Kam Heong Prawns (Fragrance Prawns)

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500 g Tiger Prawns or large glass prawns
(trimmed off the feelers)
1 tbsp rice flour
10 pieces curry leaves
2 stalks lemongrass – bruise
3 tbsp curry powder (1 tbsp to marinade with the prawns)
2 tbsp butter

Sauce Ingredients
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
2-3 tbsp water
1 tsp salt

Minced finely ingredients
3 cloves garlic
4 shallots
5 chilli padi

2 tbsp dried shrimp (soaked till soft and minced coarsely)
1 tbsp tau cheong – mashed

1) Marinade prawns with rice flour and set aside for 30 minutes.
2) Heat wok with oil and deep fry prawns for 2 minutes, drained and set aside.
3) Melt butter in a saucepan and saute minced ingredient,tau cheong, lemongrass and curry leaves till aromatic. Add dried shrimp and stir fry till fragrant. Add in curry powder and stir briskly to combine evenly for 2 minutes. Add in pre-fried prawns and stir briefly, add sauce ingredients (add more water if you want more sauce). Stir around to coat the prawns and the mixture well.
4) Serve hot with rice.

Crispy Mash Potato With Shrimp

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Ingredients A
16 medium/big prawns (remove heads and shell except the tails)
1 tbsp corn flour
1/2 tsp each: Salt, pepper and chicken powder

Ingredients B
125 g rice flour/corn flour
350 g potato (peeled, steamed and mashed)
1 tsp chicken powder
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp pepper
A bit of salt and chicken powder
11/2 tbsp shredded chedder cheese
1 egg
1 tbsp olive oil

Ingredients C
80 g bread crumbs panko
6 tbsp rice flour
2 eggs – lightly beaten

1) Mix Ingredients A and marinate for 10-15 mins.
2) Combine Ingredients B evenly. Divide the mixture into 16 portions. With lightly greased hands, wrap the potato mixture around the prawns except the tail. Coat with rice flour, egg-wash and then bread crumbs.
3) Gently set coated prawns into hot oil on medium heat and fry till golden brown. Drain and arrange on serving plate. Serve hot with sweet and spicy sauce. The prawns should turn out with a crispy surface and soft insides.

Cucur Udang/Prawn Fritter

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Ingredients (A)
350 g prawns – chopped coarsely
2 red chillies
2 green chillies
1 big onion

Flour mixture
400 g crispy flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
Salt and pepper to taste
400 ml icy water

1) Mix flour mixture till thick and smooth, add in Ingredients (A) and stir to mix well.
2) Heat enough oil  for deep frying. Use a teaspoon to shape the batter from (1) into a ball shape. Alternately, use a small soup ladle, heat it in oil and place a scoop of the batter)
3) Deep fry in medium heat until golden brown. Drain well on kitchen paper and serve hot with spicy chilli sauce.

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Baked Prawns With Mashed Potato and Mozzarella Cheese

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10-12 big tiger prawns

2 – 3 potatoes – cut into cubes and steamed till soft- mashed
Salt, pepper to taste
1 onion – minced finely
1/2 egg white

Mozzarella cheese for topping
4 cooked salted egg yolks- mashed

1) Using a scissors, cut the shell at the back of the prawn in the centre. Do not cut the meat at this point of time, cut only the shell.
2) Using a sharp knife, slice through the meat but do not cut through the bottom of the shell.
3) You should be able to see the vein exposed. Use a toothpick to remove it. Arrange on a baking sheet.
4) In a mixing bowl, mixed the fillings ingredients, taste accordingly and adjust to your preference. Divide into 10-12 portions.
5) Place the portion on the individual prawns, topped with salted egg yolks and mozzarella cheese.
6) Baked for 10-15 minutes on pre heated oven 200 C or until prawns turns pink.
7) Serve hot.

