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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fried Prawns with Salted Egg Yolks

                  I love this dish and this dish was not something I learnt.  I ate this dish at a get together at a Church function and I tried to replicate same and having learnt how to make Mooncakes long time ago, I incorporated how to "treat" the Salted Egg Yolks to take the dish to a notch higher and I was glad my first attempt to cook it was not bad and yes, I cant believe that it was a year ago; so much time has passed and it is a sin that I havent made it again.  Well I have bought the Salted Eggs and the Prawns; have to do it real soooon. 

              Finally I made this again for tonite's dinner.



          "A"

          700 gm                     Prawns
            1/2 teasp                 Black Pepper powder
            1/4 teasp                 Salt
            A little                     Corn Flour
               4 Tablesp             Oil

           "B"

               2 Tablesp             Butter
               5 pips                   Garlic, chopped
               2 sprigs                 Curry Leaves
             12                           Chilli Padi
               5                           Salted Egg YOLKS
               1 Tablesp              Water.

            Method
  1. Preheat oven at 170 degrees Centrigrade for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove the salted egg Yolks.  Use a paper towel & blot off any excess egg whites.  Toss them with 1/2 teasp Sesame Oil.  Place them on a lightly greased baking tray & bake them at Preheated oven at 170 degrees Centrigrade For 5 Minutes Only. Remove from oven & mash them with a fork.
  3. Make a slit on the side of the prawns and devein and trim the feelers and shells; leave the shells & head intact.  Wash & dry them well with paper towels. Sprinkle 1/4 teasp of Salt on the prawns.
  4. Heat 4 Tablesp Oil in a frying pan.  JUST before throwing the prawns in the hot oil, sprinkle some cornflour & Black Pepper; mix them well & toss the prawns into the hot oil.  Stir fry the prawns until they change colour - about 5 minutes [Do not over cook the prawns and enjoy the aroma :)] dish them out.  The oil that is left in the pan; well use that for frying the veg for the nite's dinner as they have so much flavour in it.
  5. Remove the oil from the frying pan and add in 2 Tabsp of Butter. Once butter starts to melt add in the garlic, chilli padi & curry leaves [squash the curry leaves just before adding to the frying pan in order to release the aroma from the leaves] & stir fry for 2 - 3 minutes.
  6. Add in the mashed Egg Yolks & 1 Tablesp of water; stir fry for a minute then add in the pre fried prawns & stir fry for another minute.  Check for seasoning; you may need to add a little salt.  Dish out and enjoy.
                       Comment:-

                          Just take note that butter burns easily.  If you like you can add a wee bit of oil, from the oil that you fried the prawns, together with the 2 Tabsp of Butter.

                      Till my next post, xoxo, Ophelia.

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