Since it's Hari Raya, perhaps a festive dish like a grill prawns skewers served with a sambal containing Zespri® Green Kiwifruit would be deem special enough to serve to guests. I've used lemongrass stalk as a skewer and it's not as easy to thread the prawns through as some of the lemongrass stalks are kinda thick. If you can find skinny lemongrass stalks, it would be so much better. Otherwise, do consider using bamboo skewers or like myself after patience ran out :p simply pan fry the prawns and kiwifruits. The sambal is kinda of Minang style which calls for either red or green chillies but I've used both! I feel some bird chillies would add some kick but since BoiBoi is eating together I did not use any.
Zespri® Kiwifruit Sambal Lada
2 red chillies, sliced
2 green chillies, sliced
2 - 4 bird chillies, sliced (optional)
2 cloves garlic, sliced
5 shallots (50 g), sliced
1 cm piece belacan (shrimp paste), toasted
1 Zespri® Green Kiwifruit, diced
1 large tomato, diced
Salt and sugar to taste
1 Tbsp oil
Pound (A) into a rough paste or like me pressing for time, just used a mini chopper :p Seriously I would have preferred a pounded paste texture.
Heat oil in a wok and add in the pounded paste. Fry till fragrant and till the chillies smelt cooked. Add in tomato and kiwifruits. Saute until oil surfaces. Season with salt and sugar.
Serve this with an ulam platter, fried fish, fried mee hoon (hehe yes I did that) and in this case, with prawns skewers.
Prawn & Zespri® Green Kiwifruit Lemongrass Skewers
400 g medium or large prawns
2 Zespri® Green Kiwifruit, sliced into thick chunks
Skinny lemongrass stalks (number depends on how big are your prawns)
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt & grounded black pepper
Marinade prawns with salt and black pepper. Thread prawns and kiwifruit chunks alternately on a lemongrass stalk. You can cook it on a BBQ, grill pan or even frying pan. No sweat on that. Just drizzle with some oil before cooking. Be careful though is you're using a frying pan as the prawns and kiwifruits might not be level, so cooking on certain parts may take longer. Keep checking. Prawns will turn pink when cooked. Serve with Zespri® Kiwifruit Sambal Lada.