Cool evenings call for a curry… Now I am not a pro with curries but this is delicious and I love the Maesri curry pastes. You could easily swap the fish for chicken, slow cooked beef… Ingredients: 500g snapper (or white fish of choice) - cut into large cubes1 tin...
Creamy Corn Orzo with Cajun Prawns
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This was an accidental make. Ok maybe not accidental. I found myself starving and trying to use ingredients that I had at hand in the pantry and fridge. Of course this is when all good things are made am I right? The first time I made this I did not have the prawns added to it, so you can totally leave this out or pair the orzo with some grilled chicken or steak (Might I add the same cajun seasoning tastes amazing with them too).
- 1 cup orzo
- 1 large brown onion
- 1 long red chilli, finely diced
- 1/2 cup finely diced celery
- 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 cups of baby spinach leaves OR silverbeet (finely chopped)
- 1 tin (400ml) of cream of corn
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
- 1 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
- 1 3/4 cups of chicken stock (or water with stock cube dissolved in it)
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
- 500 grams raw prawns, thawed if frozen
- 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning (you can find my recipe here)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Place a non stick or enamel sauté pan on medium low heat and add 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil. Sauté the onion, chilli, and celery with the lid on for approximately 5-7 minutes, or until softened.
- Add in garlic and cook for a minute until fragrant.
- Stir in the silverbeet/spinach for a couple of minutes until wilted.
- Stir in your spices (smoked paprika, sweet paprika and fried oregano) along with the Orzo and stir until orzo is evenly coated.
- Pour in the Cream of corn and chicken stock and fresh herbs (parsley and thyme)
- Turn heat down to low and continuously stir for 10 minutes or until orzo is cooked. Ensure you stir in this process to avoid orzo from sticking to the pan.
- Once orzo is cooked through stir in the grated parmesan and set aside with the lid on while you grill the prawns.
- Place a non stick pan on medium high heat. While pan is warming up, toss prawns with cajun seasoning as olive oil and grill on stove top for approximately 5 minutes or until prawns have turned pink and cooked through.
- Serve with a side of lightly marinated fresh endive if you wish.
- If you cannot find orzo you can simply swap it with risoni.
- If you are not a seafood lover you could serve this with grilled steak or chicken.
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