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Prawn Satay recipe...

Here's the recipe for the Prawn satay as promised from Friday … Part of my ongoing homemade Chinese experiment! 

I LOVE satay.. and a chicken satay from my local Chinese is 18 (EIGHTEEN!!!) ProPoints… and a skewered chicken satay from the starter is 5 PP for ONE! so I had to do something… after many attempts this is the best I've come up with… don't forget to add your rice…  10g = 1 PP

First up you'll need prawns, you can use chicken or beef too… Most of the packs you buy all work out roughly 3 PP for about 12 prawns…  

Birds Eye 280gm pack = 5 PP 
Young's King Prawns 190gm pack = 3 PP 

Frozen 250g bag from Tescos = 3 PP for half the bag 

Get those in the hot wok with a few squirts of spray oil and lash in loads of veg… add some soy sauce, sweet chill sauce and a drop of red wine vinegar… Try a little lemon grass or Chinese five spice if that's your thing… I used red bell peppers, courgettes and red onions all finely chopped… but you can add any veg you like… mushrooms are lovely and will bulk it up too!  

The satay sauce works out at 2 PP and will serve 4

You'll need… 
2 tbsp smooth or crunchy peanut butter

2 tbsp creme fraiche 
(the recipe used coconut milk or evaporated milk but creme fraiche does the exact same job without the extra saturated fat!)

1 tsp canderel 
(I've found this to be optional… it you caramelize your onions it can be sweet enough) 

1 tsp sweet chilli sauce

1 small onion finely chopped

1 clove of garlic crushed 

2 tsp soy sauce

2 tsp lemon juice   

1/2 cup water


Combine the onion, garlic, sauces, sugar, lemon juice, peanut butter and water in a small saucepan then bring to the boil. Simmer the mixture for about 5 minutes continuously stirring or until the sauce thickens. Allow it to cool slightly then stir in creme fraiche. You can thin it down with a little more water and then add it to your stir fry. 

Et voila! 

6 PP of prawns and 2 PP of sauce makes a large portion of this for just 4 PP 
just add your rice…  

The lowest ready-made packet satay sauce is from AMOY…
6 PP for the full packet which serves two 
but its full of flavor so you will easily get 3 dinners out of it… 
I found it a little thick so I water it down… Most of the rest are ridiculously high! 



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