Thursday, January 2, 2014

Lemongrass And Chilli Prawns

A healthy note with  the healthy Carrot Cucumber Salad yesterday, today it is a different story all together. A delicious Asian style prawn dish but prawns as you know are quite high in cholesterol (Lemongrass Prawn & Brinjal Curry & Prawn Curry Mee). So, logically, we don't have to feel guilty as long as we know how to balance our diet. For me, when it comes to a prawn dish, it is about extra work, especially cleaning prawns (Prawns In Chilli Oyster Sauce & Kam Heong Prawns) by soaking them in lime juice to get rid of the sliminess on the skin and de-veining. For this dish. I bought the pricey tiger prawns, but peeled off the skin till half way through, and then cooked with chillies, lemongrass (Lemongrass Brinjal Prawn Curry), soy sauce, and kaffir lime leaves for an aromatic and spicy dish.

1/2 kg tiger prawns - remove head, gently pull out the veins; wash and pat dry. 
2 red chillies - chopped
4 garlic - chopped
1 inch ginger - chopped
1 lemongrass - chopped
1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp powdered palm sugar
3-4 kaffir lime leaves -tear into pieces
3 tbsp oil
1/2 cup water
Salt to taste (only if needed)  
Sauté chillies, garlic, ginger and lemongrass.
Add prawns, dark sauce and light sauce.
Season with sugar and salt.
Stir all in and pour water (just enough to cook the prawns).
Continue to stir until prawns are nicely coated in the thick sauce. 
Off the heat and combine in lime leaves.
Note - watch the cooking time, otherwise, prawns will become rubbery.  
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  1. This is a must try recipe for me, I love prawns ms nava K!! yummy and looks very tempring i'm drooling for this... XD

    Happy new year 2014 ms nava K!!

  2. You are right, It's ok to indulge sometimes!! Have fun...

  3. love the masala coats to jumbo shrimp. tempting dish.

  4. Tiger shrimp hmm lovely way to coat a shrimp ....Happy new year nava ..

  5. Dont know the taste of lemon grass yet! But with Shrimps It should be surely a different flavors infused all together :) nice ones :D

  6. Exquisito es muy sabroso me encanta,saludos y Feliz Año 2014,abrazos y abrazos.

  7. Recipe looks so yummy. I will really have to try this one out one day.

  8. Prawns are looking gorgeous with colourful dressing, love them totally :)

  9. Oh my God, this is just amazing! There is nothing like fresh prawns but because of convenience I use frozen ones frequently..I so want to give this a try...I just know this will taste as good as it looks.

  10. Mouth watering and super delicious recipe !


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