Sesame prawn salad

April 5, 2008

Blogging is becoming more intense and is overpowering me and I just feel I cannot concentrate on other things except for cooking more and more and sharing it with all of you my online friends. When my local friends buzz me I have been putting them off by saying please I am busy, catch u later, ha ha. Such has become my addiction to the net and to food blogging.

After Rohan goes to school I do have a lot of house chores to be finished but things are now taking a set back and I just feel like sitting in front of laptops and keep browsing blog sites . It is an amazing world & it sort of feels like entering into Narnia. I feel so relaxed and calm with this new found friend.

Today I had put my foot down to structure my routine and try to balance myself better. I hope to be successful in my new attempt at balancing my addiction and house chores.

Since we are a having long weakened break in china and my hubby is traveling so I have nothing much planned except taking Rohan for his extra curricular activities .I wanted to have some nice salad. I checked my freezer section and what do I see!!! Wow prawns. I always love them and I had bag of mixed greens.

Long time back in a Sichuan restaurant I had a wonderful salad with a slightly different dressing. The first time I could only figure out the sesame oil in it rest I figured out with our subsequent visits. I asked the chef but he was reluctant to share the secret ingredients.

Well now I have discovered what goes to make this wonderful dressing with a little brainstorming and experimenting. That I have been making regularly.

I love the nutty flavor in sesame oil and a mixed with a little fresh orange juice and spicy soy sauce renders the salad a wonderful flavor…


Prawns 10 to 12 shelled and de veined
I bag of mixed greens( approx 200grms)
1-Red pepper sliced
1- yellow pepper sliced
1 tsp- Garlic mince
ยฝ cup Cherry tomatoes
1 โ€“Orange Segmented
1 tsp- Sesame oil

Ingredients for the dressing

Roasted sesame seeds- 1tblsp
Sesame oil-1tbslp
Soya sauce-1tbslp
Chili flakes- 1/2 tsp
Fresh orange juice-1/4 cup
Fresh lemon juice-1tbslp
Brown sugar-2 tsp

Heat oil in a pan. Sautรฉ garlic and prawns till done. Season it with salt.
Arrange a bowl for the salad. Add cooked prawns and drizzle the dressing. Voila you have a really interesting twists to the Salad.

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  • Reply Anonymous April 5, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    The salad looks superrbbb!!!and colorful too…nice job shivani

  • Reply Cham April 5, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    The shrimp salad in asian style looks yummy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Dhivya April 6, 2008 at 2:16 am

    wow!yummy salad:))just love these

  • Reply meeso April 6, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    The salad looks delicious! Blogging can become quite addicting and it is hard to balance everything else out…I use to spend so much time searching for recipes to try and planning dishes and posting, then I figured out how to manage my time and everything I wanted to do better…but still sometimes I spend more time than I should online ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you will visit again ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Saswati April 7, 2008 at 5:26 am

    The prawn salad looks very welcoming and colourful Shibani…prawns are my favourite:)

  • Reply Pearlsofeast April 7, 2008 at 7:42 am

    Thank Cham, Dhivya, Messo and Saswati for the wonderful comments.

  • Reply Happy cook April 7, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    I love prawns. This salade looks delicious

  • Reply deepali April 9, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    The salad looks so colorful and tempting. Salad and tempting ๐Ÿ™‚ ya it sure does. I will surely try it on a day i feel bloated.(which is almost every other day)

  • Reply Kevin April 11, 2008 at 12:45 am

    This salad looks nice an fresh and it sounds really tasty!

  • Reply Michelle June 25, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Aaahhh, I’m glad I’m not the only one who struggles to juggle blogging with everything else. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lovely salad by the way. Thanks for participating in SnackShots and don’t forget to check out the roundup soon!

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