Butter Cereal Tiger Prawns

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Butter cereal prawns

Butter cereal prawns

First of all thanks very much for visiting my blog and for all the lovely comments in my previous post, Soba Noodles In Chicken Soup. I’m away at the moment and there’s no internet access! The mobile broadband that I bought was not compatible with my Mac….so sad. Managed to borrow a laptop to use to type this paragraph. There’s no mouse and the letters somehow jump all over the place….arrrgggh! Taking me ages just to type this. My sincere apology for not being able to visit your blog. Will catch up when I get back.

This dish here  is a scheduled post. Happy reading! Hope everyone is having a great day everyday!

Butter Cereal Prawns is very popular in Malaysia…a favourite dish to order at restaurants. But at home this dish is made very easy with the packet spices. I received this packet mix when I met up with a wonderful blogger friend, Cheah from No-Frills, in London recently. You can read more about our meet-up at Blogging And Friends - 1st Blogger Meet-up.

Butter cereal prawns mix

Butter cereal prawns mix

I love tiger prawns….big and juicy. In fact I love all prawns and shrimps ….. my favourite! I cooked 9 big tiger prawns with this packet mix for 2 persons. Of course the cook deserves an extra piece…hehe.

Cooking this dish is very simple and easy. Here is my Butter Cereal Tiger Prawns recipe:

9 big tiger prawns
1/2 packet butter cereal prawn mix
coriander (best is curry leaves)

Clean the prawns. Snip off the long feelers. Clean the head. To learn more how to clean the head, LeQuan at luvtoeat had a great post about it with pictures and also a mouth-watering prawn dish. I love LeQuan’s blog…very down to earth stories and lovely Vietnamese recipes. It makes me smile and drool!

Fry the prawns first

Fry the prawns first

Heat up some oil in a frying pan and fry the prawns first until cooked. Dish it up. It’s important not to over cook them or they will become tough. Prawns cook very fast. When they turn red and curled up, they are cooked. That’s what my mom taught me.

Fry garlic in butter

Fry garlic in butter

Heat up some butter in the same frying pan (no need to wash), add the garlic and fry until fragrant.

Add prawns and packet mix

Add prawns and packet mix

Add the chopped coriander (I didn’t have any curry leaves), prawns and packet mix and mix well. Dish up and serve hot. It’s really good on its own or with rice.

What is your favourite prawn dish? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other prawn recipes that you may be interested in:
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
Fried Rice Noodles With King Prawns And Chicken
King Prawns And Salmon Curry

…..lots more at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com/recipes/

Quote of the day……

“As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to love it more and more.”

Jules Renard

Keep Learning Keep Smiling

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Von  on October 25th, 2010

Mmm…this looks delicious!! I love prawns =) I’ve never heard of butter cereal prawns before- does the mix actually have cereal in it??

Belinda @zomppa  on October 25th, 2010

Glad you snuck in with something so awesome!!

Priya  on October 25th, 2010

Mouthwatering here, very tempting tiger prawns..

Little Inbox  on October 25th, 2010

This is a nice dish, and I love to order it when dining out. Have a nice break!

claire  on October 25th, 2010

Yes, i do that too.. bought a packet of the cereal.. the kids love that.. yummy!!

Katerina  on October 25th, 2010

Easy and delicious. Ideal for a weekday dinner.

Sushma Mallya  on October 25th, 2010

It looks so yummy…

Dr.Sameena Prathap  on October 25th, 2010

Hey Mary,

The prawns look gorgeous…Can you pass the plate please!!:)



sonia aka nasi lemak lover  on October 25th, 2010

I like to cook prawn with this way too, simply yummy!

kitchen flavours  on October 25th, 2010

Deep fried large prawns are really my family’s favourite! Delicious, the aroma of deep fried prawns is really something! Yours look really delicious!

makcikmanggis  on October 25th, 2010

Mary dear…cm tak pernah jumpa paket segera ..mesti cari .My children suka sangat udang ni:)

penny aka jeroxie  on October 25th, 2010

Oh Yum!! Those are hugh prawns. You are the prawn queen

Elin  on October 25th, 2010

Mary…my favourite dish….shrimps !!!and you have done a great job in making this dish looks like those served at the restaurant :) and Cheah,s packet of crispy flakes came just in time for this :) mmmm I can imagine how aromatic this dish is !

lena  on October 25th, 2010

i love this butter prawns with cereal and now this is so convenient that comes with the premix. i’m sure it taste really good.

