Went home with a big smile because I saved S$18.00 on tiger prawns! I bought them from a local hypermarket (Giant) at S$6/kg, down from its original price of S$24.90/kg. The prawns were firm, bodies were intact and glossy which meant that they were still fresh. With the excellent deal, I had to change my original meal prepping plan…
If you’re still not aware about meal prepping, you may visit Meal Prepping Idea #1 to get a short intro about it.
Meal Prepping Idea #2
Roasted Prawn, Zucchini, Red Bell Pepper, Squash and Carrots
- 1 kg prawn (medium size), washed, peeled and deveined
- 3 pcs green zucchini, washed, chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 1 pc red bell pepper, washed and chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 1 pc squash (medium size), peeled, washed, chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 3 pcs carrots, washed, peeled, chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 2 pcs yellow onions, peeled and slice into rings
- 1 pc lemon, juice only
- Garlic salt
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 190C and line baking sheets/pans with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
- Prepare all the locknlocks or tupperwares or lunch boxes.
- Season the prawn with lemon juice, salt, pepper, paprika and drizzle with olive oil.
- Put in your bowl and wrap it with cling wrap. Put it your fridge.
- Lightly drizzle each vegetable with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and garlic pepper. Put zucchini, red bell peppers, onions and squash in your sheet pan and carrots in another sheet pan.
- Bake each pan of vegetables for 20 minutes or until desired tenderness. Remove from the oven and stir. Change the oven setting to broil and cook for another 10 minutes or until desired color.
- Place your prawn in your pan and put in the oven. Bake it for 10 minutes or until desired color.
1. When buying prawn make sure they are fresh, else they’re not pleasant to eat.
2. When choosing prawns, make sure the bodies are still intact (head still attached), they still have natural gloss, firm and no discoloration.
3. You can store prawns in the freezer for up to 3 months.
4. Do not re-freeze once thawed.
1. Don’t freeze. I store the individually packed meals in the refrigerator up to 4 days, between 1.6C to 4.4C temperature. (I cook on Sundays and we eat them for lunch on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.)
2. I add the fruits and/or dessert just before packing into the lunch bags.
3. I put them in a locknlock thermal bags and they’re ready to go.
1. I usually don’t reheat them.
2. I usually drizzle them with balsamic vinegar or olive oil before eating.
1. When buying on promotion ensure that the prawns are still fresh (see Buying Tips above).
2. I spent around S$1.50 per serving.