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JUDGING WINES IN CONJUCTION WITH APPROPRIATE FOOD

The Semi Sweet White Wines
were judged with PRAWN CAKES

 
As presented by Celebrity Chef MICHAEL MANNERS

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

500g Prawns, shelled and deveined
3 tsp Thai Red Curry paste
2 Eggs lightly beaten
3 tsp Fish Sauce
cup Corn Flour

For Curry Paste
cup chopped Onions
8 Garlic Cloves
10 red Chilies
4 thin slices Galangal
2 tsp sliced Lemon Grass
1tsp chopped Coriander
tsp Cumin
1 tsp Shrimp Paste
1 tsp Salt
3 tsp Peanut Oil

For Cucumber Salad
500g Lebanese Cucumber
6 Garlic Cloves
3 Green Thai Chilies, chopped
6 tsp Tamarind Juice (1tsp Tamarind Paste to cup Hot Water)
cup Fish Sauce
2 tsp Sugar
6 Cherry Tomatoes, cut into quarters

METHOD

  1. To make the red Curry Paste, combine all ingredients in a blender except for the Oil.
  2. Process until smooth.
  3. Heat Oil in a small pan and slowly fry the Paste until fragrant.
  4. Remove from the heat and store Paste in a jar. Set aside until ready to use.
  5. Blend the Prawns, 3 tsp of Thai red curry Paste, the 2 beaten Eggs, Fish Sauce and Corn Flour in a Food Processor.
  6. Divide the mixture into small patties (5cms diameter) - It should make approx.. 24 Patties.
  7. Deep fry until puffed and golden.
  8. Peel and seed the Cucumbers. Slice and cut into matchstick size pieces.
  9. Toss the Cucumber Matchsticks with the chopped green Thai Chilies, the Tamarind Juice and the sugar.

TO SERVE

  1. Place 3 or 4 Prawn cakes onto each plate.
  2. Arrange the Cucumber Salad on the side topped with the Cherry Tomatoes.

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