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Succulent prawns fried in olive oil with caramelised garlic. A recipe with roots!

Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

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IngredientsServes: 2

  • 12-16 raw unpeeled prawns, medium sized (I prefer tiger prawns)
  • 6 cloves garlic (unpeeled)
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

MethodPrep:6min ›Cook:2min ›Ready in:8min

  1. Rinse the prawns with cold water. Let them drain in a colander.
  2. Press the garlic cloves with the blade of a knife. You do this in order to release the flavours when you fry the garlic.
  3. Fry the garlic for approximately 5 minutes on a low heat in the olive oil. The olive oil will acquire the garlic flavour. After 5 minutes you turn the garlic cloves on the other side.
  4. Turn up the heat to high. Put the prawns in the pan and and spread the prawns over the bottom. Every prawn should make full contact with the bottom of the pan. Fry them until their colour changes to pink at the bottom side. When the colour changes you turn them on the other side. The prawns are ready when you feel resistance after pressing them. Serve immediately.
  5. Serve the prawns with the garlic cloves and sprinkle the garlic flavoured oil over them. Serve with bread, risotto or a pasta dish.

Cook's note

Don't overcook the prawns. They will be dry and hard to peel. They shouldn't be to raw either because you will risk food poisoning. You can tell if they are ready by testing the resistance as explained before.

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A popular delicacy in Chinese cuisine, the pan fried dumplings recipe comes in many different variations.

What fillings can I use for the pan fried dumplings?

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As for the oil, you can choose between any vegetable oil with neutral flavor or butter. Most Chinese restaurants use vegetable oil to pan-fried the shrimps.

Here are the steps:

  • Pour two tablespoons of vegetable oil into the frying pan.
  • Add the shrimps to the pan while the oil is not too hot. Increase the heat gradually to medium. The shrimps tend to stick to the pan if you add them into the very hot oil.
  • Sear the shrimps on both sides, each side about a minute over medium heat. (Larger shrimps need 1 1/2 minutes). Do not move the shrimps around the pan while searing.
  • When the shrimps are about 70% cooked, add the minced garlic and scallion. Saute until it turns aromatic. By now, the shrimps should have cooked and turned opaque. Do not overcook the shrimps as they will become tough and rubbery.
  • Before you add the sauce, check if there is too much oil in the pan. Should you think you do not want it to be too oily, Remove part of the oil before adding the sauce.
  • Add the sauce to the shrimps. Stir-fried the shrimps until the sauce starts to dry out and form a coating on the shrimps&rsquo surface.
  • Dish up and garnish with chopped scallions.

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1 sliced onion
¼ cup sliced green peppers
Oil for frying

For Batter
2 tablespoons plain flour (maida)
3 tablespoons corn flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon grated garlic

For Sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
2-3 sliced green chilli
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1.5 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon chilli sauce (optional)
1 teaspoon tomato ketchup (or sugar)

For Garnishing
2 stalks finely chopped spring onions

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