It's blog party at Dispensing Happiness today... and the theme is "Tiki Party". For much that I tried, I could not find my Polynesian outfit, but the reality is that I am doing you a favour be remaining fully clothed, anyway. Christmas indulgence is to blame.
The theme Stephanie chose is perfect, as I've been wanting to reveal some more recipes of our finger food extravaganza anyway. This is another one inspired by "Asian Bites": grilled king prawns, shredded and seasoned Asian style (think fish sauce, brown sugar, lemongrass), a bit of a kick with some chopped chilli and spring onions, then served on a lettuce leaf which takes the edge off a bit.
Incredibly easy to make, incredibly forgiving as it will taste even better made a day ahead and just needs to be spooned onto some washed and dried gem lettuce leaves. Nothing easier than that!
For people who're unfamiliar with blog party, I was supposed to bring along a drink, too. May I suggest a wonderful tamarind margarita, as enjoyed recently at Wahaca, a restaurant in London which serves Mexican street food. Combine two units of Tequila with one unit each of triple sec, tamarind concentrate and lime juice, shake with ice cubes and pour into a tumbler with a salt rim. Heaven. So much so that the only picture I could muster was incredibly blurry (ah, yes, I'll admit I had more than one!!!) This cocktail will become a staple in my house, though, wo I shall add a photo as and when.
Happy Blog Party, everyone!