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Prawn & Glass Noodle Salad

Prawn & Glass noodle salad

Recipe by Ivonne Nathan of forchefs

• 300g cooked prawns shell removed
• 200g rice vermicelli noodles
• ½ punnet cherry tomatoes cut into halves
• 1 small cucumber, deseeded and sliced
• 1 small red chilli deseeded and finely sliced
• 1/3 cup each of mint, coriander & Thai basil
• 2 tbsp salted peanuts roughly chopped

• 2 tbsp each of lime juice, sesame oil, fish sauce & sweet chilli sauce
• Caster sugar to taste

– Cover noodles with boiling water until softened.
– Meanwhile prepare salad ingredients
– Whisk dressing ingredients together
– Drain noodles and toss all ingredients together except peanuts. Put into serving bowl and sprinkle with nuts

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Tempura Prawns & Snow Pea Sprout Salad

Recipe by Brendon and Gerard from the Fish Shack


  • 1 kg local prawns, peeled with tail on
  • 2 egg whites
  • 200-250 grams fine rice flour
  • 150-200ml soda water
  • Oil for shallow frying
  • Salt to taste


  • 1 red onion sliced finely
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes halved
  • 200g mixed leaf salad
  • 100g snow pea sprouts
  • 100g bean shoots
  • 30g fried shallots for garnish


  • ½ lime, juice and zest
  • 1 tbs white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 3 tbs olive oil


– To prepare the tempura batter, place egg whites in a bowl and whisk with an electric whisk until soft peaks form. Add 100mls of soda water, and then slowly add 150 grams of rice flour, beating as you go.
– Mix all salad items and add dressing to taste.
– Heat enough oil to shallow fry in a fry pan on medium heat. Lightly coat prawns in the remaining rice flour (this will help the tempura batter to stick when cooking). Carefully place prawns into the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes until crisp.
– Remove from oil and drain on paper towel. Toss in a little salt and serve on the prepared salad. Garnish with fried shallots.

Seafood Basket

Recipe by Brendon and Gerard from the Fish Shack


  • 180-200 g of fresh white fish (skin on or off bone out)
  • 1 whole soft shell crab (cleaned and cut into 4 pieces)
  • 1 whole Squid tube (clean and cut for tenderisation)
  • 2-4 local prawns (clean and de vain prawns)

Crumb mix:

  • Corse crumbs, lemon zest, parsley , salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg and 200 ml milk (egg wash)
  • 50g plain flour (dust fish) before crumbing

Beer batter:

  • 250ml beer of choice
  • 100ml Soda water
  • 1 egg white
  • Add plain flour till you have the right consistence for battering.

Seafood spice mix:

Cardamom pods, star anise, cinnamon, caraway seed, clove, peppers and dry chilli, sweet paprika and sea salts. (ground and mixed for seasoning cooked seafood’s). Amounts depend on age and stage of herbs and spice Eg: fresh or dried.


– Cleaned seafood is dusted in flours before dipped in batters, pre crumbed seafood ready, dust squid in rice flour before cooking in oil at 190°C.
– When cooking starting with fish and prawns first as it needs more time to cook, after 2min adding crab and squid and cooking for 2 more min.
– Remove from oil and place on paper before serving.