Thursday, September 20, 2012

Don't mess with granny

While organizing my files in my hard disk last weekend, I came across this video clip called “Granny’s airbag”.



I could not help but laugh out loud watching it again. Not only was the video hilarious, it reminded me of an incident where my Quay Lo hit the car bonnet of a guy’s car when he sped up on him instead of stopping while we were crossing the road. At that moment we were furious but now the drama seemed so funny to me. I showed my Quay Lo the video clip and he too laughed when he saw how fierce that granny was.  He thought it was acted out and staged but then even if it was, I still find it plausible. We chatted for a long time about how people could turn into devils the moment they go behind their wheels. We both agreed that drivers in Malaysia are more aggressive compared to many countries. Pedestrians need to be very careful when they cross the road. 

We enjoyed our chat so much and did not realised it was past our usual dinner time already. Die!, I forgot to plan for dinner. 

When I walked into the kitchen, I saw the bowl of Zespri kiwi fruits sitting on the table. An idea of making kiwi salsa came to to mind. I got dinner ready in less than an hour. This dish was refreshing, delicious and visually appealing. The combination of grilled pancetta wrapped prawns, avocado and kiwi salsa was superb and I love the colors in the dish. There you go, here is the recipe. 

Pancetta wrapped prawns with Kiwi salsa and avocado


Sorry for the poor quality of the photos, they were all taken by my iPhone, 
no time to set up my camera, it was late and we were both hungry. LOL!




for 1 serving


Ingredients:
3 to 5 prawns, clean, deveined with the tail on
4 or 5 pieces of sliced avocado
½  lemon, juiced
zest from 1 lemon
1 tomato, seeded and chopped
1/2 small red onion chopped
½ sweet red chili, chopped
½ sweet orange chili, chopped
¼ cup chopped cucumber
¼ cup chopped parsley
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 green Zespri kiwi, peeled and diced
1 golden Zespri kiwi, peeled and quartered
¼ cup feta cheese
salt, sugar, ground black pepper to taste
4 - 5 pcs thinly sliced pancetta

Method:
In a medium bowl, combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, chilis, cucumber, onion, parsley and diced green Zespri Kiwi, salt, sugar, ground black pepper and extra virgin oil. Put salsa in the fridge. Season prawn in ¼ tsp sugar. Make sure prawn is dried before being wrapped with pancetta. Spray some butter on the grill pan and grill prawns till pancetta looks crispy, about 2 mins per side. Remove salsa from the fridge and transfer to the serving plate with a slotted spoon. Top salsa with grilled prawns, sliced avocado and quartered golden Zespri kiwi and serve with freshly baked baguette and corn chips.

Note:


Zespri had given me some cute bookmarks and keychains to give away to Malaysians. If you are a Malaysian and you are a follower either on my facebook page, my twitter or here, you may leave a comment to indicate your interest for either the keychain or the bookmark. I will contact you later to get your address. I have 10 keychains and 10 bookmarks and it will be on first come first served basis. 


47 comments:

  1. Kiwi is just too good to mix in everything.

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    1. Yan, it is. Good to know we can use them in cooking.

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  2. Oooo...so cute, those kiwi fruit souvenirs. The fruits are expensive here and not always available. Sure would like to try putting them in my salad one day...

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  3. Quay Po, the pancetta wrapped prawns and kiwi salsa avocado is so beautifully done and presented. I would love to make that for my dinner one of these days. If I am not too late, I would love to have the bookmark :)

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    1. Thanks Phong Hong. Will contact you soon for your address.

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  4. Delicious! Just drooling looking at the prawn and the golden kiwi (which is my favourite)! Me..me...me....I don't mind to have the Kiwi bookmark because I usually use "Post It" as my bookmark. But it is ok if I have queue to the last line.... :-)

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    1. Thanks Mel. I will see if I still have your address, if not I will be in touch soon.

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  5. looks delish..will try this soon :-) ...will love the keychain that is so cute

    Susan

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    1. Thanks Sue, will get in touch for your address soon.

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  6. Hi Veron, the pancetta is it bacon? I would love to have the bookmark pls..

