Prawn

Prawns refer to a species of shellfish belonging to the lobster family. The preparation of prawns involve a rather lengthy procedure ranging from defrosting to cleaning and de-veining and finally deciding whether to cook them with or without the shell.Prawns can be cooked in a host of ways. Grilling, broiling, frying and steaming are the preferred methods of cooking. Prawns are made into curries and the shells and heads are sometimes used for making stock.Prawn recipes are popular world wide and hailed by different names. They are “lobsters” to the Danihsh, “scampi” to the Italians, “languoustine” to the French, “langostino” to the Spanish and “lobsterette” to the Caribbeans.

Adraki Jhinga (Ginger Prawns)
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Adraki Jhinga

Shrimps marined in a ginger paste and shallow fried. Serve as a starter or appetizer. Ingredients: Shrimps – 10 to 12, cleaned, peeled, deveined, heads removed and tails intact Lemon Juice – 1 1/2 to 2 tsp Ginger Paste – 2 tsp Red Chillies – 5 to 6, ground to […]

Tamarind Prawn Curry
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Tamarind Prawn Curry

A delicious Prawn Curry with Tamarind. Best served with hot rice. Ingredients: Raw Prawns – 350 gms, peeled, deveined Onions – 2, finely sliced Ginger – 1 inch piece, peeled, grated Cumin Seeds – 2 tsp Coriander Seeds – 2 tsp Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp Coconut Milk – 400 […]

Prawn Pulao
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King Prawn Pulao

A simple and delicious Pulao with King Prawns. Ideal for a weekend lunch or dinner. Ingredients: King Prawns – 500 gms, raw, shelled, deveined Rice – 750 gms Onions – 3, big, finely chopped Tomatoes – 4, big, chopped Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tblsp Cloves – 3 Cinnamon – […]

Coconut Chilli Prawns
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Coconut Chilli Prawns

A delicious meal perfect for a weekend brunch. Ingredients: Prawns – 250 gms, peeled, tails left intact Garlic Paste – 1/2 tsp Oil – 1 1/2 tsp Dry Red Chillies – 1/2 tsp, finely chopped Peas – 100 gms Curry Paste – 1 tblsp (optional) Coconut Milk – 1/3 cup […]

Rice Noodles with Prawns
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Prawn and Lime Noodles

Ingredients: Rice Noodles – 200 gms, dried King Prawns – 300 gms, cooked Peanuts – 50 gms, chopped Carrots – 4, grated Spring Onions – 10 to 12, finely chopped Red Chilli – 1, deseeded, finely chopped Juice of 2 Limes Soy Sauce – 1/4 cup Thai Fish Sauce – […]

Butter Prawns
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Butter Prawns

A popular Malaysian recipe, Butter Prawns are delicious and flavourful. Ingredients: Prawns – 300 gms, large, deveined, trimmed Butter – 2 tblsp Green Chillies – 10 Curry Leaves – few, chopped Garlic – 2 cloves, minced Salt – 1/4 tsp Oil for frying Coconut – 1/2 cup, grated (optional) Chinese […]

Prawn and Garlic Pasta
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Prawn and Garlic Pasta

Ingredients: Pasta – 150 gms, cooked as per packet instructions, reserve 1/4 cup of water Prawns – 200 gms, peeled Olive Oil – 1 tblsp Red Chillies – 2, finely sliced Garlic – 2 cloves, finely sliced Broccoli Florets – 1/4 cup, chopped Spring Onions – 1/4 cup, chopped Black […]

Prawn and Pumpkin Pizza
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Prawn and Pumpkin Pizza

Ingredients: Pizza Base – 1 King Prawns – 5 to 6, peeled, deveined Yellow Pumpkins – 250 gms, peeled, finely sliced Plain Yogurt – 2 tblsp Onions – 2, small, finely sliced Capsicum – 1, finely sliced Mint Leaves – handful, chopped Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped Baby Spinach Leaves […]

Thai Prawn Noodles
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Thai Prawn Noodles

Ingredients: Prawns – 200 gms halved Plain Egg Noodles – 150 gms, soaked in boiling water till al dente Basil Leaves – handful, chopped Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped Peanuts – 2 to 3 tblsp Red Chilli – 1, chopped Zest and Juice of 1/2 Lemon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil – […]

Mini Prawn and Chilli Bites
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Mini Prawn and Chilli Bites

Ingredients: Tiger Prawns – 300 gms, raw, peeled, chopped Mayonnaise – 1 1/2 tblsp Red Chilli – 1, deseeded, diced Spring Onion – 1, finely chopped Egg – 1, small, lightly beaten Zest of 1/4 Lemon – grated Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped Breadcrumbs – 1/2 cup Olive Oil – […]