Friday, December 4, 2009

Jumbo sauteed prawns

When I get absolutely fresh prawns, this is one of the nicest ways to enjoy prawns. Don't bury it in any sauce and gravy. A quick preparation that locks in all the flavours and retains the juicy quality of the prawns.

Jumbo prawns - peeled and deveined (400 gms)

Marinate the prawns in a bit of lime juice, salt and a few drops of oyster sauce /soy sauce and keep for about 5 minutes.

Onion - 1 finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp

In a wok, heat about a tsp of oil, add the onion, saute well till brown, add the ginger garlic paste and the turmeric and chilly powders. when that is done, add the prawns and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes.

The prawns are done !!!! Garnish with chopped mint leaves and serve hot.


  1. That looks positively scrumptious.. too bad you are not my neighbour. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow, these look amazing. I'm sure my fiance and I would love them.Thanks

  3. Sounds delicious. Would adding spring onions compromise the taste in any way?

  4. @ Nostalgia - :)

    @ Shama - thanks

    @ the Ancient Digger - let me know when you try it out...

    @ Catherine - thanks for the comment

    @ dreamer - spring onions are a great idea instead of the mint leaves. Both together may not be that great.