Monday, September 17, 2012

I cooked: Garlic Buttered Prawns with Tomato and Coriander (MasterChef)

What is your favorite seafood ingredient in the kitchen? Other than the obvious scallops, *ahem* I also love cooking with prawns. We are fortunate that we can get fresh prawns quite easily in KL. Not only are prawns very tasty, they cook very quickly so they make a fast, easy meal. Depending on their size they can cook in under a minute - once the flesh turns pink after cooking, you know it's done.



Last week, I made this garlic buttered prawns with tomato and coriander for our lunch. It was easy to prepare, and very delicious. The addition of lime and tomatoes gave it a nice zing while the chilli gives it a little heat - I couldn't get enough of the sauce and mopped it all up with the bread. You can serve this as an appetizer or tapas-style dish if you're throwing a dinner party. The recipe suggests serving it with fresh bread or tortillas, but it works just as well with regular toast.






Garlic Buttered Prawns with Tomato and Coriander
Recipe adapted from MasterChef Australia -Western Star
Preparation time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking time: less than 5 minutes
Serves 2-3 as an entree or tapas style dish


Ingredients
40g butter
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped / minced
200g king prawns, peeled and deveined, with tails intact
1 small red chilli, finely sliced (optional)
1 tomato, finely chopped
Finely grated zest and juice of 1/2 lime
1/4 cup coriander leaves, torned

1. In a large frying pan over medium high heat, melt butter until foamy. Add garlic and fry for 1 minute until golden brown. Add the chilli and prawns, tossing until the prawn are almost cooked through - about 1 minute.

2. Add tomatoes, lime juice and zest and coriander, cook, tossing for 1 minute.

3. Serve prawns immediately in the pan with fresh bread or tortillas and let guests help themselves.(I served on a regular plate with some toast)




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*This recipe was featured on Asian Food Channel's Facebook page on 17 Sept 2012.

Full set of photos can be viewed on my Facebook page here. 

38 comments:

  1. Oooo...I can do this with my last packet of giant sea prawns that my cousin brought me from KK. Looks great!

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  2. This looks easy and delicious!! I love all your prawn and scallop postings, makes me drool :p

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    1. Hehe I love easy recipes... esp for lunch, when I just want to eat quickly so I got time to finish my chores.

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  3. Garlic and prawn.. the combo would be spot on... Happy to follow u... do visit my space.

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    1. Hi Vimitha, thanks so much for visiting my blog and dropping me a comment. Will be visiting yr blog after this.

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  4. Love the way you presented this dish... just like the professionals :D

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    1. OH that's a really nice compliment, thanks so much!

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  5. You really do love your prawns! Gorgeous presentation too. :D

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    1. Thanks Kelly. I am quite predictable, like the same few things LOL!

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  6. Love prawns. not fattening at all :P haha

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    1. Haha yes! And also read that the cholestrol in prawns is the good one, not the bad one so it's OK to eat it in moderation.

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  7. I'm crazy about garlic butter on anything but especially seafood! :D

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    1. Another fav recipe of mine is cooking prawns with garlic butter and curry leaves. Simple but good! It allows the natural sweetness of the prawns to shine through.

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  8. Temptingly delicious ! Would love to have some of this right now ! :D

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    1. You got prawns? Can cook in under 10mins LOL!

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  9. Best way to eat fresh seafood - with flavourful herbs and lime, yum! Dunno why, it suddenly reminds of Sydney's fish market - hv you been there before, Yen? I think you will love it, being a seafood lover that you are :)

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    1. I've never been to Sydney, but have heard so much about that beautiful place. Hopefully I will get to visit it in the coming year... *hint hint Hubby* ;P

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  10. Hmm, sound yummy, I think top this prawn on pasta also yummy !

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    1. Yes, I love to top prawns on pasta too!

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  11. extra points for peeling the prawns! love the convenience for the diner, heheh :D

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    1. Haha yes, most of the time I peel them before I cook them but they are some ocassions when I leave them whole such as when I am steaming. It gives the illusion that the prawns are larger when the shells are still on. Hehe.

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  12. oh, talking about seafood, i love crabs,clams, squids, prawns too!i like the way how you present your dish, very tapas style and also like the simplicity of the recipe!

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    1. I also like crabs, squids and clams but usually I eat this in restaurants! Hehe. Prawns I like to cook at home cos it's easy!

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  13. I think I can finish the whole plate by my own! Hehehe.

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    1. Hehe this is easy to make.. can try try!

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  14. your family is very lucky... all that glorious food, somemore presented in such artistic presentation...drools.... :D

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    1. Aww thanks! I'm sure your son enjoys all your cooking too.

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  15. Looks very fresh and nice. Would love to try it ;-)

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    1. I think you can prepare this for dinner, even after work, cos it's a very fast and easy dish!

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  16. Hi Baby Sumo, your garlic prawns look really delicious. I bring tortillas to share with you. :)
    Very nice presentation too.

    Have a nice week ahead.

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  17. Lovely recipe! We have some prawns from the fishing village. Will cook it over the weekend...and of course throw in some scallops (which I restocked over the weekend:D)

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  18. Sorry, took me such a long time to leave a comment here. Have been so busy looking at the hotels in KL & Johor & planning for my itinerary with friends. Sent an email to you, Quay Po, Sonia & Joyce(Kitchen Flavours) this morning, please check!

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    1. Oh, forgot to say that both scallops & prawns are also my favourite!

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  19. lovely presentation..very professional. Looks like they tasted awesome !!

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    1. Thanks Amrita! Yea I love the taste of this dish, very appetizing!

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  20. Drooling!!!! Love prawns and this looks amazing.

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