Originally, I was not going to do a post on this recipe.  I added an unusual * ingredient, thinking this could go one way or the other - good, or not so good.  It was good!  A lovely meal for one, whether for lunch or dinner.  With a few extra green beans from the garden and collard greens - this tasty meal did not need any of the starches. The only time you will see a meal for one on this blog...DH is away, my kids are busy - it's just me and the critters.  It's fun cooking for one really get to play in the kitchen.
2 Tblsp. butter, 1 Tblsp. Olive oil
12 thawed prawns, tail/head off
3-4 sliced crimini mushrooms
3 Tblsp. sliced onion or roughly chopped
1 large roughly chopped garlic clove
1/2 - 2/3 cup finely shredded greens - I used collard greens but spinach or chard would be lovely
handful of fresh green beans, trimmed
* 1 Tblsp. Gluten Free Seafood Sauce - Heinz is gluten free
1 Tblsp. Soy Sauce
Splash of water
salt and pepper

Heat up a pan on low heat with the butter and olive oil.  Add in the chopped garlic clove and let simmer until fragrant.  Remove the garlic with a slotted spoon and set aside.  Turn up the heat to medium, and add in the shrimp, seasoning with salt and pepper.  Saute until cooked - pink and tail end curled.
Remove to the plate of garlic and set aside.  Turn the heat down to medium low, adding in another drizzle of olive oil.  To the pan, add in the mushrooms, onion, greens, green beans and saute about five minutes.  Then add in the soy sauce, water, and seafood sauce, stirring to combine.

Lid on turn down to a simmer for another five minutes.  Add in the cooked prawns and garlic stirring to combine, and serve hot.

Ina Gawne


  1. Thanks for your nice message on my blog about our little Thabo! So interesting that you have a little one with a reaction to grains. Shortly after I posted this piece our vet emailed us and said they were running growth hormone studies on Thabo. They have a large amount of blood they drew 10 days ago so they can add stuff without poking him again. They think in addition to the hypothyroidism he might have pituitary dwarfism which would be sad. I only care that he is health, I don't care if he is small but that condition has lots of associated medical issues and a short lifespan which would make me very sad. Anyway, I appreciate your note!!!

  2. Oh, Ina, what a gorgeous, easy dish! I think you should add this to Go Ahead Honey that I am hosting this month. Even though you have measurements I suspect this is one of those recipes where you just eye ball the amounts ... it's mostly aboout adding a little of each and seeing how it looks, etc. What I call more of a non-recipe. Anyway, the theme is :"dishes so simple, no recipe needed." Would love it if you'd join us with this recipe or another similar recipe of your choice. 😉

    1. Thanks Shirley! I will keep an eye out for your Go Ahead Honey post and join in on the fun - I have a few recipes that would work well for "dishes so simple, no recipe needed". 🙂

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August 18, 2011