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"I first cooked a version of this dish - inspired by the excellent deep-fried egg dish at Billy Kwong - while working at a restaurant in Sri Lanka," says O Tama Carey. "The lattice-like eggs are doused in a creamy turmeric curry sauce and topped with seeni sambol, a sweet-spiced caramelised onion relish. This dish is equally perfect for an indulgent breakfast as it is served as part of a larger meal." The recipe for the seeni sambol makes more than you need, but to get the right balance of spices you need to make at least this much. It keeps refrigerated for up to three weeks; use as an onion relish. The curry sauce can be made a day or two ahead.

Grilled apricot salad with jamon and Manchego

Here we've scorched apricots on the grill and served them with torn jamon, shaved Manchego and peppery rocket leaves. Think of it as a twist on the good old melon-prosciutto routine. The mixture would also be great served on charred sourdough.

Drunken prawn salad


You'll need

500 gm medium green prawns, peeled, intestinal tracts removed, tails intact 250 ml (1 cup) Shaoxing wine 1 tsp finely shredded ginger 100 gm bean thread (mung bean) noodles 2 tbsp light soy sauce ¼ tsp sesame oil 2 green onions, cut into julienne ½ cup radish cress sprigs ½ cup baby coriander sprigs 50 gm fresh wood ear fungi, torn into small pieces

Method

  • 01
  • Combine prawns, Shaoxing wine and ginger in a non-reactive container, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to marinate.
  • 02
  • Place noodles in a bowl, cover with boiling water and stand for 3-5 minutes or until cooked. Drain, refresh in cold water and set aside.
  • 03
  • Remove prawns from marinade, pour marinade into a saucepan, bring to the boil, reduce heat to low, add prawns, cover and simmer, turning occasionally, for 2-3 minutes or until prawns are just cooked through, then transfer to a bowl. Remove pan from heat and stand for 2 minutes to separate impurities, then, using a small ladle, remove ¼ cup of clear liquid from surface and discard remaining mixture. Combine reserved cooking liquid with soy sauce and sesame oil in small bowl.
  • 04
  • Using kitchen scissors, cut noodles in half and add to prawns, drizzle with a little dressing, toss to coat, add remaining ingredients and toss gently to combine. Divide among plates and serve immediately with extra dressing in a jug to the side.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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  • Serves 4 people

Drink Suggestion

Bottle-aged Hunter semillon.

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