Sunday, January 02, 2011

Recipe: Prawn Cakes

I found this recipe in an old cookbook from my Figure Competition days - I tried it out tonight with a few minor revsions, and it turned out GREAT! My picky hubby even asked for seconds :) That makes it a keeper in my book!

These are kind of like a healthy non-fried, non-breaded version of Crab Cakes.

I also made roasted garlic for the very first time tonight (Yay Me!), and made some sauteed spinach w/ caramalized onion and roasted garlic - This was the perfect compliment to the Prawn Cakes!

Prawn Cakes - From Gourmet Nutrition: The Cookbook for the Fit Food Lover by Dr. John M. Berardi, Michael Williams, & Kristna Andres (with minor revisions by your's truly)


12 oz Raw & Peeled Chilled Prawn (I used HEB Wild Gulf Shrimp - Frozen, but thawed them)
1 T Olive Oil
1/4 cup Leeks, sliced
1/2 cups Mushrooms, sliced
2 Tb Coconut Milk
2 Whites
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
Handfull of Fresh Cilantro, choped
Sea Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Dry any moisture from the prawns with a paper towel and return to fridge.

Saute Leeks & Mushrooms in 1 tsp of olive oil until leeks are lightly browned.

Remove mixture from pan and completely chill in fridge.

Add All ingredients, including the raw prawns, to a food processor and puree until combined but not smooth.

Preheat oven to 350. Preheat a cast iron skillet on medium heat w/ remaining olive oil.

Scoop heaping tablespoons of the mixture into your hands and form into round cakes approximately 2 inch diameter by 3/4 inch thick.

Add to Pan, leaving a little room in between each cake.

Sautee until lightly browned, flip and then brown the other side (2-3 mintues per side).

Transfer to a baking sheet and place in the oven.

Bake until cooked through (8-10 Minutes).


Caro-LINE said...

Hey Christie, I found a link to your blog on the Whole9 site, great posts! Im a trainer at CF Waco and have completed my first Whole30 last October. IT WAS AWESOME.
I was wondering how your Whole30 is scratched out and you changed it to Whole102?? Im not doing the Whole102 but ill be doing Whole40 (up to my bday in Feb) then of course Im sure ill continue and get back on track!
Thanks and I enjoy looking at your blog!

Christie said...

Hey Caro-LINE :)

I edited the banner that was provided (in Photoshop), and then saved it on my picture hosting site and edited the html in the code that they provided to link to it. Of course, I checked w/ Melissa before using it, because I didn't want to edit their "creation" without their prior approval :)

Congratulations on your Whole40 - I'd love to hear how it goes!