Its the 1st day of 2017. I thought I should do something nice for the lunch as we all have lunch together. I love Singapore style crab. I couldn’t find the crab. So I got these beautiful prawns from the market. So I did this chilli prawns for my family. They loved the colour and the taste of it.
Always try to serve this style of cooking with steamed rice or even with Fried rice. Very Simple and Easy.
We do spend a lot of our money when we can create the same dish at home. Try this recipe and see how you can enjoy with your family.
When you select prawns make sure to buy the fresh catch.When you buy Raw Prawns look for firmly attached heads and tight, firm shells with a good sheen. There shouldn’t be any blackening around the head or legs as this is a sign of oxidation, and they should have a pleasant ‘fresh sea’ smell. Buy 1kg of Prawns in the shell to get about 500g of Prawn meat.Leave Prawns in their shells until just before using them and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It is always best to buy seafood as close as possible to use. Fresh Prawns however, cooked or raw, should keep refrigerated for up to 3 days and frozen for up to 3 months below -18ºC.
After removing the head from fresh Prawns, hold the Prawn straight and gently pull the end of the digestive tract (from the head end), it will usually come out in one go. If it breaks off, use a thin skewer to hook it out from the back of the Prawn, or make a small incision along the back of the Prawn and remove it. When you butterfly the prawn all the spices goes in and make it more tastier.
Like all seafood, Prawns require very little cooking. It is always better to undercook, rather than overcook, them, as they will continue to cook in the residual heat once they are removed from the pan. While perfectly cooked Prawns are springy, sweet and succulent, overcooked Prawns are dry, rubbery and tasteless.
Ingredients for the Chilli Prawns
- 10-15 large raw Prawns
- 1 Egg
- 4 cloves of Garlic
- One Inch Ginger( Finely Chopped)
- 4-6 red Chillies
- 2-3 Spring onions cut in to 1 inch long
- Juice of one lime
- 2 Tblsp oil
For the sauce
- 2 Tblsp Tomato ketchup
- 2 Tblsp Chilli Sauce
- 150ml Water
- 1 Tblsp Sugar
- 1 Tblsp Corn Flour
- Enough Salt to your taste
- Prepare the sauce as directed in the video.
- Heat oil & fry ginger garlic .
- Add sauce and bring to boil.
- Slowly pour the egg and stir well.
- Add Prawns and lime juice.
- Mix spring onions.
- Serve hot.