Thursday, October 28, 2010

Moroccan Prawns with Avocado and Melon Salsa

Yesterday for lunch, i think I made the most delicious meal that I have ever made in my life to the point were i had a food orgasm which i think refers to a reaction that makes you tilt you head backwards, while closing your eyes and moaning deeply all because the food in your mouth tastes so delicious. Yes, my Moroccan Prawns and Avocado and Melon Salsa gave me that feeling yesterday. The recipe was slightly adapted from a book entitled well The Book of North African Cooking by Leslie Mackley (1998) and the ingredients i used for my version of menu include the following:

For the Prawns
40 pieces of large raw peeled prawns
2 garlic cloves finely cut into tiny pieces
I tsp of paprika and ground cuminn
1/2tsp of ground coriander, cayenne pepper and salt
1/2 bunch of green onions (scallions) finely cut into tiny pieces
4 tbs of olive oil
1 cup of rice(optional)
For the Avocado and Melon Salsa, I used;
1 avocado
1 tbs lemon juice (substituted for lime juice)
1/4 cantaloupe
1/2 bunch of green onions (scallions)
1 fresh sweet red pepper.

I began by removing the stone from the avocado and then I peeled off the skin. I cut the flesh into tiny cubes and placed them in a bowl. I mixed the avocado with the lemon juice. Although the recipe suggested that we use lime juice, I forgot to purchase it at the store which is why I used lemon juice instead. I cut the cantaloupe, green onions and sweet red pepper and placed them into the same bowl with the avocado and lemon juice. I mixed thoroughly and then placed the salsa in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

For the Moroccan Prawns, I mixed the spices together and then I added the prawns. I mixed them well and then let it stand for about 10 minutes. In a large frying pan, the olive oil was heated before placing the prawns and the green onions. I stir fried the prawns for about 8 minutes so as to make sure that they were thoroughly cooked.

I served this delicious menu with rice and yes it was simply divine to the point giving my first food orgasm from a meal I cooked.

(Out of town for the weekend, writing my dissertation while away and yes I will resume posting next week)


  1. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe too!

  2. Having a dinner party this weekend. I will definitely make this. Thanks for sharing!