Garlic and Lemon Prawns

August 28, 2008 at 11:37 am Leave a comment

Here’s one of my own recipes, based on two ingredients which I adore; garlic, and lemon.

Prawns (fantail are best, but any cooked prawns will do).
3 cloves of garlic
Lemon Juice
Garlic Powder
Groundnut oil (I like that, but you can use whichever you prefer)
Salt and Pepper

Start by chopping up 3 cloves of garlic, you can use a press, but, I personally, hate garlic presses. When you’re done, chuck this into a bowl and add the juice of 1/2 a lime.

Add a teaspoon of honey and a tablespoon of oil.

Add a 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder and a 3/4 of a teaspoon of sugar (helps to balance out the lemon and honey).

Grind a good bit of salt and pepper and then stir well.

Next, add a sprinkling of chives (fresh or dried is fine) and some breadcrumbs (These help to thicken the sauce and add a nice light crunch).

Taste the mixture and add more honey/salt or pepper as you see fit.

FINALLY, add the prawns and mix these well. Put this into the fridge for about an hour.

When it’s time to cook, heat a wok and add a tablespoon of butter. Use a slotted spoon to take out the prawns and place on a plate. Pat these down with a kitchen towl to dry slightly. Next, throw these into the wok. Pre-cooked prawns don’t need to be cooked for more than a minute or two, but, I personally cook these for about four minutes to give them a nicer texture and no, they don’t turn rubbery :o)

Cook these till they char slightly and then place in a large bowl.

Finally, take the mix that the prawns were in, and place into a small saucepan. Cook for about a minute and then pour into dipping bowls.

Fried Rice and some broccoli.

(This was originally posted on my old blog…


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