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Healthy CNY Dragon Fruit Prawn Salad (新春龍珠果沙拉)

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For those who aren't familiar with this exotic-looking fruit, have you wondered what it's called? The "Fire Dragon Fruit (火龍果)", "Dragon Pearl Fruit (龍珠果)" or commonly known as "Dragon Fruit", offers a plethora of health benefits. Besides providing us with Vitamin C, it also acts as an anti-oxidant, or even serves as a natural laxative for constipation.

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So how did the fruit gets its unusual name? Apparently, the Chinese made the dragon fruit legendary with its thousand-year story from fire-breathing dragons!

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This exotic fruit is somewhat similar to Kiwi because of its crunchy seeds, but the taste is a bit bland with mild sweetness.

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Few days ago, I'd invited a group of my ex-students over for pre-CNY lunch. They took half-day off work, and we had a wonderful time catching up. Say "hi" to my wonderful students!

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The Chinese New Year Dragon Fruit Prawn Salad was our appetizer, to kick off our 6-course festive meal:

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For those following this blog, you probably would've noticed the repeated usage of razor clams on the cabbage dish for my students. Yap, I'd used half the can for my Pretty Chinese New Year Fu Gui Cai with Razor Clams (富贵菜炒鲍贝), and kept the other half for another vegetable dish. Both turned out just as good!

how to prepare tasty fruit salad appetizers
(Serves 6)
Ingredients:
3 Dragon Fruits
10 medium Prawns
4 pieces canned Peaches
3 tbsp Salad Cream
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Method:
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  • Remove shells and devein prawns. Rinse and cook prawns in boiling water till they turn pink. Drain and put in cold water to stop cooking process.
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  • Slice prawns into half.
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  • Cut off some parts of the leaves from the dragon fruits.
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  • Using a knife, make slits around the fruit, then cut squares to remove the cubes. I find it easier this way than to scoop out the fruit and then cut it.
  • mixing prawns with peach and dragon fruits
  • Dice peaches, and mix them with dragon fruit, prawns and salad cream.
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  • Refrigerate and serve your Healthy CNY Dragon Fruit Prawn Salad (新春龍珠果沙拉) chilled!

cute hello kitty room with her fans
After lunch, I brought them around my apartment and the gals went gaga over my Hello Kitty Room. Are you a #hellokitty fan too?

55 comments:

  1. Hi Shirley!
    What a lovely group of friends you have. So cute:) I actually did a post on Dragon Fruit many moons ago:) Quite an interesting fruit with a long history. Your Dragon Fruit Salad not only looks inviting, I bet it tastes pretty darn good too. I still haven't found any in my local grocery store but the Asian market does sell it every now and again.

    Thank you so much for sharing, I'm so glad you had such a nice visit with your students:)

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    1. Louise, that's so cool! Will try to check out the post as soon as I get time. Love to read about yours too!

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  2. What a creative idea you have, Shirley! Use the skin as moulds and we can save washing up too... hahaha...

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    1. Reana, hahaha! Too poor to buy plates!

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  3. Dragon fruit is the Kiwi fruit of Southeast Asia.

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  4. Like it ! Thanks Shirley for the invitation and wishing you a properous horse year ahead..Gong Xi Fa Cai !!! $$

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    1. Sally, glad you've enjoyed the lunch! Happy CNY to u too, dear!

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  5. What a lovely and guilt-free salad to kick start a meal! Thanks for sharing with us Shirley :)

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    1. Ken, it's such a great appetizer, isn't it? Have fun!

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  6. I've never had dragon fruit before, but this looks amazing!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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    1. Eric, hope you'll have the chance to try this awesome fruit!

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  7. Wow the food looks delicious and I wish I could find that fruit to try it love hello kitty.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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    1. Jackie, great having another Hello Kitty fan here!

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  8. Such a beautiful salad with dragon fruit...and yes this will be so nice to have on the table for the CNY celebration. Love the pictures...
    Hope you are having a lovely week Shirley :D

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    1. Juliana, thanks dear! You have a wonderful week too!

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  9. This is a creative way of serving dragon fruit. Thanks for this tips. LOL...now got one more recipe for CNY

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    1. Kathy, hope you'll enjoy as much! This is so easy to prepare.

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  10. Lovely gathering and yum dishes - I love the dragonfruit combination ♥ ...and I'm still drooling over the fu gui cai! Can't wait to get my hands on these ^.^

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    1. Sharon, hahaha! Looks like you've got a list on your mind :)

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  11. Oh, my gosh, what a gorgeous presentation! I hope some day I'll get a chance to taste dragon fruit :)

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    1. Liz, I'm quite sure you can find it in Chinatown. Have a great weekend, dear!

