Prawns, or shrimps, are my top favourite, especially tiger prawns. My family loves prawns, much to my delight, because it’s fun when we eat together. I always cook tiger prawns with the shells still intake because that is where the fun is….peeling the shells and sucking the head. I used to peel the prawns for my children when they were small but they have picked up the skill and enjoy peeling themselves. This type of dish is only to be enjoyed at home as eating this in restaurants, or parties, is just too messy.
Tamarind Tomato Tiger Prawns is another of my favourite dish. In Malaysia, we use a a lot of tamarind, also called assam, for cooking. It gives a very nice sour taste and makes the dish very appetising. Tomatoes add to the sourness and also colour.
This dish comes with a little more preparation but it’s worth it all. The recipe is actually quite simple and easy.
1 kg tiger prawns (cleaned and the feelers and head trimmed)
2 big onions (peeled and sliced into rings)
150 tamarind paste (assam)
2 tomatoes (cut into wedges)
Add the tamarind paste to the water. Mix it well and sieve it. Keep the tamarind liquid and throw away the bits.
Ingredients B (to blend or pound)
1 purple onion
1/2 whole garlic
1 red chili (or more)
2T chili sauce
Ingredients C (seasoning)
1/2t chicken stock granules
Blend or pound Ingredients B to a smooth paste. Heat up some oil in a frying pan and fry the blended ingredients until fragrant. Then add the sliced big onions from Ingredients A. Continue to fry for some time until the big onions become slightly translucent.
Add the tiger prawns and continue to fry over high heat until the prawns turn pink and curled up. Add the seasoning in Ingredients C and mix well. The tomato wedges. Adjust according to taste. Dish up and enjoy. It is very delicious with rice or noodles. Do not overcook the prawns otherwise the meat will become tough.
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Other prawns (shrimps) recipes that you may be interested in:
Dry Seafood Curry
Tiger Prawns In Butter Sauce
Pumpkin, Prawns And Coconut Soup (Thai)
King Prawns And Vegetables Stir Fry
Shrimps And Bok Choy Stir Fry
Creamy King Prawns And Marrow Stir Fry
Spicy Seafood Kimchi Soup
Fried Rice Noodles With King Prawns And Chicken
King Prawns And Salmon Curry
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