King Prawn Recipe
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It's unlikely that you have a tandoor at home but our recipe will produce tandoori style
prawns by cooking at a high heat.
We cooked this recipe in a pan but it is equally good cooked with skewers over a hot barbecue.
6 to 8 minutes
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|Prawns (see Cook's Notes
below), shelled and deveined
|Butter (salted or unsalted)
|3cm (1 in) cube
|Salt and pepper to taste
|From 1 medium lemon
|Yellow food colouring
|Red food colouring
The prawns can marinate in the refrigerator over night if you want to prepare this
recipe in advance. The longer marinating will improve the flavour.
Our recipe calls for King Prawns but other types of prawns or shrimps can used instead. The
bigger the prawn / shrimp the longer the cooking time.
The cooking time for prawns depends on a few factors. Fresh prawns should be shelled,
deveined and cooked for around six to eight minutes.
Frozen prawns are often pre cooked and ready for eating. In this case, they should be
defrosted in the refrigerator and then cooked for about 2 minutes. Just enough to warm them
through. They can be defrosted while they are in the marinade.
The basic rule is read the packet if you are using frozen prawns. It will have clear
instructions on defrosting and cooking times.
Two interesting facts about prawns: they have ten legs; they live for four years, the first
three as male and in the last year they change into females!
Large frying pan or pan
Peel and finely chop the garlic cloves.
Peel and finely grate the ginger.
Add all the ingredients, except the butter and prawns, to a bowl. Mix this together well
with a fork.
Add the prawns and stir them in gently. Cover and leave the prawns to marinate for at
least 45 minutes.
Remove the prawns from the marinade.
|Place a largish pan on a medium high heat and put the butter in the pan.
When the butter has melted add the marinade liquid but not the prawns. Stir
frequently and cook for three minutes. Add the prawns. If they are frozen pre-cooked
then cook for a further 2 minutes. If fresh prawns, cook for 6 minutes.
|This prawn dish is designed to be served as a starter. Remove the prawns
with a slotted spoon and serve in a small dish on a bed of lettuce with lemon slices at
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