A little wine…

Yes, we still have A LOT of leftovers in the fridge – chicken curry, satay beef, masak hitam beef and kacang ma chicken and that day, I was feeling like I have had enough of all those rich foods and was thinking of having something mild and not so heavy.

Well, I still had some of the giant udang galah (freshwater prawns) in the freezer so I took out one of the smaller plastic containers to defrost and cook. There were not all that many, 9-10, perhaps, just enough for one meal.

I marinated them with a tablespoon of sesame oil and quite a bit of our traditional Foochow red wine…

Prawns

…and then I added some garlic and the spring onions from my garden, finely chopped and a lot of ginger, julienned and topped it all with the Chinese celery also from my garden…

Ready

After getting it all ready, I put it in the steamer and steamed the dish for some 15-20 minutes…

Steamed

Yes, it was nice enough – it probably could do with a little more wine and I’ve seen drunken prawns served at the restaurants with egg white all over it. I was not all that keen to do the same as only the whites would be used – I had to find some other thing to do with the yolks.

That sure was a welcome change and everyone enjoyed it…

Served

Now what shall I do with the rest of the prawns in the freezer? I guess I can just keep them. They would be as good as new if I do not take them out or there is no prolonged blackout in our town, a regular problem at my girl’s school in the jungle with the electricity  supply from the ancient & cranky diesel-run generators, touch wood!!!