Sunday, April 14, 2013

Thai Coconut Prawns

Made these the night of our Myanmar slideshow and they were an absolute hit! Here's one of the shots from the slideshow...

Here's the recipe:

1-2lbs prawns
1/2 c dried coconut
1/2 c flour
1-2 tbsp butter
1-2 eggs
Salt and pepper

2-4 cloves of garlic
1-2 tsp samba olek sauce
3 tbsp soya sauce
1-2 tbsp lime juice

What cha do:
Marinade the prawns for at least 1hr. Place the coconut and flour in a bowl with salt and pepper. Place eggs in a bowl, mixed. Butter cookie sheet for baking. When ready, begin dipping prawns one at a time in egg followed by flour coconut mixture and place on pan. Bake for 2-3 mins and then flip, bake another few minutes or until prawns are cooked and nicely browned. Serve with Thai sweet chili  sauce. Enjoy!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Nic's Fabulous Fish Tacos

Had a few requests for this recipe, will try and get some visuals up soon!


1 C quinoa
2 C shredded carrotts
2-3 medium sized tomatoes
1-2 avocadoes
1/4 C chopped cilantro (or another fresh herb you like)
1/2 C chopped greens (optional)
1/4 C chopped red onion (optional)
1/2 fresh lime
2-4 basa filets (or feel free to use another type of white fish)
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
4-6 Tbsp rice vinegar
1-2 Tbsp soya sauce
5-7  Tbsp sesame oil
1-2 Tbsp ground cumin (for added flavor you can roast and grind your own whole cumin)

What cha do:

Cook the quinoa and set aside to cool in a large bowl, once cooled add rice vinegar and 3-4 tbsp sesame oil. Shred carrots, chop tomatoes, onion, avocadoes and greens and mix in to quinoa. Warm a medium sized sauce pan, add 1-2 tbsp sesame oil and begin to fry the onions. Fry for 3 mins, add fish on top of onions along with cumin and soya sauce. Place lid on pan to let fish steam cook for 2-5mins. Once cooked, remove fish from heat and let cool. Once cooled mix fish into quinoa and veggies. Squeeze fresh lime on top and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with nacho chips, or crisp tortilla wraps. Enjoy!

For now, to tide you over until I can get a fish taco pic, here's a shot from last summer at the Robson Valley Music Festival:
Fun times in tha Valley!