Thursday, 30 January 2014

Quick Butterfly Prawns On A Bed Of Rocket Leaves

Prawns and rocket are a match made in heaven. I've tried lots of combinations of spices for pan fried prawns and I've found the Indian method of using turmeric and chilly powder to be the best.

Quick starter salad of butterfly prawns on a bed of rocket leaves
Quick Butterfly Prawns on a Bed of Rocket Leaves

Jumbo prawns deveined and butterflied in its shell
turmeric powder
chilly powder
salt to taste
store bought garlic butter (lurpak)
lemon wedges for garnishing

Marinate the prawns with salt, turmeric and chilly powder. I haven't given quantities here so you can choose how spicy or how yellow you wish the dish to turn out. For any new cooks out there, I would use not more than a half a teaspoon of each depending on the quantity of prawns.

Heat a little oil in a pan. Then add the garlic butter. Lurpak makes garlic butter sticks that I always buy and keep in my freezer. Adding the oil to the butter prevents the butter from burning. Fry the prawns till they become opaque, indicating they are cooked.

Wash the rocket leaves and assemble on a plate. Place the cooked prawns on top and garnish with a lemon wedge.