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Thai flavored stir fry with coriander garlic prawns

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This is a very tasty, simple and yet delicious dish. It’s perfect for those nights where you want to make something special for a friend coming over but don’t have tons of time for cooking. A quick walk to your favorite supermarket for the fresh ingredients and a food lovers well equipped cupboard will offer all the sauces, spices and herbs you need. Once again: easy is right.

As usually in my recipes you can play with the vegetables as well as the noodles, instead of rice noodles soba or egg noodles would work too, so would brown rice, jasmin or basmati rice.

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What you need:
Serves 2

6 fresh, large king prawns
1 zucchini
1 fennel
1/2 box of cherry tomatoes
Small bunch of spring onions
Garlic
Fresh coriander
Fresh ginger
1 lemon
1 lime

Rice noodles, soba noodles (already cooked) or rice

Sesame oil
Fish sauce
Tamari
Worcester sauce
Chilies

What to do:

Put on some nice music and pour yourself a glass of wine. This step is not mandatory but I promise you being relaxed and happy will improve the flavor of the dish 🙂
Take your time to prepare all vegetables, wash and cut them in thin, bite-sized pieces. I like to prepare them in little bowls. Chop ginger finely, press the garlic. Wen everything is prepared heat up a wok pan on very hight temperature. Start with the ginger and garlic and then add veg one after the other (the harder ones first). Now stir regularly for some minutes (important otherwise everything will burn!). In the meantime heat up a frying pan, add sesame oil, garlic and fry the prawns just for a couple of minutes to avoid dryness. Deglaze the vegetables with lemon and lime juice, add the sauces and add a splash of water. Add the rice noodles and mix everything thoroughly. Try a bit so you can add more if you like it more salty or sour. Add the fresh coriander to the prawns. Switch the hob off and prepare a bed of the veg-noodle mix (if you use rice don’t mix it and serve it separately instead). Put the king prawns to bed, sprinkle with coriander and enjoy!

finally an UP again. with yoga, sushi & a stir fry.

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i didn’t have such a great time lately.. somehow grumpy, moody and easily nerved i didn’t really know what’s going on.. but, as always – there’s no up without a down and today, on day 10, the UP came back! thanks to you lovely people enriching my day…  for neverending love and affection, for a lovely afternoon lunch on a terrace which is making me jealous, for a energising and relaxing yoga lesson at one of my favourite yoga studios yogaintentions and finally a cosy chilled out dinner after class.

gochi-seaweed-saladwhich brings me to another of culinary favourites in malta, which i love to share with you: GOCHI

gochi is a cute littel japanese place which serves fresh and very yummy sushi. they have a comfortable lounge where you can sit on nice cushions or sofas which i rather prefer to the normal chair and table setting as it’s very laid back. they have lovely soups (noodle and miso) and a super fresh and healthy sweewead salad which i love (see photo on the left).

staff is very friendly and on wednesdays i like it best as there’s always live music. just perfect after a nice yoga class!

 
but now back to my own cooking!
in addition to the stir fry of last weekend i wanted to show you another variantion of stir fry: this time with chicken and spinach, served with fried egg rice.

as you can see there are millions of possibilities what to use for it.  you can also have it with egg noodels, or use indian spices and eat it with naan bread… whatever you feel like – try it out and give yourself a treat!
and finally, together with some yoga, lovely people and maybe some sushi, your down will hopefully get an UP again, too 😉

get more details on the dishes by moving the mouse over the regarding photo!