Maui Prawns With Papaya Salad

Loving Maui like I do, and sitting here looking at the rain, this will take me back  to my happy place and so will these prawns. Too yummy!


  • 3 tbsp. light salad oil
  • 20 prawns, peeled and cleaned
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. oyster sauce

Heat the oil in a frypan and add the prawns and cook until opaque and pink (about 3 minutes). Then add the shallot, garlic and ginger and cook for 2 minutes. Add the oyster sauce and stir to combine well. Remove from heat and set aside. Do not overcook or the prawns will become tough.

Salad Ingredients

  • 4 cups mixed spring mix greens
  • 1 Ataulfo mangoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1 avocado, cut into small pieces


  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, freshly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 2 tbsp. sweet chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup light salad oil

To serve, toss the greens with just enough of the dressing to coat. Mound on a plate or pretty bowl and arrange the mango slices and prawns on top of the greens. Sprinkle with the chopped nuts and serve immediately with warm buns and, if you insist, a glass of chilled white wine.

Okay, rain all you want….this will make everyone feel happier, right?


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