The first sake, Japanese rice wine, was made by people chewing rice, chestnuts, millet and acorn and spitting the mixture into a tub. Luckily, production has moved on somewhat since those times, and the only mouth this lot is going in will be yours. Serves 4.
- 650g (1 ½ lb) king prawns
- 2 pears, peeled, cored and chopped
- 125ml (½ cup) sweet chilli sauce
- Marinade the prawns in the sake for several hours, and preferably overnight. Fry the pears in a little oil until soft, then add the prawns and cook for a few minutes. Mix in the chilli sauce, heat through, and serve with noodles.