Monday, 19 September 2011

Siamese Dream

Today was a good day. The sun's out and I managed  to grab a few hours of yard work - raking leaves and debris all sorts, left after days of torrential rain and high winds.

And, to top it all up, I'm back in the kitchen, much to the delight of MrD.
It seemed forever since we had a proper meal.




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Pineapple Fried Rice 


2 cups cooked rice

6 large prawns

1 cup pineapple, sliced into whatever size you desire

1 small shallot, thinly sliced

1/2 tsp palm sugar

1 tbsp fish sauce

1 tsp soy sauce

1 tbsp oil

fresh coriander



Wash, peel and devein the prawns. Discard the heads; leave the tail fins attached.

Heat oil in a pan.

Fry the shallot in the oil over medium heat until softened.

Add the pineapple and prawns. Fry until they are cooked.

Add the rice, soy sauce, fish sauce and sugar.

Add the chopped fresh coriander and remove from heat.

Serve hot.



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 Salmond in Tamarind Sauce


4  pcs salmon fillets

1 tsp sesame oil

1 tsp soy sauce

 black pepper



1 shallot, thinly sliced

1 small garlic, minced

3 tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp sugar palm

1 fresh red chilli, sliced

¼  cup tamarind juice



Place salmon fillets in a in a medium bowl, add sesame oil, soy sauce and black pepper and combine all the ingredients together. 

Marinate the salmon fillets for 15 minutes.

Heat oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat.  Grill the salmon for 5 minutes on a medium hot grill and set aside.



To make the sauce, Heat a pot over low heat, add the tamarind juice, fish sauce, and sugar palm.

Stir until the sauce thickened.

Then add chilli, shallot and garlic.

Once the sauce is boiling and slightly reduced, remove from heat.

Pour the tamarind sauce over the grilled salmon.