Prawns In Creamy Cheese Sauce

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Prawns in creamy cheese sauce

Prawns in creamy cheese sauce

When I am busy, I just want to have something very simple but yet very delicious. The best would be if it is one of my top favourites. Prawns, or shrimps, often came to my mind. A wonderful food blogger and friend, Drick, of http://dricksramblingcafe.blogspot.com has a lot of awesome prawn recipes that look very simple and easy to cook. They are totally different from my usual way of cooking prawns, which are very Asian style. I seldom use cream and cheese in my cooking but thought I should give a try.

This dish came out very delicious. My children liked it very much. They even mentioned it again the next day. I have to thank Drick very much for the Parsley Cream Sauce recipe. He is such a talented cook. Best of all it’s really simple, easy and quick. Drick used parsley but I used spring onions because I didn’t have parsley. I’m not good in using cheese so I just chose a familiar one, cheddar cheese.

Ingredients
500g ready cooked king prawns
2T butter
1 big onion (peeled and diced)
1C spring onions (washed and cut)
1/2 C white wine
1/3C double cream
1/2C grated cheddar cheese
1/2t sea salt
1/2t fresh ground black pepper

Making the cheese sauce

Making the cheese sauce

Heat up a frying pan or wok. Add the butter and diced onions. Fry until the onions are transparent and fragrant. Add the rest of the other ingredients.

Delicious creamy cheese sauce

Delicious creamy cheese sauce

Keep stirring until the cheese melts and the sauce looks thick.

Add prawns to the cheese sauce

Add prawns to the cheese sauce

Add the prawns. Let it come to a boil and heated through. Dish up and serve hot. It goes very well with noodles or pasta.

Do you use creamy cheese sauce? What is your favourite dish to cook with this sauce? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other prawn 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
Tamarind (Assam) Tomato Tiger Prawns
Spicy Prawn Fritters Stir Fry

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56 Comments

Angie's Recipes  on May 17th, 2010

The sauce looks so creamy, rich and delicious! I must try the recipe soon!

Quinn  on May 17th, 2010

Mary, I think all kids generally love this dish. Everytime we eat out in Malaysia, we will definitely order butter cheese prawns. It looks like your dish but they use curry leaves, evaporated milk and lots of chili padi to make it flalvourful and creamy!

somewhere in singapore  on May 17th, 2010

My favourite, prawns… keke…

Priya  on May 17th, 2010

Woww cheese sauce with prawns sounds interesting…yummm!!

tigerfish  on May 17th, 2010

The cheesy cream sauce seems easy to make. When I make this, I will pair them with pasta and enjoy it as a one-dish. I seldom make creamy pasta - but this might be the next one :)

sushma mallya  on May 17th, 2010

rich and creamy & delicious …

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Mary  on May 17th, 2010

@Angie’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Angie! Have fun cooking :D

@Quinn - That sounds very delicious. I must try that next time but I need to go and look for curry leaves first. Chili padi will be too hot for me so I think I will use the normal chilies. I’m sure I will enjoy it very much…mmmm :D

@somewhere in singapore - Great..we are sharing the same favourite! :D

@Priya - Thanks very much, Priya! :D

@tigerfish - Sometimes it’s good to have a chnage. Can be challenging especially if it’s from another culture. But I’m glad this dish works :D

@sushma mallya - Thanks very much, Sushma! :D

deana@lostpastremembered  on May 17th, 2010

i LOVE creamy shrimp dishes… never see enough of them. I look forward to trying this one!

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divya  on May 17th, 2010

Wow……rich and creamy & delicious …

Belinda @zomppa  on May 17th, 2010

Ooo - I never think of cheddar cheese and prawns!

penny aka jeroxie  on May 17th, 2010

YUm! I can imagine cheese and prawns. So sumptious.

Mary  on May 17th, 2010

@deana@lostpastremembered - Thanks very much, Deana! Have fun cooking :D

@divya - Thanks very much, Divya! :D

@Belinda @zomppa - Give a try. I like it. Maybe you can try with other cheeses too. Hsve fun cooking! :D

@penny aka jeroxie - They are! I’m so glad I tried it :D

Little Inbox  on May 17th, 2010

How creamy it is! Yummy!

Tangled Noodle  on May 17th, 2010

Creamy sauce + prawns + pasta = the perfect meal!

I love cheese sauces but rarely make them because of the calorie content. But when the craving is simply too much to bear, I like to use light cream, broth or wine, and then just a bit of Parmesan cheese to thicken it up. If I stir in the noodles right away and let it rest, the sauce usually thickens enough so that it seems even cheesier. Mmmm . . .

petite nyonya  on May 17th, 2010

this looks so rich, creamy and delicious! i also seldom use cheese or cream in my cooking but would love to give it a couple of tries.

Sarah Naveen  on May 17th, 2010

That looks awesome!!!! drool..drool!!!

anncoo  on May 17th, 2010

I’m drooling over this delicious dish…any more left??

Mary  on May 17th, 2010

@Little Inbox - Thank very much! :D

@Tangled Noodle - Haha….a lovely Maths equation! :D I know, the calorie content can be quite scary but once in a while :D I would love to try with light cream next time. Thanks very much for the tip! :D

@petite nyonya - Thanks very much! :D It’s actually fun trying out something out of my comfort zone. Glad it turned out delicious :D

@Sarah Naveen - Thanks very much, Sarah! :D

@anncoo - Oooops….all in my tummy already!! When comes to prawns, it’s always an empty plate/bowl left…licked clean…LOL. I’ll cook more for you but you have to be right in front of me when I cook otherwise it will end up in my tummy again :P

Erica  on May 17th, 2010

I love cheese sauce!!! That looks creamy and delicious.

lisa ng  on May 17th, 2010

what a dish! I went “YAY” another prawn dish from Mary! I try to avoid creamy dishes but I can’t imagine how good this tasted I will have to make it. Going to be with the girls this weekend for Molly’s birthday so maybe we’ll whipped this up! Thank you :) the kings prawns are perfect!

