Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Shrimply Delicious, Chili-Garlic Prawn

Some days are such, I want dinner made under 10 minutes. This does not necessarily mean I pop in the microwave a TV dinner. By now, you know my habit of cooking fresh and homemade and from-the-scratch. Well, its not really a myth to do all that in 10 minutes. Or 20 maybe.

IMG_0816 Here is something that will give Rachael Ray a run for her money – my Chili-Garlic Prawn, with an approximate cook time of 10.

Ingredients for Chili-Garlic Prawn are:

IMG_0794 10 large shrimps, remove shell, keep tail and devein. I used the black colossal tiger shrimps from St. Lawrence Market.

For the marinade: 
3 tablespoons dark soy sauce
3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 heaped tablespoon cornstarch
Pinch of black pepper powder
Pinch of sugar
White of 1 egg

Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl and dunk the shrimps in it. Keep for 20-30 minutes. IMG_0801


For the sauce:
1 medium size onion, yellow or red, cut into quarters and petals separated
5-6 fat cloves of garlic, sliced
3-4 green chilies, sliced
3 tablespoons Sambal Oelek
2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
1 teaspoon white vinegar
Pinch of sugar
3+3 tablespoons canola oil

Heat half the oil in a Chinese wok. Remove the prawns from the marinade and shallow fry them in the hot oil, turning them mid way. Give each side of the shrimp about 2-3 minutes in the heat, so that its tail curl up and it turns pink. Do this in batches if your wok is small. Keep them aside.

Start with a clean wok to make the sauce and finish the dish. Heat the remaining oil and add the garlic and green chilies. Sauté for a couple of minutes without turning the garlic brown. Toss in the onions. Sweat them on high for 3-4 minutes. IMG_0808 IMG_0810
In a bowl, mix together the tomato ketchup, sambal oelek, soy sauce, and sugar. Pour it on the onions, etc. Give it a good stir and let it cook for 3-4 minutes on high heat. Check the seasoning and adjust accordingly. Add the vinegar. I did not add any salt to my dish as all the sauces have ample salt in them.

IMG_0811 Now add the prawns to the sauce. Coat them well, cook for 2-3 minutes in the sauce and turn the heat off. Serve immediately with steamed rice or a fried rice you like.

Now who was keeping the time?


Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Wow - such a yummy dish in 10 min! Yummo! Are you entertaining guests - can I come ?

GB said...

You sure gave RR a run for her money--I'll take your spicy prawns over her's any day! --In the woman's words--> Deeelish!

PS: I love your garlic-keeper. I'm sooooooo stealing that idea, thy're currently hidden from view in basket in a shelf...I'm putting them in a pretty ceramic container too!

Satrupa said...

Under 10 mnts with Pree ..... how does that sound gurl ?
Rachel ...... Ruuuuuunnnnn !! Our very own Pree is here :-)
Luv the chili garlic prawns. So are you clicking wit ur new cam ?

? said...

Looks delicious and works for us with Chicken and bell peppers too!

Silence Sings said...

Slurppppppppppppppppp.... i always jump for the recipes which take the minimum time....bookmarked....

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said...

This is as good as it can get..I cant name one item which I dun like..totally my kind of shrimp stir fry!

Sassy Fork said...

Got to make this....looks super yum!

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Prawns look so delicious. You have just created a delicacy within 10 minutes. Excellent!

Hamaree Rasoi

Sayantani said...
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Sayantani said...

Chinese rannar eta baddo subidhe ki sundor taratari hoe jay.
darun hoeche. ami majhe majhe dm seddho die ei bhabe egg banai.

Priya said...

Omg, just drooling here..very inviting chilli garlic prawns..

sangeeta said...

Yummy is the word ....

The sprouting garlic pod looks so cute ...

jjs said...

i really liked the recipe, wat to use if sambal is not there.

PreeOccupied said...

JJS, I said this on Facebook, so will just copy-paste it here:

Sambal Oelek is a bottled condiment made of red chilies and oil. Its an Indonesian/Thai/Malay style sauce, you should find it in big department stores in India. If you are in Delhi, try the INA Market. Its not high on the heat scale. If you don't find it where you live, substitute it with red chili sauce. Here is the brand of sambal oelek I get: http://www.hotsauce.com/Huy-Fong-Sambal-Oelek-Chili-Paste-p/1110sb.htm

Satya Raj said...

Thanks for the recepie...yesterday my hubby brought these prawns...n i didnt know wat to do with the....now i'll try ur method....u can imagine its so tempting that while reading the recepie i m already salivating............