Appetizer Platter of Seasoned Prawns Recipe

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Appetizer Platter of Seasoned Prawns

From Dorothy McNett's recipes at www.dorothymcnett.com. Sub chicken pieces or firm tofu...the flavors are dynamite no matter what you use!

16-20 large shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 tablespoon raw sugar
2 tablespoons Chinese Plum Sauce, or some jam blended with soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 - 3 cloves garlic. chopped
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon raw local honey
5 tablespoons grapeseed or peanut oil
lettuce leaves
strips of red pepper
fresh cilantro or parsley leaves
slices of tomato and cucumber

In a bowl, combine shrimp, sugar, plum sauce, (if you do not have any plum sauce simply blend 2 tablespoons of any good jam or marmalade with 1 teaspoon soy sauce!) pepper, garlic, ginger and honey. Toss and marinate for 3-5 minutes or more. Heat oil in a wok on high heat until it is just about to smoke. Add the shrimp and marinade and stir-fry for 3 minutes, allowing all to be seared in the hot oil, browned and plump. Line a serving plate with lettuce leaves and transfer the shrimp to the lettuce. Top with red pepper strips and cilantro or parsley leaves and garnish with slices of tomato and cucumber.

Recipe created 1996-07-29.

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