Thursday, February 5, 2015

Garlic Pepper Prawns

By far, this garlic pepper prawns is the easiest dish I’ve ever cooked.  It takes less than 20 minutes from the start to the end (if you buy already cleaned prawn and unthawed them in time).    The hubby got these jumbo shrimps because he wanted tempura.  Prawns tempura sounds good and I love eating them, but, you know, making tempura is very involved in many steps and taking some time to make it crunchy perfect.   Nobody likes to eat soggy tempura.  Right?  And I felt so lazy at the moment.   So, I tried to convince him about how much time it’d take to make tempura, or “there is not enough oil for frying,” or “I don’t feel like eating fried food tonight!”   So he said, “Alright! Just cook whatever you want.”    
Honestly, I was thinking of making Thai soup or pasta with these prawns.  But the hubby seemed to have something else in mind.  So, I came up with the way to cook them as quick as possible.   This dish used lots and lots of chopped garlic.  If you don’t like garlic, you might not really care about this dish.  But the hubby and I LOVE garlic.  Or I’d say we can’t live without our beloved garlic!     


And while these prawns were dancing in the pan with a whole bunch of garlic, the whole house smelled like garlic heaven!  To me, nothing can beat the fragrant smell of fried-garlic, in a good way.   
Oh!  And the garlic pepper prawns was amazinglicious! 

What you need:
2 1/2 lb. large prawns (jumbo shrimp), unthawed if frozen, cleaned with shells attached
2 tbsp. Mexican Chicken seasoning (yes, it worked great with seafood!)
3 tbsp. chopped fresh garlic
1 tbsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. sugar
1 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley or dried
2 tbsp. canola oil or butter

1. With prawns in a large bowl, add the seasoning, ground black pepper, chopped garlic, and sugar, then toss to mix well.  Let it set for 10 minutes. 
2. Set a large frying pan over medium heat, then add oil or butter. When the pan gets hot, add all of the prawns into the pan and cook 3-4 minutes on each side by turning once. (*since the shrimps can be cooked quickly, they only need little time to cook as this can be noticed when its shells turn to orange color)
3. When all the prawns are cooked, turn off the heat and sprinkle with chopped parsley and enjoy!


No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...