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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Salt and Pepper Prawns

My son Lucas love prawn dishes especially butter prawn, but this time I cooked something different-Salt and Pepper prawns for him to try.

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Salt and pepper prawns

350g medium large prawns
2 stalks of spring onion
1 red chili, seeded and chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 and 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
1 tsp pepper
½ tsp of black pepper
A dash of Chinese five spice powder
1tsp sugar

Marinate prawns with:-
½ tsp light soy sauce
½ tsp pepper
2tbsp of tapioca/ corn flour

1. Trim prawns and season with marinade for about 30mins
2. Heat cooking oil in a wok until hot and deep-fry prawns until cooked (2-3minutes). Remove and drain from oil.
3. In another clean wok, sauté garlic with oil till fragrant, set aside.
4. Combine salt, five spice powder, pepper and dark pepper in a clean wok, fry about 30seconds
5. Return prawns to the wok and add fried garlic, chopped spring onion and chilli. Toss and fry briefly.

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He likes this too, but still prefers butter prawn !!

Happy Cooking !!
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