Ham roll with prawns

“Its sweetness and juiciness really whet your appetite”

So happy! Saw my recipe creation in a popular women’s magazine – Her World (under 10-minute reader recipe column), in Oct 07 issue! It has also brought me a $150 gift hamper for my recipe contribution! Yes..

A simple dish with prawn, meat (ham), vegetable and mushroom very much likeable by both hubby (who does not really eat vegetables) and child (who does not like mushroom other than button mushroom). Juicy, tasty and nutritous. You may also like one of those who do not take vegetables or mushroom, but with such combination, you will probably taste no veges or mushroom. The ham and prawn tastes are full enough to cover up the greens taste. A dish that satisfies your taste bud and nutrition needs. Just 15 min of preparation and frying time, and a delicious prawn dish will be served.

Calories intake About 350 kcal for 5 – 6 pcs. Frying with more oil will make the dish more fragrant and tastier, but ham absords oil pretty fast. So, I prefer pan frying it with lesser oil which will help you to keep your waistline.

I thought of grilling it in fact, but the ham itself has not much oil (unlike luncheon meat), plus all the ingredients used were not marinated or sauced ones. If do not even use a little bit of the oil to cook it, the taste will be too bland and dry, in this instance.

Check it out as you may wish to give a try in your dinner preparation tonight:

Ingredients:
10 tiger prawns (medium size), shelled
5 slices of picnic ham
10 stalks of asparagus
1 packet of needle mushrooms
1 carrot, julienned (i.e. sliced into 3” long strips)
1 red capsicum (red bell pepper), julienned
1 green capsicum (green bell pepper), juliened
1 cup of oil

Special Dipping Sauce: Japanese Sesame Sauce mixed with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. 

Method:
1. Blanch the asparagus and carrot strips. Set aside.

2. Slice the picnic ham again into 10 halves.

3. On a plate, place 1 prawn, 1 asparagus stalk, a few pieces of needles mushrooms, carrots and capsicum on a ham slice. Roll it up and hold it with a toothpick. Repeat the step.

4. Heat up a wok with oil, fry the rolls for 1 min or until the prawns are cooked. Arrange rolls on a plate with my dipping sauce by the side, or drizzle on the rolls. Serve with rice, or eat on its own as appetizer.

If you really do not like capsicum, nevermind, replace it with some other vegetables like baby corn, cucumber, onion, and etc. My main purpose to add these capsicums was to make rainbow colours to my dish and made it looks tempting. This also helps the children to eat something they would never touched, if you don’t lure them to eat it by making it this way. So, just try it and see!

By the way, remember to cut thin carrot strips so that it will be easily soften when cook, unless you prefer more crunchy texture.

Tips: Try not to add salt as the ham itself is salty enough. You may like to just add a little bit of soy sauce to marinate the prawn for 2 min, that should be good enough.