October 28, 2010

Orange prawn

I love prawns, easy to cook and very tasty. I enjoy the fact that how I can combine it with different spices and cook it up in different gravies. Moreover it is so little time taking (except the cleaning part). Therefore, it is no wonder that I cook it often. For some time I was planning to cook prawn in a tangy orange sauce. Originally I had got this idea while browsing thought internet searching for interesting prawn recipes. But then I lost the links as I have this habit of never bookmarking the recipes. It was only a vague idea somewhere in the back of my mind that stayed. And then finally a few weeks ago I decided a recipe of my own, gathered the ingredients and prepared the dish. It was special for the festive occasion. And I was pleasantly surprised with the result. It was better than expected. The prawns in the fresh tangy orange sauce with a hint of spiciness were delectable Served with boiled veggies, it made a delicious and simple to cook dinner.

You can print the recipe for your kitchen here:  PRINTABLE RECIPE

(Serves two)

250g prawns
1sp garlic paste
1sp ginger paste
1sp orange zest
Juice of 1 orange
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 sp ‘hot & sweet’ sauce
Chili oil
Rice bran oil
Freshly ground pepper


1. De-shell and de-vein the prawns. Take care to not remove the tails.
2. Heat chili oil in a wok and fry the prawns until golden.
3. Mix the orange juice with soy sauce and ‘hot & sweet’ sauce.
4. In the same wok, heat a little of rice bran oil.
5. Add ginger garlic paste and orange zest.
6. Fry on medium heat for a couple of minutes.
7. Add the mixture of orange juice and sauces.
8. Simmer the gravy for 5-6 mins.
9. Season with freshly ground pepper and salt.
10. In a serving dish put the fried prawns and then pour the gravy over it.

Try to use fresh orange juice to have a natural fresh tangy sweet taste.

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