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Monday, December 10, 2012

Garlic Chili Prawn Sandwich with Avocado Cream

Garlic Chili Prawn Sandwich with Avocado Cream
Garlic Chili Prawn Sandwich with Avocado Cream

As December comes charging ahead, there are things to be considered. I may try to ignore them but someone (or an email) will always remind me. Do we get a big tree this year, or make do with something on the bookshelf? (What will mother say?) The butcher dutifully prompted an on-time order of turkey, gammon or should I fancy, a leg of lamb, to avoid disappointment. Then there are presents. And that boozy cake everyone seems to endear themselves towards this time of the year.

Garlic Chili Prawn Sandwich with Avocado Cream

Garlic Chili Prawn Sandwich with Avocado Cream

But really, I just want to make a sandwich, with avocado, prawns and chilies - nothing to shout "December!" except for some red and green. Or cook a regular, deceptively boring chicken. And keep my dainty glass ornaments where they are now - in their boxes. Get a wooden tree from my favorite Japanese shop. Mother wouldn't mind, she'll probably cook the chicken herself, and then some.

Garlic Chili Prawn Sandwich with Avocado Cream

We shall see where the rest of the month brings us. After all, the most important thing is to follow our hearts.

Garlic Chili Prawn Sandwich with Avocado Cream

Recipe adapted from Donna Hay's Magazine Issue 65
Yields 4 open face sandwiches

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 large prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced thinly
  • 2 teaspoons red chili flakes
  • 2 ciabatta rolls, halved and toasted
  • salted butter for spreading
  • 2 small portions pea shoots, to serve
  • some alfalfa sprouts, to serve
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

To make the avocado cream, place the avocado, lime juice, some salt and pepper into a food processor and process until smooth. Set aside. (Unused portions can be refrigerated.)

Heat oil in a large pan over high heat. Add prawns and cook for about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and chili flakes and cook for 30-60 seconds or until prawns are cooked through. Spread warm rolls with some butter, top with avocado cream. Add on some pea shoots, lay over 3 prawns on each sandwich, and top with alfalfa sprouts to serve.

8 Comments on Garlic Chili Prawn Sandwich with Avocado Cream


Posted by Anonymous Anonymous, at Dec 10, 2012, 2:18:00 PM  

This looks like the kind of sandwich I eat at least once a week and utterly delicious. Beautiful photos too.

Posted by Anonymous thelittleloaf, at Dec 10, 2012, 9:17:00 PM  

Hi, first time commenting on your blog...they are beautiful! I love your photos and vibrant colours. This looks delicious!!!!

Posted by Blogger Cilantro, at Dec 10, 2012, 11:53:00 PM  

This sandwich looks delicious. Prawn with avocado cream, what a pair :-)

Posted by Anonymous Alexandra, at Dec 11, 2012, 4:03:00 AM  

Have been thinking of this every since I saw it on insta! Lovely

Posted by Anonymous Kulsum@journeykitchen, at Dec 11, 2012, 6:53:00 PM  

Hi, i would really like to try many of your recipes! They look great! may I know the measurement in ml or gram for tablespoon, teaspoon and cups in your recipes? Thank you!! -Lih-

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous, at Dec 12, 2012, 5:44:00 AM  

Lih: In terms of spoons, you can google for the equivalent measurements in ml, however in weight it defers from ingredient to ingredient. Similarly to weight. Sorry, I don't weigh most of my cooking recipes.

Posted by Blogger PickYin, at Mar 5, 2013, 2:06:00 PM  

Hello Pickyin, I am wondering if you have missed an ingredient in making avocado cream. Yoghurt or sour cream?

Posted by Blogger wishfulsweetness, at Apr 6, 2014, 2:17:00 PM  

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