This is the last batch of prawns in my freezer. And guess what? I found a few packets of bacon heh...heh...heh...
I did think of sambal prawns or those rempah-rempah stuff but I was in no mood to pound or blend any sambal. I really, really, should get back to the habit of making ready blended sambal to freeze. I used to do that during my pre-blogging days and it looks like I have just gotten lazy over the years.
Since I had bacon, I thought of either a pasta or salad. Between pasta and salad, pasta wins hands down in my house. I mean who doesn't love pasta, right? Especially with bacon and prawns.
It would be a very nice change from the usual steamed food and soups that I have been having. Although I must admit that last night's kimchi jigae (I know some of you are rolling your eyes) was superb because my kimchi was super ripe.
To make kimchi jigae, in particular a very tasty one, you need your kimchi to be very fermented for that extra tang and flavor.
I added a packet of jiaozi that I ordered from Sanbanto. Maybe one day I should blog about the oinks that I buy from Sanbanto. The first time I had jiaozi was at Mr Wu and I complained that the skin is too thick.
After having Sanbanto's, confirm lah that jiaozi is supposed to have thick skin. So it is not my favorite dumpling although the filling for this one is very good.
So today I spent my time in the kitchen peeling and deveining the prawns. The thing about prawns is that once they are peeled, you realize that you haven't got all that much prawns.
I started by frying the bacon and once it was browned and crispy I removed them from the pan. Next in went the prawns and by this time I already had the pasta boiling.
The cooked prawns were removed to make way for garlic which I fried until lightly browned. The pasta was done and transferred into the pan for a quick stir fry and then I added salt, pepper and the bacon and prawns.
My two girls are now good buddies. Every morning when I let Belle Belle out of the cage, Ah Girl will approach and the two will kissy poo each other before making noise to demand for their breakfast.
Belle Belle recently loves to hide under that chair. But by 7 pm, she has to go into her cage. Mommy's rules.