Swathi  on October 25th, 2010

Looks delicious. Big prawns though.

busygran  on October 25th, 2010

Looks yummy! I love cereal prawns especially if they are crispy.

elra  on October 25th, 2010

Am drooling Mary, gotta check up that package in my Chinese grocery store.

Arnold  on October 25th, 2010

This looks delicious. I will not be able to get hold of the cereal prawn mix, I would love to know if there is any substitute for this.

Cheah  on October 25th, 2010

Your tiger prawns look so yummy! I like the crispy cereal especially with curry leaves and bird eye chillies!

Jeannie  on October 25th, 2010

Will definitely look out for this cereal the next time I go shopping for groceries…looks so good!

serena @bigapplenosh  on October 25th, 2010

I had cereal prawns for the first time a few months ago, and I loved it! Thanks for sharing!

peteformation  on October 25th, 2010

Nice fresh and succulent prawns….love when cooked this way!

lequan  on October 25th, 2010

oh Mary, i hope you get internet access soon and a computer or laptop that’s compatible. i hate not having internet. tv i can do with for a day or two, but no internet drives me crazy!

thank you so much for the mention and your kind words, you’re so very sweet.

i’ve never heard of this dish or mix packet before. i’m going to look for this next time i’m at my Asian market cause i would absolutely love to try this recipe. i don’t think i need to tell you how much i love prawns. this dish looks amazing and has me drooling right now. if you and i ever met up, i think the prawns better go and hide…teehee. oh and i love your thinking, “the chef deserves and extra one”. i’m using that one next time :-D.

wherever you are, hope you’re having a good time!

Faith  on October 25th, 2010

I hope you’re having a wonderful time while you’re away, Mary! Lovely prawn dish, full of flavor!

somewhere in singapore  on October 25th, 2010

Prawns, my favourite…

Biren @ Roti n Rice  on October 25th, 2010

These tiger prawns are making me drool. They look so good. I hope you are having a wonderful time away :)

Jess @ Bakericious  on October 25th, 2010

Mary, this looks great, one of my husband’s favourite dish.

Sidney  on October 26th, 2010

This is really nice…nextime you can try out using salted egg yolk…

TasteHongKong  on October 26th, 2010

Your different ways of cooking up prawns or shrimps are always interesting.
Enjoy your time : ).

DG  on October 26th, 2010

I like this dish, looks really delicious!

kristy  on October 26th, 2010

Lucky you! Even I live in M’sia, have yet tried making this my own. hahaha…. So terrible! haha… So, is it delicious or what? Thumbs up right! Hope you’re enjoying your day.

pigpigscorner  on October 26th, 2010

This is my favourite prawn dish! I used to eat this a lot in Malaysia, too bad I can’t find it here =(

Ananda Rajashekar  on October 26th, 2010

oh my my Merie am coming for dinner he he :P They look delicious!

mycookinghut  on October 26th, 2010

Love this!! It’s one of my favs! Thanks for sharing!

Drick  on October 26th, 2010

another fabulous shrimp dish I have not heard of - always learning from you … hope you are having a good time - will be glad to hear from you when you get back….

tigerfish  on October 26th, 2010

So hard to choose a favorite prawn dish cos I just love prawns so much! so I almost like prawns cooked different delicious ways.

Juliana  on October 26th, 2010

Love the idea of the spices in little packs…the prawns look very tasty and crispy…so yummie!

5 Star Foodie  on October 26th, 2010

This sounds like an excellent and flavorful preparation of prawns!

Thas  on October 27th, 2010

This is not enough for me, I need more. I am a shrimp freak and can eat tons of ‘em, love this recipe:)

Pachecopatty  on October 27th, 2010

A beautiful shrimp that I have never seen, I love your preparation:)

Joy  on October 29th, 2010

ohhh that looks great.

Devaki @weavethousandflavors  on November 1st, 2010

Dear Mary - I could eat these till I am blue in the face and still not stop!

Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandlflavors

Wendy  on November 2nd, 2010

Prawns…butter… crispily fried - heaven, that’s what it is, Mary, heaven!

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