Prawns and Mango Salsa

People  ask us about shrimp on the barbie (Paul Hogan be damned!) but Luke does have a recipe for prawns and mango salsa that people seem to be really loving at South.  

Prawns and Mango Salsa

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To prepare the prawns

Remove the head and shell leaving the tail, devein and place back into the refrigerator.  

Mango Salsa

  • 1 semi firm mango
  • 1 small red chili – remove the seeds
  • 1 small shallot
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of finely grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of roughly chopped coriander leaf
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3-5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Remove the skin off the mango and slice into ‘sheets’, finely dice the sheets to small cubes.  Finely dice the shallot, garlic and the chili add the all the ingredients together and add a small amount of salt to balance the taste.  

To assemble

Char grill the prawns till moist, sprinkle the mango salsa over the prawns and garnish with picked wild rocket and extra virgin olive oil.

Holiday Recipes: You Can Try at Home with Your Kids

Today marks the beginning of mid-winter holiday for school-going children across the US. Most kids will be staying indoors while enjoying eating food and watching television or playing video games during these few days off school.


As a parent, your job is to ensure that your child eats healthy during this period. One way to do that is to discourage them from taking unhealthy, calorie-packed snacks and beverages and instead encourage them to embrace healthy home-made foods.


This is where having a few well thought out holiday recipes you can try at home with your kids comes in handy. Believe me, there are certain meals that if prepared well, your child will totally appreciate home-made food for once. One of them is barbeque chicken pizza.


Barbecue Chicken Pizza Nutrition Facts(Amount Per Serving)

Holiday Recipes: You Can Try at Home with Your Kids 2This mouth-watering dish contains a high level of nutritional value that is great for your child’s health. Nonetheless, you need not worry about your child consuming too many calories from the meal as home-made barbeque chicken pizza is a meal with a modest amount of calories. Here are the nutritional facts of this delicious meal:

  1. Calories 254.6
  2. Total Fat 6.1 g
    • Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 0.9 g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
  3. Total Carbohydrate 24.0 g
    • Sugars 1.9 g
    • Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
  4. Vitamin A 1.6 %
  5. Vitamin B-6 17.8 %
  6. Vitamin B-12 5.9 %
  7. Vitamin C 4.8 %
  8. Vitamin E 1.5 %
  9. Protein 24.8 g
  10. Cholesterol 38.8 mg
  11. Calcium 19.2%
  12. Sodium 337.6 mg
  13. Potassium 217.8 mg
  14. Iron 10.2 %
  15. Magnesium 6.2 %
  16. Copper 3.5 %
  17. Manganese 4.1 %
  18. Folate 2.3 %
  19. Pantothenic Acid 5.8 %
  20. Niacin 32.6 %
  21. Zinc 6.9 %
  22. Phosphorus 25.7 %
  23. Selenium 20.7 %
  24. Riboflavin 7.1 %
  25. Thiamin 3.7 %


a. Ingredients

  • 1/2 recipe homemade pizza crust.
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce of your choice.
  • 2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • 1 cup shredded or chopped cooked chicken.
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onions.
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro for topping(Optional).

b. Preparation

  1. Toss the shredded or chopped cooked chicken with BBQ sauce on top of your homemade pizza crust, making sure to scatter all around the crust.


  1. Add red onion and cheese.


  1. Bake pizza for 12-15 minutes. Take out from the oven and top with fresh cilantro(optional). Slice pizza and serve when still hot.


Final Thoughts

Holiday recipes: you can try at home with your kids? Barbeque chicken pizza is one of them. It is a quick and easy recipe that helps you make a mouthwatering barbequed chicken pizza. As you can see from the nutrition details above, this is a highly nutritional meal with all the nutrients your kids require to grow healthy and strong. It only takes three easy steps to make a barbeque chicken pizza.

Best Place to Eat and Drinks in Chicago During Travel

There is undoubtedly a lot of stuff that you can do in Chicago due to its versatility and cool environment provided for by Lake Michigan. Even though Chicago is infamous for its calorie-driven, deep dish pizza, there is a sea of other meals and drinks that will fascinate you, especially during your travel. As you visit the numerous tourist destinations in Chicago and other fun things, wining and dining is another experience you will need to savor from the heart of Chicago. Here are some lovely places you can eat and drink during your visit.


Places to eat


1. Gino’s East Pizzeria

When it comes to Chicago’s deep dish done pizza, there are many contenders for the best thick crusted, and calorie monster pie in town. One outlet you will spot providing one of the best is Gino’s East which not only owns a well-made pizza but also has a fascinating structure and design. Its furniture, walls and almost everything else is covered with graffiti making it a wonderful experience to dine there.


2. Beatnik

The Beatnik restaurant is not short of flamboyancy with the giant plants, and a showpiece of artwork with the beautiful chandeliers. The menu does not disappoint either with the signature confit chicken that is accompanied by chorizo Iberico, and grilled Lebanese lamb.


3. Marisol

The Marisol is a newly opened restaurant inside the Museum of Contemporary Art and has since gained popularity within the city. There is a variety of veggie meals to consider like the risotto Verde.


4. Macy’s Seven on State

If you are a fan of Mexican sandwiches-tortas in a fantastic flavorsome serving, as well as the conchinita pibil tacos, this is the place to visit. The posh food court is located on the seventh floor of the Macy’s department store on 111 North State Street. The store plays host to the famous celeb chef Rick Bayless with his legendary and affordable Frontera Fresco.


Where to drink


1. City Winery

For all lovers of wine tasting and those who love to indulge in a little marvel in the wine world, City Winery has no comparison. Here, wine is served straight from the barrel and the wine bottles have a large light sitting and shape making them unique to those you have seen before.


2. La Colombe

What can we do without a cup of coffee? In your travel, you will want so bad to take a cup of coffee, and that is where La Colombe comes in. This workshop version coffee house serves Colombian beans with red honey, maple and mango syrup flavor notes in the most outstanding way.


3. Clarke Street Ale House

It has a beer garden at the back but with a perched bar with 25 beer taps to drain out the drink as you listen to the rock-heavy music from the jukebox.


With the kind of options you have, you will not miss a single moment of eating and drinking the exquisite meal of Chicago City. You can also opt for other options other than those, compare and see what more to explore.