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  12. I love dragon fruits too! They said the purple flesh is the best and full of antioxidant! I love purple dragon fruits more than the white flesh. Tastier.

    Yes, your Hello Kitty room is indeed the attraction in the house! Would love to visit it one day. Not a big fan of Hello Kitty but I am sure my girl will go "ga-ga" over your room! Lol!

    Have a great weekend, my dear!

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    1. Rose, maybe that's why the purple ones are more expensive. But I prefer the white ones. I've to start collecting admission fees for my Kitty room. Hahaha!

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  13. nice recipe to try, yummy and healthy treat :)
    your Hello Kitty room is now a showroom / center of attraction, heh!

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    1. Xinyun, that's my guests' playroom! Hahaha! Enjoy your weekend, sweetie!

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  14. Shirley, actually I like dragon fruit and I add it to fruit salads. You look gorgeous Shirley!

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    1. Bal, bet it tastes great! Thanks, dear!

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  15. I have to make this for Stu one day!! He absolutely loves dragonfruit!!!

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    1. Trishie, hope it's easy to find this fruit in the market......

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  16. Shirley, this salad may be healthy but it also looks 100% gorgeous with such summery colours :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  17. We get loads of dragon fruit over here, quite reasonably priced too. I shall definitely try this salad, not because its healthy but its so lovable with those vibrant colors.

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    1. Nava, dragon fruits are getting more & more popular here. People are learning to appreciate this fruit.

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  18. I have eaten Dragon Fruits in Vietnam and the taste is so different from the one sold locally here which like what you said could be bland, those that I tasted in Vietnam is so sweet, juicy and tasty. But you definitely give the one that you get here a good combination by mixing it with peaches, prawn and salad cream. Good idea indeed and shall try this one day. I also saw the Fu gui cai in the local super market, really unique and beautiful. And oh yes, before I forgot, you have very lovely students there.

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    1. DS, wow! Would love to taste those in Vietnam. Adding other ingredients do give the fruit a kick! Try the fugui cai this CNY!

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  19. Beautiful post !
    Seen this exotic fruit in our mall here. Will try this asap.
    Students? Hi to them too :)

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    1. Rajiv, thanks dear! Hope you'll like the dragon fruits too.

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  20. Recently I tried dragon fruit like it, Even I wondered from where it got the name. You have presented it so well, great :)

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    1. Subha, hahaha! Strange & interesting name, isn't it?

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  21. A great salad.
    Healthy and such a treat for the eyes too :)

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    1. Lina, well said! Have a great weekend, sweetie!

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  22. SUch a simple but delightfull and refreshing salad....
    fruits and seafood won't ever failed!!!

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    1. Dedy, it's perfect for the novice cooks!

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  23. Shirley, the flowers in the first picture and the colors of the fan in the second are so pretty with your salad -- a perfect match! Your students must have felt pampered by the special touches you added -- so nice of you to hostess a luncheon for them. I bet you're their favorite teacher! :)

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    1. Kim, thanks dear! I'm thankful to have really wonderful students too.

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  24. That's such a creative dish salad and thanks for sharing the recipe, Shirley! =D I have to be honest: I never thought of blending dragon fruit and prawn together. I think I'm going to have this for one of my Chinese New Year meals. =)

    Awww, is that Candy? She is soooooo cute! *melts*

    Happy Chinese New Year to you, your husband and your son... and not forgetting Candy! =)

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    1. Ciana, it's a great combination since the taste of dragon fruit is rather blend. It's easy to prepare too! Yap, that's my sweet Candy! Thank you, dear! I wish you the same too!

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  25. Wow! I love fruity salads like this. Do you know that it is almost impossible to find white dragon fruits in Malaysia? I do not know the reasons and the fruit sellers told me the farms often supplied them the red ones only. Now I suspect the white ones were exported to Singapore and Hong Kong!
    My wife hates to eat the red ones as they would stain her mouth and teeth like red dyes! She looks like a vampire! Muahahaha

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    1. TM, hahaha! That's a good one. I prefer the white one too, better for food presentation also. Heehee! The red ones are like beetroot.....

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  26. Lovely presentation :) its good been your students

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  27. wow..creative fusion between fruits and seafood...and hie to your students..i thought that they were your former colleagues..haha

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    1. Hong, hahaha! Good one :) Happy CNY, dear!

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  28. Yum yum! The Dragon fruit looks really amazing, so exotic. Have a wonderful day!

    Jasmine xx

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