business, making pastry. Out of the corner of my eye I saw someone walking through our property and I rushed into action. First I locked the back door, then I ran up the stairs and set off the panic alarm. We live in such a quiet neighbourhood that the panic button is really only there for the house sitter. She asked for one as she looks after our house alone, and so I have placed it on a red ribbon, next to the bed. As I pushed the button, I noticed a Telkom van parked outside our neighbour’s house. The alarm sounded and I ran down the stairs, to turn it off as the actual panic code activation is meant to have the armed response arrive straight away. We also only have armed response as the insurance company insists on it, not because I think we need it. Two cars pulled up and the two armed men came onto the property and discovered that the gentleman from Telkom was on our property fixing the next door neighbour’s phone line. The servitude is on our property, but he was still trespassing. I had a moment of SCARED followed by minutes of ANGER that he had dared invade my space that way. I would have had him arrested for trespassing but as he was not actually on my property when the armed response arrived – he had quickly jumped over the wall, using his ladder – they could not detain him while the police were called.

I decided after this not so nice experience, I needed a nice lunch. Prawns are a sure way to make you feel better!

Ginger Prawns On An Apple And Tatsoi Salad
Ginger Prawns On An Apple And Tatsoi Salad

Ginger Prawns On An Apple And Tatsoi Salad
 
Ingredients
  • 1 apple julienned
  • 1 lime cut in half
  • 40g tatsoi, stalks trimmed and cut into ribbons
  • 2 tablespoons Asian salad dressing
  • 15g butter
  • 15mls oil
  • 2.5cm root ginger, peeled and julienned
  • 10 prawns
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
Method
  1. Place the apple into a bowl and squeeze over the juice of half a lime
  2. Toss well
  3. Add the tatsoi and the dressing and toss
  4. Heat the olive oil and the butter in a frying pan
  5. Add the ginger and as soon as it start to cook add the prawns
  6. Season and cook for 90 seconds a side
  7. Just before you remove them from the pan, squeeze over the juice of the other half of the lime
  8. Place on top of the salad and serve
My Notes
Dave and I like our prawns with the skin on, but for ease of eating, you can peel them first

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34 thoughts on “Recipe For Ginger Prawns On An Apple And Tatsoi Salad

  1. So scary!

    Delicious photo 😉

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    1. it was indeed a bit scary 🙂

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  2. Not only do we share similar recipe ingredients but guess what happened to me this last week. We had an attempted break in at our back door. It is very scary and you feel very violated. I had become very complacent living in HK as it is relatively a safe place but now I am back on guard. Just as an FYI the HK police came with lights and siren, 8 police and 4 crime scene investigators to my apartment. What an ordeal…BAM

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  3. Lovely recipe, Tandy, and I mean it: I am writing this very early in the morning before breakfast!

    What an experience and how stupid some people can be. It would have been so easy just kindly asking for permission – idiot! I hope you had a glass of lovely white wine with the shrimps?

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    1. seems the right solution would have been a glass of wine! Thanks for all the retweeting! I really appreciate it 🙂

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      1. You are welcome, Tandy, I really like your site and particuarly look forward to the food quiz each Friday!

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  4. Just look at hoe delicious those prawns look. I am so jealous I can’t have this dish right now. I love the flavors as well.

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    1. Thanks Kay – one day computer screens may offer more than just a visual ‘taste’ 🙂

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  5. I would be sacred too…the prawns look awesome with apple and ginger.
    Hope you are having a great week Tandy 🙂

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    1. Thanks Juliana – it was not the best experience I have had 🙂

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  6. Not a nice experience – we should feel safe in our homes and he invaded your sapce. As you say, all he had to do was ask. I hope you had a huge glass of wine with those lovely prawns to calm your nerves!

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    1. I should have! Red wine makes everything better 🙂

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  7. Ugh that sounds awful! THey should have at least warned you that he was coming onto your property!

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    1. all he had to do was call me and ask! I wouldn’t have said no 🙂

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  8. Sorry to hear about the scare! The prawns are looking delicious! I love ginger!

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    1. I am so loving ginger right now as well 🙂

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  9. Was eagerly awaiting this recipe – delicious.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. thanks Mandy 🙂

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  10. These prawns look delicious and I hope they’ve helped you with the scare…

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    1. they did indeed 🙂

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  11. Those prawns look and sound delicious. And such a simple recipe too. I think I might try them for dinner next week.

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    1. please let me know how they turn out 🙂

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      1. Tandy, I made this last night and it was outstanding. I loved the simplicity of the salad – I would never have thought to julienne an apple like that in salad but it is a little tip I will remember. Great salad dressing and perfectly cooked prawns. It got a big thumbs up from my husband also. Thanks for the recipe. It’s definitely a keeper.

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        1. thank you so much for letting me know 🙂

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  12. Not a good experience, Tandy. How ridiculous to climb over your wll without so much as a by your leave. These days, any stranger on one’s property is to be considered suspicious. I’m not surprised that you were angry. Hope the delicious prawns made you feel better. 😉 xxx

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    1. the Telkom guy is lucky the crossbow is in the safe 😉

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  13. That certainly is an exciting life. I might have settled for something a little stronger than prawns:)

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    1. the tequila looked very tempting!

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  14. exactly, wy peopledon’t come and just ask nicely for permission I don’t know

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    1. that is all he had to do!

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  15. Ooops I meant if you just see someone in your property

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    1. I leave out words sometimes as well 🙂

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  16. The way South Africa is, this days you can’t trust anybody,especially if you just somebody in your property,
    Prawns look delicious: -)

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    1. we live in such a safe area but I still would not be complacent!

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