Namitha  on May 17th, 2010

such a cheesy sauce…lovely…

Kitchen Butterfly  on May 17th, 2010

Love the shrimps - they look delicious.

Juliana  on May 17th, 2010

Mary, what a delicious dish with prawns…look awesome with the creamy sauce :-)

Mary  on May 17th, 2010

@Erica - Thanks very much, Erica! :D

@lisa ng - Haha….bet you like prawns very much, too :D Wow…birthday party! I wish I can join…must be so much fun! Happy Birthday to Molly!

@Namitha - Thanks very much, Namitha! :D

@Kitchen Butterfly - Thanks very much! :D

@Juliana - Thanks very much, Juliana! :D

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MAry  on May 17th, 2010

This dish look warming and delicious. I can tell from its appearance that I would really love this.
I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

tasteofbeirut  on May 17th, 2010

I would have never thought of it and yet it is so simple! Thanks Mary for the great idea!

Carolyn Jung  on May 17th, 2010

Anything in cream sauce is A-OK by me. My tummy loves it, even if my hips don’t. ;)

3hungrytummies  on May 17th, 2010

Thanks for sharing this beautiful dish Mary. I think the cream sauce will be great with other seafood too!

Kathy Gori  on May 17th, 2010

This looks great Mary!

lequan@luvtoeat  on May 18th, 2010

I love melted cheese, melted butter, and cream! What a perfect combination. The creamier and cheeseyer the better. I’ve got a weakness for melted cheese. Thanks for sharing this recipe Mary.

TasteHongKong  on May 18th, 2010

No doubt, a simple and delicious dish. And I also love to have such generous amount of creamy sauce for topping my spaghetti : ).

SathyaSridhar  on May 18th, 2010

Mary,,very nice recipe dear i like cheese sauce for fried hake n for my brocoli…i made the cheese sauce on yesterday…Prawns in cheese sauce sure it will taste juicy,good n yummy.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella  on May 18th, 2010

The parsley creamy cheese sauce sounds delicious indeed and I can see it being used on a multitude of dishes! :D

Trissa  on May 18th, 2010

Genius! I’ve had prawns in garlic sauce, in cream sauce but never in a cheese sauce - sounds moreish!

Sophie  on May 18th, 2010

What a creamy, well flavoured tasty dish, Marymoh!!

Yummmmmm,..!!!

shaz  on May 18th, 2010

This does sound very rich and creamy. I wouldn’t have thought to pair the prawns with something cheesy either. Looks very tasty though.

Mary  on May 18th, 2010

@MAry - Thanks very much, Mary! :D

@tasteofbeirut - Thanks very much, Joumana! :D

@Carolyn Jung - Haha….love your description, Carolyn! :D You will look more sexy :D

@3hungrytummies - I bet it does. May be can make a mixed seafood dish with this sauce :D

@Kathy Gori - Thanks very much, Kathy! :D

@lequan@luvtoeat - Wow…you are a very dairy person! You are totally suited to the western world :D

@TasteHongKong - Thanks very much! :D

@SathyaSridhar - Oh yes, this sauce would be very delicious with broccoli too. I remember eating something like this in a friend’s house. I will have to try it :D Thanks very much for the mention!

@Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella - Thanks very much, Lorraine! I’m seeing myself using this sauce on many dishes :D

@Trissa - Thanks very much, Trissa! Have more fun cooking :D

@Sophie - Thanks very much, Sophie! :D

@Shaz - Thanks very much, Shaz! :D

sensiblecooking  on May 18th, 2010

I have never tried just cheese sauce and shrimp, I usually mix them with rice,noodle or pasta. The picture looks so yummy. I liked your substitution of spring onion.

rebecca  on May 18th, 2010

oh wow this is wonderful could I feature on the seafood blog pretty please!

Rebecca

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pigpigscorner  on May 18th, 2010

yum! I’m thinking of this with pasta…comfort food…

Arnold  on May 18th, 2010

As requested I have had a look and everything is fine from my side. If this comment works everything is fine on that front as well.

I love this recipe, wickedly rich but that is the kind of food I enjoy.

faithy  on May 19th, 2010

looks really good! Ive yet to try creamy prawns..usu its the asian stir fry or asam prawns etc..but this..i have to try !

Mary  on May 19th, 2010

@sensiblecooking - Thanks very much! I’m so glad I tried. I’ll certainly be cooking this again :D

@rebecca - Thanks very much, Rebecca! Of course, a ‘YES’ from me :D

@pigpigscorner - It will surely be very delicious! :D

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@faithy - Thanks very much, Faithy! Have fun cooking :D

noobcook  on May 20th, 2010

prawns! cheese! this has all my faves hehe

Tasty Trix  on May 20th, 2010

You’re right, Drick has many awesome seafood recipes - you did a great job with this!

Mary  on May 20th, 2010

@noobcook - You must be eating this often. I have to catch up with you :D

@Tasty Trix - Haha…I have lots to catch up! :D

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Amy @ cookbookmaniac  on May 22nd, 2010

Cheese and prawns sounds like a match made in heaven. The boy will love this one.

Mary  on May 23rd, 2010

@Amy@cookbookmaniac - Thanks very much, Amy! :D Lovely to hear that your boy will love this dish.

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