Tiger prawns in “kadaifi” pastry

How the Greek traditional cuisine meets “Nouvelle Cuisine”.

Try this recipe. It’ s easy, quick, kid-friendly because of the skewer and simply… yummy !

INGREDIENTS:

10 tiger prawns peeled and deveined

Small packet of kadaifi pastry

1 egg, beaten to make egg wash

1 lt vegetable oil for frying

For the marinade:

2 chillies, diced

1 Lemon grass(or lemon), left whole for easy removal

1 garlic clove

Coriander leaves, chopped                    

1 lemon, juice and zest

100 ml sesame oil (or vegetable oil)

1 tbsp dried ginger

FOR THE DIP:

400 ml Greek yoghurt

1 tbsp finely diced ginger

1 lime, juice and zest

Fresh parsley, chopped

HOW TO:

1. Soak the prawns in the marinade for at least one hour.

2. Place each prawn on a skewer, dip in egg wash and roll in kadaifi pastry (approx 10cm x 3 cm strip).

3. In a small pan, deep fry until golden with enough oil to cover the prawn but not the stick.

4. Mix together all the ingredients for the dip and serve alongside the prawns in a platter.

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Crispy Apple Chips-Kids friendly !

 I found this inexpensive, kid-friendly recipe on the internet. Because I love apples, I decided to go for it.

It is crispy, easy and the kids love it because it look like a sweet. The happy thing is that they can eat tons of them. Enjoy !

Five apples, I prefer the green ones, they are my favourite.

Cut them into chips.

Spread the apples on two baking sheets so the chips stay in a single layer.

For 25 chips 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Granny Smith apples, washed but not peeled

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a shallow dish, combine the sugar, cinnamon and ginger. Set aside.

Cut a thin slice from the bottom of the apple to form a flat surface. Place the apple on a cutting board. Using a small sharp knife, place a knife at the top of the apple and slice downward vertically to make 1/16-inch thick slices, working your way in toward the core. As the core appears, turn the apple. Repeat on all sides and with all apples.

Dip the apple slices in the sugar mixture, turning to coat each side. Place the slices about 1/2 inch apart on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 35 minutes. Turn the slices and bake for about 40 more minutes, until the sugar melts and glazes the apples. The slices should become crisp when set aside to cool for several minutes. If some of the apple slices are thicker than 1/16 inch, they may not become completely crisp, but will still taste fine or, if you prefer, you can bake the thicker slices for a few additional minutes. Set aside to cool completely.

 

 

Extra tip: For more flavor, serve with ice-cream, vanilla.  Delicious !!