Monday, October 06, 2008

Warm Sesame Prawn Ramen Salad

I finally realized that the best way to juggle between work and posting is to save some drafts in my folder and write it up when I have a break (or need a break). So I'm trialing that this week-hopefully I will have more chances to write up! My "to write" folder is getting quite full.

Something interested happened over the weekend. AR and I attended our first pre-marital session. We did a questionnaire about 1 month ago and then met up with our pastor to have a chat about our views about marriage. It's a real eye opener and I was surprised that AR found it helpful as well. Certainly both of us did not approach the topic of marriage without any consideration to the topics discussed but it is useful to have a 3rd party person giving us some honest opinions and thoughts as well.

For me, it is a different experience as I'm used to being on the other side of the table. I did find it refreshing because it reminded me of how it would feel being on the other side.

This week, I'm sharing a noodle salad dish with the lovely folks at Presto Pasta (will add links later when I'm at home). Spring is upon us here in Perth and it feels great to have the sunshine again. The juiciness of prawns and tangy sauce goes well with the ramen.

Warm Sesame Prawn Ramen Salad
1 cup of peeled prawn cutlets
carrots, julienne
2 stalks of spring onions
1 cup of dried shitake mushrooms, dehydrated and sliced.
1 tablespoon of soya
1/2 packet of dried ramen noodles
1 tsp of sesame seed

1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
1 tsp of honey
1 tsp of sugar
1 tsp of sesame oil
3-4 tablespoons of warm stock

1) Boil water and cook ramen. Drain and keep warm.

2) Quickly heat a tsp of oil and cook prawn cutlets with a pinch of salt. Add the remaining vegetables. Add soya. Do a taste test.

3) Spoon vegetables and prawns on top of ramen noodles. Combine dressing together and pour on salad if needed (or serve at the table).

Sharing this with the gang at Presto Pasta organized by Ruth from Once Upon a Feast.


Kenny Mah said...

I think the drafts method of blog-then-post can be very helpful, for those who can manage it. I'm not one of them, unfortunately. If I put aside an idea, it tends to stay put for a long time! :P

So I just blog whenever I can. Means less regular and less frequent posts though.

As a reader, I'd love to have the bloggers whom I read post more, so this method is great! Hehe...

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Precious Pea said...

I agree with you. I find blogging very time consuming now, especially when there are so many pictures to put up. I started drafting it in my folder too but most didn't make it to the 'published' button cos either it was way too backdated or i totally forgotten about it.

Noob Cook said...

You are much more productive and methodical than me ... I'm too haphazard in my organization :P I love this fusion ramen dish, the sauce sounds delicious :)

Christina Kim said...

YEAY...shrimps....shrimps...shrimps...I like them!:D

tigerfish said...

I've just had prawns with soba today as well :)

Love your addition of sesame to the noodles...or rather salad.

SIG said...

Another noodle dish. Yummers. We love noodles too.

LianneK said...

ahhh, this looks yummy and balance :-) something that can be put together even if its for 1 person eating. I love such recipes. hehee

Unknown said...

loving the idea of a ramen salad...and i never keep drafts in blogger account...cos i'll definitely lose track...i just keep pictures in a folder in my laptop in chronological order...and i wrote whatever inspiration that hit an old fashioned pen and paper notebook hehe

Unknown said...

lovely dish... a meal in itself... a pre-marital session with your pastor is definitely an added plus to your upcoming marriage... cheers to both of you... :)

The Blonde Duck said...

If I could only eat shrimp!

Little Inbox said...

This ramen salad looks tempting! I practise the same way, so that I can relax and write some post during working hours. :P

Ruth Daniels said...

The salad looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights...and try to find some time to relax.

Jin Hooi said...

Lovely dish !! I always have my diary with me so i can write whenever i want or free ;-) And hey, find some time to relax , don't stress up urself ;-)

Jude said...

Sesame seed studded shrimp seems scrumptious (alliteration intended)

Good to hear that married life is treating you well :)

daphne said...

Kenny- hehe. a hint for me to blog more often I think?

precious pea- oo. yeah, I need to be careful with that as well.

noobcook-haha. I think being organise is the way I cope. =)

christy- me too!

tigerfish- thanks dear. Sesame is such a nice ingredient.


lianne- exactly right!

mocha-woah! I kinda forgot about the old school way too.

mikky- awww.thanks!

blonde duck-oh? are u allergic to shrimps? What a pity!

little inbox- i wish i can too! =) I'm sure I can work something out soon.

ruth and jin hooi- Thanks!!

jude- haha. cheers jude! And we are not married yet.. just engaged, =)

T said...

Will try out this recipe.

I used to prepare angel hair with japanese cucumber salad. See if prawns will match with the japanese mayo. :)

Aimei said...

This looks good! :)

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