Recipe: Spicy BBQ Prawns
Delivered a couple trays of Spicy BBQ Prawns to Broadway Mutual Aid last week.
Spicy BBQ Prawns
Prepare rice noodles and set aside. Parboil broccoli and eggplant. Make a slurry of water, sugar, corn starch, soy sauce, chili sauce, oyster sauce and a dash of sesame oil.
Add a small amount of oil that tolerates high heat to your wok – I used grapeseed oil this time – and cook your veggies in batches. For this meal I used broccoli, eggplant, bell peppers, red peppers, jalapeno peppers, onions, garlic, ginger and galangal.
Cook your prawns last. I used four pounds of inexpensive farm-raised prawns and despite them being shell and tail on they were not great. Part of Nirvana Wok’s game plan is to be frugal with the budget so $26 a pound wild caught prawns were out of the question.
How to save mediocre prawns: add a spicy sauce.
Combine ingredients with the rice noodles and serve.
How the Sausage is Made
In other hot food donation news, soon to expire Bob Evans breakfast sausage was on sale for forty nine cents at the market, which inspired me to make ten breakfast sandwiches. Donated them to the camp near the golf course on Beacon Hill. Total food cost: sausage - $.98, American cheese - $2, English muffins - $2.49 = $5.47 or $.54 per sandwich. Added a bit of butter, mayo and Lawry’s Seasoned Salt to the English muffins. These sandwiches weren’t pretty, but sometimes people crave this sort of stick to your ribs comfort food.
Bob Evans got his start in Southeastern Ohio, where I was raised. I always enjoyed the hint of sage in his sausages. Evans was a good person. He died in 2007.
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