Crumbed prawns

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 🙂

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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.

Ingredients

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

Steps

  1. Mix bread crumbs with parsley, salt and pepper
  2. Take a prawn, coat in the flour, remove any excess by shaking it lightly
  3. Immerse into the egg mixture. Make sure it is fully soaked by the egg
  4. Coat in the bread crumb mixture.. We want all that flavour to stick to the prawn!
  5. 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
  6. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. After they’ve browned evenly take them out and place on a paper towel. Yumm
  10. 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.
  11. Enjoy!

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

http://simonfoodfavourites.blogspot.com.au/2010/02/home-cooking-alien-prawn-head-crispies.html

And they do look like those face huggers from the alien movies!!

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