Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Garlic Butter Prawns(Shrimps) - it was yummmm
Prawns or shrimps figure right on top in my list of seafood. Mu daughter loves it. However, it is not really popular with my hubby. Idon't buy it very often, but now when my parents were here (they especially my mom being a seafood lover) we freaked out on lots lots and lots of shrimps. Curried, fried and in may other forms. Generally my mom is the one who cooks it when she is around, however this was my very first attempt at making a shrimp dish(one that was not based on my mom's recipe for a change).
This was one that I put together with just my cooking instincts. A simple recipe but turned out very delicious and my dad was all praise for it. Actually when my sis and I used to cook something during out school days it was dad who was the encouragement (he still continues to provide good support and encouragement to any culinary experiments:)). He would actually finish the dish(unless it was just not edible). He would have his expert comments to make it better the next time but we could be sure that the dish would be well-appreciated. My daughter does a good job at it these days. With really strong tastes, she is my best critic but sometimes if she seems me a little disappointed then she would have praise flowing and her cut smile and simplicity is enough to make my day. I am sure all moms here would agree.
Coming back to my Garlic butter prawns, I am a huge fan of the garlic and this recipe brings out the flavors very well.
Prawns - 200 gms (de-shelled, de-veined and washed clean)
Onion - 1 (large , cut into thin slices)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder(Kashmiri) - 1 tsp(as per taste)
Garlic - 2 tsp(freshly minced)
Butter -1 tbsp
Oil -1 tbsp
Curry leaves - a handful
1-Take a pan and add in the oil. Now add the chopped onion and garlic. Saute till the garlic starts giving out a nice aroma.
2- Add in the washed and cleaned prawns and the curry leaves. Add the turmeric powder and Kashmiri chilli powder and mix well.
3- Cover and let cook for 5-7 minutes (do not add water as the prawns would give out a lot of water itself).
4- Open and let cook till the prawns and well-cooked and all the water dries up. Now add the butter and saute on low flame till the prawns turn golden brown. The onions and the little garlic masala that coats the shrimps are just too good. Garnish with a few fresh curry leaves.
Accompaniment : Goes best with plain rice