Matt’s birthday ended with a bang (or as Andy would say a BOOM). We had a potluck style meal. The dish I made came from Quick and Easy’s Stir-Fry Cookbook. Backstory on the cookbook – I actually bought this cookbook for Matt on our first Easter together. I also bought a wok and filled it with all sorts of veggies – making it look like an Easter basket.[hr] [row_fluid][span4]
[/span4][span8] The recipe tagged was for Thai-style Fish with Prawns. So that means I served NO meat on Matt’s birthday – CRAZY! To make it I heated oil in a large skillet (if you have a wok you can use that but sadly the one I gave Matt for Easter all those years ago is no longer with us). Then I added crushed garlic cloves, chopped ginger, chopped shallots and chopped lemongrass. That cooked for about a minute and I mixed in chile powder. Then I added strips of a firm whitefish fillet. At Mediterranean Seafood they recommended that I use monkfish (poor man’s lobster). That cooked for a few minutes and I added coconut milk, salt, fish sauce and lime juice.
[/span8][/row_fluid] [hr] [row_fluid][span4] [/span4][span8] That cooked for a few minutes and added shrimp which I had cut in half lengthwise, and once those were done (pink and curling) the dish was done. I added chopped cilantro to the top and dinner was served! The dish is meant to be served with rice so Jamie and Tash brought that. Al made my favorite salad – fattoush – and I am in the works of having Al do a blog bomb with his fattoush recipe! Paul and Ariane brought sausage, chicken and coleslaw. Sean and Andrea brought a salad which didn’t make it for the photo. Ivan brought a key lime pie and wine also not pictured. Andy and Robin brought wine (yum)!
[/span8][/row_fluid] [hr] [row_fluid][span4] [/span4][span8] Verdict: Everything was really really tasty. Ivan seemed to especially like the stir-fry, or at least he kept saying how much he liked it! But this was another quick recipe to cook, which I really like! If you want to try this dish out you can grab the recipe here.
And one final photo of the night…