Day 29 – Garlic and chilli prawns

My family have always been a great lover of garlic prawns – my mum always used to cook them in a garlicy, buttery cream sauce.

I have made them this way for years and I still love them like this to this day.

However, I have also tried lots of others too – and due to my love for chilli – this version is one of my favourites:

Garlic and chilli prawns 

 

  • 1 1/2 tbs olive oil
  • 4 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 red chillis, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 medium tomatoes, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 24 individual raw/green prawns (use the largest variety you can find) – remove shells
  • 100ml of chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 6 tbs of ricotta cheese

Method

Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add garlic and chillies and a pinch or two of salt and cook, stirring for 1 minute, but don’t let the garlic burn.

Add the prawns and cook for 1 minute each side, or until golden. Remove garlic, chilli and prawns from pan and set aside.

Place pan back over medium-high heat and add tomatoes, stock and herbs. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes or until sauce has reduced. Add prawns back to pan and toss well to coat.

To serve, spinkle with the ricotta cheese.

You can serve this alone, for a starter, or make it more substancial by adding your favourite pasta in at the end.

Stay tuned for the final recipe in The Inspiration Challenge – Tagine Chicken!

Be Inspired~

Lisa

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About Lisa Mary Foreman @ Uforic Food

I'm the creator Uforic Food - a blog compiled by three journalists whose talents lie in telling fabulous food stories. I'm on a journey to prove you can be healthy and passionate about food at the same time. Ruza lives in the city and is all about sharing her urban food experiences. Laura is the domestic goddess of the group and loves all things food, family and from the heart. Join us at the Uforic Food table where we share recipes, reviews, and all things food. If you'd like to get in touch, email me at lisamary@uforicfood.com

Posted on November 29, 2010, in 30 recipes in 30 days, Pasta, Recipes, Seafood and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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