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    1. Both pancetta and bacon are made from pork bellies. The difference lies in the way they were prepared and cured. To make pancetta, the pork belly was seasoned with salt and lots of pepper and then curled into a tight roll and wrapped in shape and cured. Bacon on the other hand, the pork belly was brined and then smoked. I will get in touch soon for your address.

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  7. Drool...I love this healthy meal when I spotted avocado!

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  8. Hi Veronica!
    Oh that video is so funny. I can just imagine Marion reacting the same way, lol...

    For a meal you "whipped" up in less than an hour, it sure looks delicious. I love the combination of flavors and textures. Oh so good I'm sure.

    Thank you so much for sharing and starting my morning with a good hearty chuckle:)

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    1. Louise, it is always good to see you here. Thanks for dropping by.

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  9. oh yum! i love this dish for sure!
    the granny is so cute :)

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  10. Dear Veronica,

    Sawleng (treasure memories) here. I love both the Zespri souvenirs. Can I have either one? I work in PJ area and if you are free, can I buy you lunch? Would love to meet you in person.

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    1. Saw Leng, will bring the Zespri souvenirs with me when I see you for lunch next week.

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  11. The kiwi is truly a very healthy and versatile fruit, wouldn't mind either as they r both so cute

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    1. Sure, I will be in touch for your address.

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  12. I've never seen kiwi and shrimp together... that must be really interesting! Looks beautiful!

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    1. Thanks dear. I must say you have to try this, it is very delicious.

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    1. Minus the prawn and pancetta, it is. hehe

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  14. Quah Po, many years ago, William & I went back to Malaysia for holidays, we were opposite to KLCC, waiting for our turn to walk across the road, so when we saw the pedestrian sign was flashing green, we made the move & nearly got knock down by a car who drove pass us without stopping! We were in shock, 1 more step then die lah, so the car moved on with high speed & William was yelling on the driver. From a distance, that car stop on the road side, I was so scare at that time, what if that bloody driver reverse back & came to hit him? Aiyoh, where got this type of people, it's their fault in the 1st place mah! In Australia, we always give way to the pedestrians. Oh, b4 I go, I must say that I love the idea of eating prawns that are wrapped with pancetta!

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    1. Jessie, I completely understand. When I have overseas visitors and when we out and about, I will always remind them to be careful crossing the road and also to be mindful of the bags and belongings.

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  15. Nice salsa with prawn and kiwi. Healthy with high Vitamin C dish.

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    1. Kiwi is very high in vitamin and it will be a more healthy dish without the prawns and pancetta. However, this dish a a real treat:D

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  16. sweet and savoury again! Tangy from the kiwi, spicy and the prawns!! yum!

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    1. I love sweet and savory dishes. It has that umami effect on me.

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  17. Dear Quay Po, That video made me laugh too! Thank you for sharing...its good to laugh. I love the flavors in this dish...I'm sure it was just delicious. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings, Catherine xo

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    1. Hi Catherine, thanks for dropping by. Glad the video makes you laugh. I agree, laughter is good. You to have a great week ahead. XOXO

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  18. This is really mouthwatering... to be honest i havent eaten kiwi in my entire life... :(

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  19. This dish is simply beautiful and so delicious looking! I love kiwi…must give this a try!

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    1. If you love kiwi, you will sure love this dish:D

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  20. The colour combination of your dish are great, very sharp pictures with good light.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  21. Your photos are great! Very nice colour combination! Lovely!

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  22. I think I am too Chinese, if I will eat this salsa for my dinner, sure I need to continue to take supper later, no rice tak boleh, hahaha ..anyway , your salsa does sound appetizing and refreshing .

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    1. Sonia, you can eat this with rice lah. Me also, I am also a "farn tung" hehe

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  23. I love the video too...looking very fresh and yummy your dish, I am big fan of avocado too...have a lovely new week!

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    1. Thanks Jana. Welcome to my blog. Hope to see around often.

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  24. Gran plato maravilloso esta receta me encanta es una delicia,abrazos y abrazos

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