Chai's Choices: Kataifi & Macadamia Nuts Crusted Fresh Kauai Prawns

Ingredients:    8 pieces of jumbo fresh Kauai Prawns or (Black Tiger Prawns) peeled

A dash of lemon juice

A pinch of salt & pepper to taste

8 pieces of bamboo sticks

1 cup of all purpose flour

1/3 cup of corn starch

1 tablespoon of chopped Macadamia nut

1 whole egg

1 cup of cold water

1 box of Kataifi (Shredded Fir Dough) or any thin noodles

4 cup of vegetable oil for deep fry

Preparation:

Marinate the prawns with lemon juice, salt and pepper, the acid from lemon juice will make the meat of shrimp crunchy.  Skewer the prawns with bamboo stick then set aside

~In a bowl combine flour, cornstarch, chopped Macadamia nut, egg and cold water together.

~Dip the prawn in the batter then wrap with the Kataifi, repeat till finish all the prawns

~In a wok or deep fryer preheat the oil about 375 F, then fry the prawns for a few minutes or until you get the light brown color and serve with pineapple vinaigrette

~Garnish with pineapple and mixed salad

Pineapple vinaigrette ingredients:

½ cup of pineapple juice

1 cup of sugar

½ cup white vinegar

pinch of salt

dash of Tabasco

Preparation:

~In a pot combine all ingredients together and bring it to a boil and simmer for a few minutes.

Served room temperature

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