Nasi Lemak With Sambal Ikan Billis and Prawns

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Ingredients for Nasi Lemak
4 cups rice
3-4 slices ginger
3 shallots – sliced
1 cup coconut milk – from 1 fresh coconut
5 cups water
2 pieces – Daun pandan – knotted
2 stalks lemongrass – bruised
3  pieces Daun Pandan – knotted

1) Wash rice and drained well. Set aside.
2) Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wok and saute lemongrass, onions, pandan leaf and ginger till aromatic, add in water and coconut milk and bring to a boil, add a tsp salt and stir to mix well.  Add in rice and mix to combine well, transfer to a rice cooker and let the rice cooker do the job.
3) Once rice is cooked, use a pair of chopstick to loosen up the rice. Covered wit a piece of banana leaf and close the cover.

Sambal Ingredients
150 g Ikan billis – washed and fry till crispy and set aside
150 g medium prawns – shelled and leave tail intact
1 big red onion – sliced
11/2  tbsp tamarind paste (mixed with 3 tbsp water)
50 ml water

Pounded ingredients
20 pieces dried chillies – soaked in hot water till soft
5 fresh red chillies
5 small chilli padi
1 inch ginger
6 shallots
1/2 red onion
4 cloves garlic
50 g fried ikan billis
50 ml water
1 tbsp oil

Sauce Ingrediets
1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
Salt and sugar to taste

1) Heat 2 tbsp oil in a wok and cooked blended ingredients till oil separates. Add in tamarind water and onions, stir to mix well and add a bit water if the gravy is too thick.
2) Add  in prawns and bring to a simmer till prawns is 1/2 cooked, add in the balance of fried ikan billis (100 g) and stir to combine well with the sambal. Season with sauce ingredients, taste accordingly and adjust to your preference.
3) Serve hot with cooked Nasi Lemak and topped with peanuts, ikan billis, cucumber , kuning fish or tomatoes.

Crispy BBQ Curry Prawn Fritters

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12-15 large prawns – shelled and deveined (pat dry)

Seasoning Ingredients
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp turmeric powder
11/2 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp McCormick Grill Mates Smokey Montreal Steak Seasoning
4 tbsp McCormick Grill Mates Vintage Smokehouse BBQ sauce
1 tbsp McCormick Grill Mates Chilli & Pepper BBQ Sauce
1 tsp minced fresh chilli
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp corn flour
1/2 egg white

2 tsp corn flour
1 egg
1 tsp rice flour
2 tbsp cake flour
1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup breadcrumbs
3 tbsp dessicated coconut
1 tbsp toasted sesame seed
1 tbsp minced curry leaves
1 tsp McCormick Italian Blend Grinder

1) Add prawns in a bowl, add in seasoning ingredients. Mix well and leave aside for 20 minutes.
2) In a separate bowl, add in batter ingredients and mix well, add in marinated prawns and leave aside.
3) In another big plate, mix coating ingredients well, coat marinated chicken with breadcrumbs mixture.
4) Deep fry prawns till crisp and golden. Drain well and serve hot with mayonnaise, tomato ketchup, Thai Sweet and Spicy sauce or Sambal Belacan.

Alternatively  you can use Air Fryer
1) Pre heat air fryer to 180 C. Line the basket of the air fryer with aluminium foil, arrange the prawns on the foil and lightly brushed with oil.
2) Air fry the prawns for 15 minutes or until crispy and golden. Serve hot with mayonnaise, tomato ketchup. Thai Sweet and Spicy Sauce or Sambal Belacan.

Crispy Thai Prawn Cake

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500 g prawns – shelled and deveined (minced finely)
1 small potato – steamed and mashed
1/2 egg white
1 tsp corn flour

Coating Ingredients
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup Nestum cereal
2 tbsp dessicated coconut

Seasoning Ingredients
2 tbsp minced finely cilantro stem
3 cloves garlic – minced finely
11/2 tbsp dessicated coconut
1 tsp white pepper
3 small shallots – minced
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp baking powder
Salt to taste

1) Add minced prawns in a big mixing bowl and slam on the sides a few times till a bit sticky (like making fish paste).
2) Add in seasoning ingredients, mashed potato, egg white and corn flour. Combine and mix together well with the prawn paste to form a smooth paste. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes.
3) Place coating ingredients in big plate. Shape prawn mixture into small disc (shape to your preference), flatten a  bit and roll each patty in bread crumbs mixture.
4) Gently place it into hot oil, do not overcrowd as the prawn cake will puff up. Fry till both sides are crisp and golden brown.
5) Drain well and serve hot with Thai Spicy Sweet sauce or Sambal Belacan.


