Monday, July 28, 2008

Grilled Prawn, Pineapple & Pink Grapefruit, with Cabbage Salad

Quick dinner.
Made for lazy summer days.

These here, the components:

Cabbage Salad (adapted from Viet World Kitchen)

Half a head of cabbage, sliced into strips.
Shaved carrots.
Spicy dressing.
Is made from rice vinegar, fish sauce, chilies, garlic.
Sugar, salt, pepper to taste.
Toss everything together.

Segment grapefruit.
Wanted to do a prawn and grapefruit salad.
This didn't exactly end up as one.
As you shall see.

Brushed with some oil, salt and pepper.

Peeled, not deveined.
(Too lazy to devein, and the "prawns" were quite small.)
Marinated briefly in.
Soy sauce, fish sauce, lime juice, a bit of sugar, pepper.
Shallots and garlic in the marinade as well.
Some grapefruit juice, because it is suddenly available.
Placed on grill.

Take prawns and pineapple off skewers.
Toss with grapefruit segments.
Serve with spicy cabbage salad.

Peanuts on the side.
Lime wedges on the side.

Quick, easy, and quite summery.
Perfect when one's feeling bummery.

We're submitting this to Monthly Mingle.

This month: Grill it!, hosted by Sig of Live to Eat.

More Monthly Mingle information at What's for Lunch, Honey?


  1. beautiful - the food presentation rocks as usual ... this has all my fave foods in it!

  2. this salad is so perfect for this season in france! i love it! will pair it with my home-made wine!! as always delicious photographies!!!

  3. Simple dish made great by some creative plating...who wouldn't order this? Maybe Stevie Wonder!

  4. Looks yummers! Definitely something for the summer!

  5. Such a perfect salad for the summer! Love that it has pink's my all time favourite citrus

  6. Simple, yet beautiful, that's how I like my food.

  7. I love the stack of prawns and zesty fruits. It just sounds so refreshing and appetizing!

  8. I don't know whether I want to eat it, or just stare at it! The colors are gorgeous!

  9. This looks really bright, fresh and delicious. Great job!

  10. The shrimp is so pink and perfect. Simply lovely. The citrus flavour from the grapefruit is a great addition.

  11. I like this! It is a nice combo of sweet and tangy and juicy.

  12. Wow, this looks fabulous! I love using grapefruit in salads. It adds a real citrusy twist!

  13. i'm so far behind with you guys. i've been missing a lot (squab heads?)
    this salad is BEAUTIFUL

    wonderful blend of flavors and textures

    love it

  14. Thanks all!

    This is one of those times where, from a distance, I hear and see JS puttering around in the kitchen. Then voila, out this comes. =D

  15. That is one seriously delish salad! Loved the plating... Thank you for joing the Grill It Mingle!


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