Friday, October 10, 2008

Gingered Prawn and Snow Pea Noodles

Serves: 4


1 1/2 pound (750 g) uncooked medium prawns
2 stems fresh lemon grass, finely chopped
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 teaspoons ground ginger
8 ounce (250 g) packet Chinese noodles
7 ounces (200 g) snow peas, trimmed and washed
2 tablespoons oil
Butter Sauce:
1 teaspoon cornflour
2 1/2 tablespoons hot water
1/3 cup sake
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
3 ounces (90 g) butter

Microwave Method:

1. Shell and remove vein from prawns, leaving tails intact. Combine prawns, lemon grass, coriander and ginger in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
2. Place noodles in a bowl, cover with hot water and cook for 4-5 minutes on HIGH, stirring occasionally. When cooked, drain and rinse.
3. Place snow peas in a bowl, cover and cook for 1-2 minutes on HIGH.
4. In a large dish heat oil for 2 minutes on HIGH. Add prawns and cook for 2-3 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH, stirring twice.
5. In a small bowl blend cornflour with water. Add sake, lemon juice and ginger. Stir. Cook for 1-1 1/2 minutes on HIGH until mixture boils and thickens. Add butter and stir until melted.
6. Add noodles, peas and sauce to prawns. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH until heated through.

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