Well, it’s the end of a beautiful Winter’s weekend in Sydney, and after gorging on a big pasta meal last night I felt like something light and fresh. I love cooking at home on Sunday evenings and winding down before the week ahead. This is a basic stir fry, anyone can do it! You can’t go wrong with fresh prawns, chilli and basil. You can basically add whatever veg takes your fancy but I’m a fan of keeping things simple and an even bigger fan of broccolini. I keep the stalks nice and long as they are crunchy and full of flavour.

I’m settling in tonight to watch the great new Aussie drama The Time of Our Lives. I’m really enjoying this show, it’s got a great feel with something to love in each of the characters, and good music to boot! I’m especially liking Claudia Karvan’s performance – a raw and emotional portrayal of a fragile woman making her way through a marriage breakup whilst trying desperately to be the very best that she can for her son. This point alone earns her brownie points in my books!  Justine Clark as Bernadette is probably one of my favourite characters, and she’s got a great chemistry going with Shane Jacobson’s Luce – a really decent kind of guy. Feeling sad about Herb’s experience with his mum and hope there’s something good for him around the corner. I think it’s a great contemporary drama and I hope there’ll be more.

Here’s my recipe for a tonight’s dinner..hope you try it out yourself and enjoy!

Fresh Chilli, Prawn and Basil Stir Fry

160 g fresh prawns, uncooked

1 big handful of fresh basil

1 big handful chopped shallots

1/2 small red chilli, finely chopped

1/2 clove garlic, crushed

1 bunch broccolini

1 tbsp fish sauce

1-2 tbsp soy sauce

100 g vermicelli noodles

2 lemon wedges to serve

First of all, place the noodles in freshly boiled water and let them soak for 2 minutes before draining and set aside.

Fry the chilli, garlic and prawns in a hot wok until just cooked and then remove. Then stir fry the broccolini for about 2-3 minutes. Add in the fish sauce, soy sauce and shallots and stir fry for about another minute, then add the prawns and fresh basil back in, followed by the cooked noodles. Stir through to combine and then serve it up with some fresh lemon wedges..delish! And healthy 🙂

Serves 2

Hope you all have a great week xo