Chilli Prawn Zasta

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We have a dish in my house that just solves problems. Feeling tired? Prawn pasta. Feeling cranky? Prawn pasta? Feeling so hungry you could eat the jocks of a plump man who has just done 100 squat-thrusts? Prawn fucking pasta. But it came at a cost: that fucker was full of butter, wheat pasta, and cream. Holy shit. I could not give up on its other healing powers, though. So I got in that kitchen with determination, and turned that unhealthy son-of-a-bitch into a healthy, hearty, warming meal that leaves you with zero guilt. No bloody worries, mates. Oh, and P.S. Zasta is ‘zucchini pasta’. Feel free to applaud my cleverness. I did.


Ingredients: (serves 2 small eaters or 1 greedy-guts)

-150g raw prawns (get shelled ones – don’t be silly)

– 3 tablespoons coconut cream

– 1 tablespoon lemon juice

– 2 cloves of garlic, minced (or 2 tsp of the already crushed stuff)

– handful of chopped flat-leaf parsley

– 1 birdseye chilli, finely chopped

– 1 tsp coconut oil (or whatever but it’s bloody tasty)

For the Zasta:

– 2 zucchinis. These scallywags need to be cut into pasta-like strips. You can do this with a julienne peeler; or with a knife and fucking patience; or a fancy spiralizer. If you’re confused, google ‘zucchini pasta’

– 2 tsps coconut oil (or butter)


How to solve your problems:

– get one frypan heating up over a medium heat and pop the oil in

– when that’s ready, throw in the garlic and let it have a little sizzle

– bang your prawns in and give them a good flick around, they’ll get all coated in the garlic, yessssssssssssssss

– now get your chilli in on the action and stir that too. Let that all mingle for a couple of minutes

– when the prawns have just turned opaque, add in the parsley and the coconut cream

– while the prawns are bubbling away for a couple of minutes, get another frypan heating up to make your zasta. Get the oil in there and when it’s hot, throw in those zucchini strips and sauté for a minute or two (you want it so that it resembles cooked spaghetti) so use your judgement and get it out and into a bowl as soon as it’s done

– back to our prawns. These little bastards cook pretty quickly so they’ll be ready by now. Add in your lemon juice. Have a taste. Does it need more lemon juice? Any salt? If so, bang it in. You want your tastebuds to exclaim “Jesus, dude, you have got it going on tonight”

– that’s it. Get your prawns on top of your zasta and make sure you get some of that creamy sauce on there. Levels of wetness matter

– love it


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This one excites me, people. It’s revo-fuckin-lutionary in my house.

Shannon x


mini quiches

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These friendly little chaps are great for toddlers.

And they’re great for the provider of food, because they are easy, nutritious (although they admittedly contain unhealthy pastry… but you have to have some vices) and you can throw random ingredients in no worries. Plus, they can be shared. My tiny human loves to eat the same dish as his captors.


Ingredients:

– one sheet of puff pastry (the shit you buy in the freezer section of the supermarket)

– two eggs, lightly beaten

– one to two tablespoons of grated cheese (depending on how you enjoy the cheese factor)

– grated vegetables (eg. carrots, onions, pumpkin, sweet potato, eggplant) or small cuties like peas and corn

– if you’re feeling generous, cut up some cooked meat like lamb, chicken, salmon, bacon…


The process:

– preheat the oven to 180 and grease a mini tart/muffin tin with butter or olive oil

– when the pastry is soft, cut it into 16 squares and line the bottom of each little hole (your tin will probably only accommodate 12 squares)

– mix up the egg, cheese and whatever ingredients you chose and spoon into each pastry square

– cook for 10-13 minutes, so they’re golden and lovely

– share with humans, large and small

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 Thanks to my Mum for this recipe inspiration!

Shannon x

P.S This is a photo of the weird little tin I use – I don’t know what it’s called.

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smooshed avocado on toast with trout

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Well. Maybe you’re a toddler, maybe you’re not.

Either way, this breakfast does things.

Serves one human.


 Ingredients:

– quarter of an avocado, smooshed

– one piece of good quality wholemeal bread, toasted

– half to one fillet of smoked rainbow trout

– a squeeze of lemon

– salt and pepper if you are a grown human or discerning tot


 How to make it happen:

It’s obvious.

However, if this is for a toddler, please carefully check the fillet of trout for bones, small and large, and get them the hell out of there. And cut the toast into pieces fit for tiny hands.


 Enjoy, Shannon x