prawn develled

Deviled Prawns- Chinese Style Chili Prawns

prawn develled

Serve this quick-and-easy, delicious deviled prawns to your family and friends and they will never forget the taste of it !

Make sure you opt for king prawns for making this dish; then, rub them with some lemon juice and keep aside for a while to get rid of the fishy smell.

If you prefer the taste of veggies to that of prawns, be liberal with them by adding  diced carrots, quartered green beans, spring onions or leeks.  This will make the portion a bit larger and healthier, but the original recipe with chili and bell peppers gives a distinct fiery taste that will stimulate anyone’s taste buds instantly.

You will need the following ingredients to make it

King Prawns – washed, devined, shell removed 500 g
Red, Green,Yellow bell peppers 1 each cubed
Brown sugar 1/4 tbsp
Soy sauce 1 tbsp or a bit more
Fish sauce 1/2 tbsp (optional)
Ginger garlic paste or both grated  1 tbsp
Garlic cloves  3
Onion  1 big cubed
Turmeric, Chili powder  1/2 tsp each
Salt 1/4 tsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Red food colour powder (Biryani colour) two pinches
juice of 1/4 of a lemon

Let’s Make

Marinate it

  • Rub salt, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, red food colour and lemon juice into the prawns
  • Keep aside for 20 – 30 mins

Stir fry it

  • Heat up oil and stir fry prawns under medium flame until cooked

  • Push the cooked prawns to a side of the pan and drop cubed bell peppers, garlic cloves and cubed onion

  • Stir fry all together for a few minutes.  Do not let the peppers and the onion lose their crunchiness
  • Add soy sauce,  sugar and fish sauce
  • Toss a few more pinches of chili flakes or Chinese chili paste at this point if you’d prefer a spicier taste
  • Stir fry vigorously under high flame tossing the veggies and prawns together
  • Switch off flame and let the pan sit for a few mins allowing all the flavours to blend.
  • The prawns are now ready to serve with a bowl of steaming noodles
  • Yummy !

prawn balls

Prawn Balls – Prawn balls wrapped with golden bread crumbs

prawn-balls-300x248Kids will love these crusty and savoury prawn balls as a snack with a dollop of ketchup on the side. Packed in their school lunch box, these prawn balls  will have their crustiness intact and taste even better. They are easy to make and even easier for busy mums if stored in the freezer and deep-fried, whenever needed.

Gather the following ingredients:

Cooked prawns  1 cup
 A slice of bread
Onion  1
 Green chilli  1
 Salt and pepper to taste
Egg white 1 beaten
Golden bread crumbs 1/2 cup

Let’ s make :

  • Crush prawns with your fingers.
  • Grate the bread slice.  You can use the crusty bits left after making sandwiches.
  • Mix onion, green chili, salt and pepper with grated bread and prawns.
  • Sprinkle little warm water if the mixture is too dry.
  • Make small balls.
  • Dip in the egg white, then wrap with golden breadcrumbs.
  • Deep fry until golden.
  • Serve with ketchup.
  • Delicious, crusty and memorable in taste

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