It has been a long time since we got some fresh prawns. I am very particular about sea-food and if it not very very fresh, I never buy them..
My friend had gone to a market which was more than an hour's drive from our place, as she had a party, and she got me some prawns and fish ...So I thought I would make something special. This was a curry that I had some years back at a restaurant and the colours and taste stayed with me.
I have managed to passably recreate that taste..
Jumbo prawns - 1/2 kg (shelled, deveined with the tail intact)
Marinate the prawns for 1/2 an hour in
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Soy sauce - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste(be careful since the soy is salty)
Dried Thyme - 1/2 tsp
Coat the marinated prawns (separate the marinade) in
Flour - 1/2 tsp
Paprika - 1/2 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Shallow fry the coated prawns. Keep aside
For the gravy,
Onion - 1 (finely diced)
Tomato - 1 (finely diced)
Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Soy sauce- 1/2 tsp
Oregano - 1/2 tsp
Salt - if needed
Saute the onions, garlic paste, tomatoes,once they go soft and the oil comes on top, add the chilli powder,soy sauce and the oregano. Now add the prawns and steam for about 3-5 minutes.
Garnish with lemon juice - 1/2 tsp, ground black pepper and coriander (optional).
Great combination with jeera pulao or lemon rice.