Sunday, May 13, 2007

Party Party Prawns!

Work has been doing a great job at keeping me busy. Since work has been keeping me busy, I haven’t been able to cook as much has I have liked. So when my brother suggested this rather insane idea of hosting 30-40 people for drinks and finger food, I excitedly and (on hindsight) blindly agreed to cater the food. And anyway, if your only other sibling asks you for a favour, you can’t really say no.

I had list of potential dishes but my grand plans that were cut down to size by the reality of the lack of time to finish cooking. Majority of the menu were tried and tested recipes and I planned and planned. But like most things in life, it is the unexpected that take you by surprise, and my favourite dish that I had put out that night was this sweet and tangy prawn dish that I had haphazardly put together with a bunch of everyday ingredients: jar of marmalade, coriander, chilli flakes and limes.

Party Party Prawns
Serves 40 or more

1 jar of marmalade
A bunch of coriander, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
4 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 limes, squeezed for juice and zest grated
1 kg prawns, shells and tails off

1. Mix all the ingredients except prawns together.
2. Add prawns and set aside to marinate for 15-20 minutes.
3. Remove prawns from marinade, set aside marinade.
4. Heat 1-2 tablespoons of oil in the wok and add one quarter of the prawns and toss about in the wok until prawns are cooked then remove and repeat the process until all the prawns are cooked.
5. Add marinade to wok and simmer for 2-3 minutes for the sauce to thicken and for flavours to condense, then add prawns back into the wok and toss to coat.
6. Serve hot with rice, or allow it to cool and serve cold.


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10:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Shiok Shiok Shrimp!

Cool Classy Crustaceans!


Definitely Decadent Dendrobranchiata!

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a whole jar of marmalade, this reminds me of the famous nutella cake. and it is such a fresh take on the sweet/sour seafood theme. If I can get hold of reasonably priced uncooked prawns here I'll be making them.

btw, your RSS link doesn't work, I've subscribed to 2 of your feeds but they are not updating on my Bloglines.

6:45 AM  

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