Ginger Prawns On An Apple And Tatsoi Salad

This recipe for ginger prawns on an apple and tatsoi salad was developed by me for Woolworths Chopping Board Chit Chat.

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
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Ginger Prawns On An Apple And Tatsoi Salad

Recipe Category: Salad, Shellfish
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 1 apple, julienned
  • 1 lime, cut in half
  • 40 g tatsoi, stalks trimmed and cut into ribbons
  • 30 mls Asian salad dressing
  • 15 g butter
  • 15 mls oil
  • 2.5 cm root ginger, peeled and julienned
  • 10 prawns
  • salt and freshly


  • Place the apple into a bowl and squeeze over the juice of half a lime
  • Toss well
  • Add the tatsoi and the dressing and toss
  • Heat the olive oil and the butter in a frying pan
  • Add the ginger and as soon as it start to cook add the prawns
  • Season and cook for 90 seconds a side
  • Just before you remove them from the pan, squeeze over the juice of the other half of the lime
  • Place on top of the salad and serve


Dave and I like our prawns with the skin on, but for ease of eating, you can peel them first

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35 thoughts on “Ginger Prawns On An Apple And Tatsoi Salad

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

  2. 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

      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.

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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?

  6. 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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