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Quick-fried Prawns with Hot Spices

Recipe #: 5  |  Submitted By: sshek  |  Last Modified: 11 Nov 2007

Description: These spicy prawns are stir-fried in moments to make a wonderful starter. Don't forget that you will need to provide your guests with finger bowls.

Servings: 4

Quick-fried Prawns with Hot Spices
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Ingredients for Quick-fried Prawns with Hot Spices

 450g/1lb large raw prawns

 2.5cm/1in fresh root ginger, grated

 2 garlic cloves, crushed

 5ml/1 tsp hot chilli powder

 5ml/l tsp ground tumeric

 10ml/2 tsp black mustard seeds from 4 green cardamom pods, crushed

 50g/2oz/4 tbsp ghee or butter

 120ml/4fl oz/½ cup coconut mulk

 salt and ground black pepper

 30-45ml/2-3 tbsp chopped fresh coriander, to garnish

 naan bread, to serve

Directions for Quick-fried Prawns with Hot Spices

1. Peel the prawns carefully, leaving the tails attached.

2. Using a small sharp knife, make a slit along the back of each prawn and remove the dark vein. Rinse under cold running water, drain and pat dry.

3. Put the ginger, garlic, chilli powder, turmeric, mustard seeds and cardamom seeds in a bowl. Add the prawns and toss to coat completely with spice mixture.

4. Heat a wok until hot. Add the ghee or butter and swirl it around until foaming.

5. Add the marinated prawns and stir-fry for 1-1½ minutes until they are just turning pink.

6. Stir in the coconut milk and simmer for 3-4 minutes until the prawns are just cooked through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle over the coriander and serve at once with naan bread.

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