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Devilled Prawns – Quick And Easy Chili Prawns

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prawn develled

Serve this quick-and-easy, delicious devilled prawns as a side dish with any main meal and you will be surprised how well it enhances the overall taste.

King prawns are best for this dish.  Rub a little lemon juice after giving them a good clean up to take that fishy smell away.

Be liberal with diced carrots, quartered green beans, spring onions or leeks to make the dish more healthier .  However,  the original recipe with chili and bell peppers add 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 250 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) – Optional 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 on 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 any other vegetable now
  • Stir fry until the veggies are softer
  • 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 !

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Prawn Balls – Prawn balls wrapped with golden bread crumbs

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Kids will love these crusty and savoury prawn balls as a snack with a dollop of ketchup on the side. Yum!

You can even pack these in school lunch boxes and their crustiness will be intact and taste even better. Busy mums can store the prepared prawn balls in the freezer and deep-fry, whenever needed.

Gather the following ingredients to make these;

Cooked prawns 1 cup
A few slices of bread 
Onion 1
Green chilli 1
 Salt and pepper to taste 
Egg white1 beaten
Golden bread crumbs1/2 cup

Let’s make;

  • Crush prawns with your fingers
  • Grate a 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!
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