Sweet Sambal Chilli Prawns Quiche

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Pastry Ingredients
120 g butter – cut into small cube
250 g All Purpose plain flour
1 tbsp toasted sesame seed

1 tomato – slice thinly into rings

1) Rub butter with flour till resemble breadcrumbs. Add in sesame seed and a bit of water at a time and knead to form a soft dough, Wrap with cling wrap and chill for 1 hour.
2) Roll out thw chilled dough and line a 9 inch quiche pan. Prick the base with a fork, line with aluminium foil and fill with beans.
3) Bake in pre heated oven 180 C for5-30 minutes. Remove the aluminium foil and beans. Put in the prawns fillings, tomato into the quiche shell. Pour in the custard.
4) Put the quiche back to oven and baked for a further 30 minutes at 180 C.

Custard Fillings
2 eggs
180 ml whipping cream
Salt to taste
A dash of black pepper

1) Whisk the eggs and add in the whipping cream, season with salt and pepper. Whisk till well combined and sieve to remove any lumps.

Sambal Prawns Fillings
1 tbsp butter
1/2 onion – chopped finely
200 g prawns – shelled and deveined
1 packet Prima Nonya Sambal
1 packet Prima Sambal Chilli
1 tsp Meat curry powder
50  ml water
1 sprig curry leaves

1) Heat butter in a pan, saute the onion until soft, add the curry powder, Sambal Chilli and Nonya Sambal, stir to well mixed over low heat for 3 seconds. Add in prawns, stir to mix well and saute till just cooked.

Steamed Stuffed Capsicum With Prawns, Egg Tofu And Quail Egg In Vegetarian Sauce (Shitake Mushroom)

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5 capsicums (red, yellow, green colour – it’s to your preference)
2 tubes Egg Tofu
200 g prawns – minced finely
150 g minced chicken breast meat
1/2 egg white
1 tbsp corn flour

Salt to taste
Pinch of pepper
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp chicken powder
1 tsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp Woh Hup Vegetarian Sauce (Shitake Mushroom Lower Salt)

Sauce Ingredients
150 ml chicken broth
1 tbsp Woh Hup Vegetarian Sauce (Shitake Mushroom Lower Salt)

1 tsp corn flour (mixed with 1 tbsp water)
Some wolfberry
5-6 quail eggs

1) Wash capsicums and cup into cups form.  Remove seeds and rinse well. Drained and set aside.
2) In a mixing bowl, add in minced prawns meat, chicken meat, tofu and seasonings, mixed till well combined. Stuff mixture in capsicum cups, make a well in the center and add with a quail egg. Steam over rapidly boiling water for 20 minutes.
3) In a small pot, bring sauce ingredients to a boil, adjust taste to your preference. Thicken with corn starch.
4) Arrange steamed capsicum on serving plate, ladle the gravy over it and sprinkle with some wolfberry. Serve hot.

Pan Grilled Spicy and Tangy Prawns

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15 Medium large prawns – cleaned
3 tbsp Tom Yum Paste
1 tbsp honey
3 tbsp corn oil

3 tbsp butter/margerine
1 stalk spring onion – chopped

1) Wash and drain prawns
2) Rub 3 tbsp oil and Tom Yum Paste with honey all over prawns and leave to marinade for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour.
3) Heat 3 tbsp butter in a pan. When butter is smoking, place prawns around the pan and grilled prawns till both sides turn pink. (takes about 5 minutes).
4) Transfer to serving plate and topped with chopped spring onions. Serve hot.