Friday 8 July 2011


I have a very special post today. I am doing my very first guest post and it's at Chef Dennis at More Than a Mountfull no less.

I met Chef Dennis at the jolly foodie community of Foodbuzz. He was one of my first foodie friends and has always shown support for my blog. I have great admiration for him because he is so passionate not only about his blog but also about blogging itself. He is very selfless and shares his knowledge about blogging on Ask Chef Dennis on Wednesdays. On Fridays, he shares the limelight (his) to one lucky blogger on Guest Post Fridays with Chef Dennis. I can't believe my luck when I received an e-mail from the good chef inviting me to guest on his blog. This is the best thing that's happened to my blog since I started it 9 months ago. I was so excited but also very nervous. His posts (including the guest posts) are usually on top 9. What if I shame the guy? He had very kind reassuring words in his letter that made me think I have to do this "because I can" (to borrow his famous words).

So here we are, on this great day, that I am Chef Dennis' guest. I would like to share a recipe that reflects my background and would be appreciated by all. This is a very easy dish and uses just a few readily available ingredients. Do hop over to Chef Dennis' blog to see my first guest post


For the grilled prawns:

16 prawns, shelled but tails left intact
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 tsp. chopped red finger chilli
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
1 tsp. light soy sauce
1 tsp. corn flour
1 tbsp. cooking oil

Mix all of the ingredients except the cooking oil. Leave the prawns to marinate in the seasonings while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. Add the cooking oil just before grilling. Grill the prawns for 2 minutes on each side.

For the dressing, mix the following ingredients together:

2 tbsps. lemon juice
1 tbsp. wholegrain mustard
1 tsp. garlic powder
1tbsp. light soy sauce
1 tsp. fish sauce
2 tbsps. honey
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1tsp. sesame oil

For the salad:

100 gms. uncooked soba noodles
1/4 c. shelled edamame
2/3 c. pea shoots
1/4 c. sliced spring onions

Cook the soba noodles in plenty of boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and refresh with cold water, then drain again. Boil the edamame in water for 5 minutes. Drain. 

To assemble the salad:

Set aside 2 tbsps. of the salad dressing. Mix the rest with the soba noodles and the spring onions. Divide into two portions. Pile each portion on a plate to form a nest. Top with half each of the pea shoots, edamame and the grilled prawns. Drizzle each portion with 1 tbsp. each of the reserved dressing. Enjoy.

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This guest post is on Foodbuzz top9 for today, July 1,2011.

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  1. Adora, congrats on your first guest post! Oh my, this prawn noodle salad is beautiful and delicious! I wonder what kind of sauce/dressing you used... I must check on Chef Dennis's site! Adora, these photos are stunning!! :-)

  2. Hi, Nami. I enjoyed this salad. This is the type of food I like. Hop on over to Chef Dennis' to see the dressing ingredients.

  3. LOVED your guest post over on Chef Dennis' blog :) That's a beautiful plate of food... and those chopsticks are just too cute! :)

  4. Adora, thank you so much for the kind words, now I'm the one blushing.
    Thank you for your constant support and friendship and for all your hard work on such an outstanding guest post!

  5. Yay Adora, congratulations and I am sooo proud of you and sooo proud to know you (well, at least I’m on your fb friends; lucky me, hehehe). That is a very stunning-jumping-out-of-the-monitor kind of photo. I am really happy for you and Chef Dennis is one-super nice guy! God Bless..

  6. fabulous job on the guest post at Chef D's, I am thrilled to read more of your blog and am drooling over all the beautiful dishes here!

  7. Hi Adora. I really enjoy your guest post. The salad looks utterly scrumptious. Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. Great blog, found you via Chef Dennis. I am a new follower.

  9. Adora, that looks really good! And the chopsticks are so cute.

  10. Hopped in from Chef Dennis's post. So glad to find your blog. You have such amazing collection of recipes and the photos are gorgeous. Glad to follow you .

  11. Congrats on your first guest post Adora! The salad looks mouth watering and the picture is stunning! Have a great weekend!

  12. Congrats on this lovely post over at Chef D's and Congrats on Top 9 today. This is would make a wonderful dinner.

  13. I loved reading your guest post yesterday Adora! And so glad you made it on the Top 9 today too - definitely well deserved!

  14. Congrats on your guest post and on Foodbuzz Top 9, Adora! Well deserved as always! Your prawn noodle salad looks so amazing just like all your other dishes!

  15. What a great guest post! I HEART pea shoots!

  16. Gorgeous! Congrats on the guest post and on top 9!!

  17. Adora your pictures are always stunning! How do you do it?

    This noodle salade with prawns is what I need right now!

  18. Congrats! I love his blog as well, he always has good insight. Did you sprout the pea shoots in a jar? That's what I'm attempting to do at the moment

  19. Congrats on your 1st guest post and Top 9 on fbuzz Adora! (so sorry for my late congrats, I'm try my best to catch up on those posts I've missed)
    Your grilled prawns are making me hungry now!(it's 4.22am here in SG!)
    Oh no! I need to eat something b4 I sleep!


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