Tandoori Prawn Skewers With Rice & Chopped Salad. Maxwell Panther In My Ears.

I am flat out exhausted, just like this fellow here.

My two boys just finished All Star Baseball season. It was quite a whirlwind and A LOT of driving. Totally worth it as they both loved it so much. I am going to relish having free evenings for awhile, though.

If you feel too tired to cook, but want something fantastic and fast, go with this elegant menu.

The tandoori marinade is one of the best I have tried. The shrimp is richly flavored from the spices. The coolness of the chopped salad is a wonderful counterbalance.

Tandoori Prawn Skewers With Rice & Chopped Salad


200ml/7oz Greek yogurt
Juice 1/2 lime, other half cut into wedges
1/2 tsp each curry powder and hot paprika
1 tsp grated ginger
1/2 small bunch of cilantro, roughly chopped
400g/14oz large, peeled prawns or shrimp
250g/9oz basmati rice
1/2 cucumber, seeded and sliced
200g/7oz cherry tomatoes, halved
1 small red onion, cut into think half moons
1/2 Tbs oil


1. Spoon half of the yogurt into a bowl. Add thelime juice, spices and 1 Tbs of the cilantro. Season, mix well, then add the prawns.

2. Cook rice according to package directions.

3. Mix together the cucumber, tomatoes and onion. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Thread the prawns onto metal skewers.

5. Heat oil in a griddle pan, or alternatively light an outdoor grill. Grill prawn skewers for 1 minute each side or until cooked through.

6. Serve skewers with rice, chopped salad, a dollop of yogurt and lime wedges. Sprinkle with more cilantro.

Serves 2

Recipe from BBC Good Food Magazine

I’ve been in a LOW mood as I have just recorded my intro for the upcoming Contrast Podcast episode with that theme.

Well, speaking of low, musically today is the ultimate in lo. Lo-fi that is.

I recently purchase Maxwell Panther’s 2009 album ‘Do You Feel Different Yet?’

What took me so long?

Sounding like the songs were recorded using my considerably low tech microphone, the stripped nature of Maxwell Panther’s tunes is just brilliant.

Abounding with cool guitar riffs and interesting lyrics, this is the kind of music you want to play when you are exhausted. It’ll perk you right up.
Maxwell Panther-Tip Of The Tongue The Quiet One

Check out Maxwell Panther on Myspace.

I love this cd cover.

You can pick up your own copy over at Song, By Toad Records.


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