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HealthXchange's Professional Chef Series - Chef James Francis of j65
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Seared Marinated Prawn Salad
This recipe has 1 serving.
Ingredients for salad
Vegetable oil – 80ml
White cabbage, shredded finely and soaked in iced water – 50gm
King mushrooms, sliced – 80gm
Red cabbage, shredded finely and soaked in iced water – 50gm
Avocado, cut into wedges – 1 nos
Chilli flakes – 1 tsp
Medium sized prawns – 120gm to 150gm
Lime juice – 1 tbsp
Ingredients for dressing
Extra virgin oil – 25ml
Chopped garlic – 5gm
Chopped coriander – 1 tsp
Chopped bird’s chilli – 1gm
Cherry tomato, cut in halves – 25gm
Pomelo pulp (or any citrus fruit) – 80gm
Pomegranate – 20gm
Lime juice – 1 tbsp
Honey – 1 tsp
1. Marination: Remove shell and devein the prawn and place in bowl. Add chilli flakes, lime juice and season. Keep in chiller for 10 minutes.
2. Dressing: Place all ingredients in bowl, mix well and keep aside.
3. Method: Heat pan, add oil and sear the prawns evenly. Add mushroom and avocado. Cook on high heat until prawns are cooked and leave to rest. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Assembly: Pat dry cabbage with paper towel. Place the cabbage on a plate and plate the remaining ingredients. Drizzle dressing and serve immediately.
About the Chef
Culinary trained in Westminster College, London, Chef James Francis started his career in Genting Highlands, where he clinched the coveted Best Restaurant in Malaysia in 1998. He then returned to the U.K and started working in the hospitality industry where he rose to the rank to Executive Chef with his passion and talent.
With a smile, he shares what makes his style special: "I believe my team cooks from the heart and that makes food special; and that's why our mothers' cooking can be so simple, yet tasty and comforting,". He holds the highest standards for his cooking, for instance, he lays down a no-MSG rule within the restaurants. Also his insistence on making his own stock instead of using off-the-shelf options ensure that your tastebuds are well pampered!
About the establishment
JEN Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La is home to J65, which features the freshest seafood on ice, a range of Singapore's multicultural cuisine as well as signature home-style dishes. With buffet themes specially curated by the talented chefs in an open kitchen, patrons are invited to have a first hand view of their mouth-watering dishes being crafted.
J65 is currently closed for dine-in, but takeaway / delivery is available for selected dishes. You may visit their takeaway website here.
Address: 1A Cuscaden Road, Level 1
JEN Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La, S(