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Sate Prawns (Shrimp)
This is extremely quick and delicious, I had a new brand of satay sauce to try and I found this recipe and decided to test it out on this and I am so glad I did. This was wonderful, the satay sauce was spicier than the regular brand I buy and I loved that. I also added some fresh snow peas and bean sprouts to the recipe as I had them to use up and I was not going to serve it over rice, as we are watching our carb intake at the moment, so it made for a more complete meal for us. If you would like to read more reviews on this or see more photos please click here.


Note: I made extra sauce than listed as we love things saucy

2 Garlic cloves (crushed or minced)
1 Onion (peeled, quartered and segmented)
2 Teaspoons curry powder
1 Teaspoon sugar
1 Teaspoon dried mustard
2 Tablespoons satay sauce
4 Tablespoons thickened cream (heavy)
2 Teaspoons dry sherry (or Chinese rice wine)
1kg Prawns (raw, pealed and deveined, leave tails on if you wish, we don’t)
peanut oil (to stir fry)


1. Mix curry powder, sugar and dried mustard in a small dish.

2. Mix sate sauce, cream and sherry in a jug.

3. Stir fry prawns in batches till just cooked (time will depend on size of prawns) put on a plate and put to one side keeping warm (cover with a lid or alfoil).

4. Add more oil if needed and sauté onions until just translucent and then add garlic, curry powder and mustard mix and fry till fragrant.

5. Return prawns and any juices to the pan and add cream, sate sauce and sherry mix and stir till warmed through.

Serve over rice.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

Crab Stuffed Chicken
This is a great quick and easy stuffed chicken recipe.. I love using crab as a stuffing for chicken, but I hate it when a recipe gets so over complicated with filling, that you loose that yummy flavour of the crab. No problems here it was a perfect balance. I did use fresh crab meat rather than tinned as you can beat it. I also served hollandaise sauce with ours and it was delicious. If you want to read more reviews on this recipe please click here.


Oil or cooking spray
4 Skinless chicken breasts, split
1/2 Cup crabmeat
1/2 Cup grated swiss cheese
2 Green onions, finely sliced
1/2 Teaspoon dried dill weed
2 Teaspoons lemon juice
Freshy ground black pepper
8 Slices prosciutto (thin slices)


1. Mix crab, cheese, onions, dill, lemon juice and salt and pepper together in a bowl.

2. Heat oven to moderated.

3. Spray a baking tray with oil.

4. Open out the chicken fillet, spread one half with a quarter of the crab mix.

5. Enclose with other half.

6. Wrap each fillet with 2 thin slices of prosciutto, making sure ends are on the underside.

7. Place on the baking tray in the moderate oven and bake for about 25 minutes.

We ate ours with hollondaise sauce over fresh asparagus.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.