On one of those very few times when I dashed to the neighbourhood shops to grab all I could, I bought some pasta, San Remo but they did not have spaghetti nor angel hair so I had to be happy with the spirals and elbows. I also bought those Prego bottled pasta sauces and needless to say, my girl was delighted when I got home and she spotted them among the things I had bought – she loves these things a lot!

Well, last Friday was Good Friday, a day of fasting and abstinence for us and we only had a decent meal come dinnertime that evening. My missus took the spirals to cook but she did not use any of the sauces I bought. Instead, she cooked it aglio olio, with garlic and olive oil and tomatoes with a sprinkling of chili flakes and a few of the huge prawns that I bought from the fruit and food shop near my house

Tiger prawns, frozen

If I am not wrong, those were tiger prawns, “imported” frozen in ice from Sabah and of course, the ones that size would not come cheap.

I bought a pack, 4A size but I did not check the price – I just grabbed everything, paid the total and ran. In the past, when I bought these, they were around RM45-50 a pack. That day, there were 12 altogether so that would work out to RM2.00 each.

No, they did not come cheap but it sure was worth it considering the size and especially when my girl kept praising how firm, succulent, sweet and juicy they were. They were indeed very fresh and very nice, value for money.

We certainly enjoyed our simple dinner…

Aglio olio spirals with prawns

…that night for the breaking of fast, after having faithfully observed our duty of fasting and abstinence all throughout the holy day.

Incidentally, I’ve bought more of those prawns and one whole Chinese cabbage. Maybe I can try out this recipe that my blogger-friend, Sean, shared yesterday one of these days.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

9 thoughts on “Size…”

  1. You call that simple dinner? . With two huge prawns, I would call it luxurious dinner.

    Muahahahahaha!!! Only that mah, just one dish of pasta, nothing else…with the prawns.

  2. Wow, that is a scrumptious dinner!! It has been a long while since I last ate big prawns. Now simple dinner all the way!

    Still half a pack left from the one that day and I stocked up on two more packs – must eat slowly, stretch for as long as possible. Dunno when this thing is going to end. Sighhhh!!!!

  3. sabah prawns, should be good! seeing how everyone praises sabah’s seafood as being the best in malaysia. this looks delicious and i can understand why your daughter loved the dish! 🙂

    Yes, it was. We all enjoyed the dinner. Hopefully, I can try the sang har noodles in your post one of these days.

  4. Oh! Yum! Yum! I have packet of prawns in the freezer. Must cook them soon!

    I have TWO…and a half, still 6 more from this first pack, well-stocked. LOL!!!

  5. That looks so good. I love aglio olio. It has been a month since I last stepped foot outside. I don’t even know what the outside world looks like now. I don’t even think I remember how to drive anymore. Haha.

    Oh dear! Withdrawal symptoms seeping in! Go drive around the neighbourhood, no need to stop anywhere or go out, very safe – I do that once or twice a week.

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