Woo more seafood tonight!!
Decided to make crumbed prawns and crispy prawn heads mmmmm.. nose to tail eating, seafood style!
The crumbed prawns were yummy although I couldn’t get the sides of the prawn to brown more. Nevertheless, it tasted delicious with some thousand island dressing I made by mixing mayonnaise, tomato sauce and a bit of chilli powder. Here’s a photo to tantalize your senses 🙂
So the recipe is pretty simple. If you’ve made chicken schnitzels before, you can do this easily. I also added in some parsley for that extra flavour.
500 gm prawns peeled, leaving the tails
Handful of breadcrumbs
Handful of plain flour
1 beaten egg
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
Around 6-8 leaves of parsley finely chopped
3 tbsp oil
- Mix bread crumbs with parsley, salt and pepper
- Take a prawn, coat in the flour, remove any excess by shaking it lightly
- Immerse into the egg mixture. Make sure it is fully soaked by the egg
- Coat in the bread crumb mixture.. We want all that flavour to stick to the prawn!
- Repeat for all the prawns placing them evenly on a plate (we don’t want them to be on top of each other or they might stick together
- Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat
- Place prawns in one by one. Here’s a tip: because they curl inwards, you want to place the inward side of the prawn into the pan first so that at least it’ll get some browning.
- After they’ve been frying away for around 1-2 minutes, flip them. You may want to check them regularly, we don’t want them to burn!
- After they’ve browned evenly take them out and place on a paper towel. Yumm
- To make the thousand island dressing, mix a squirt of mayonnaise with some tomato sauce and chilli powder. You can squeeze a bit of lemon juice in as well for extra tang.
Note: you can add finely grated lemon zest into the bread crumb mixture for extra fragrance and flavour
Here’s a picture of the prawn heads I fried off as well. I got the idea from this blog
And they do look like those face huggers from the alien movies!!