Saturday, September 19, 2009

Butter Prawn (奶油虾)

This is my first time cooking Butter Prawn at home. Usually I just order Butter Prawn from Dim Sum place.Recently I bought a box of 4 pounds shrimp with head on (attached) from Chinatown and would love take this opportunity to make famous Malaysia's Butter Prawn .Well,I didn't use egg yolk and milk in my cooking..why bother? By the way the egg yolk after fried is too dry to eat and it's for display purpose only,I think..To my surprised I was happy with the result!! scrumptious and delicious Butter Prawn which I love and miss very much!

1 lb prawn with head on,trimmed and washed
1/4 cup corn flour+1 tsp salt
4-5 tbsp butter
2 sprig curry leaves ,washed
1 whole red pepper,sliced
1 tsp chicken bouillon powder
1 tsp sugar
1 cup oil for frying
1:Heat oil in fryer at medium high heat.Coat flour mixture with clean prawns,shake off excess flour before place into the fryer.Do not over crowded the prawns in the fryer.fry till lightly golden brown,dish out and drain.
2:Heat large skillet at medium low heat,add butter,curry leave,cut red pepper,chicken bouillon powder and sugar.Quickly add in cooked prawns into the skillet and toss all the ingredients well combined.
3:Dish out and serve warm as appetizer or main dish.


Anonymous said...

Hello, I am Shida from healthykitchen... I really love your blog! so many good recipes to try out.. really! this butter prawn is definitely on my list. thanks for sharing.. :D

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

My kids love my way of butter prawn, I use evaporated cream to cook a lot of gravy, not dried type.Anyway, your butter prawn look delicious too.

petite nyonya said...

Wah, so delicious! I love prawns but never tried this dish before. Always have it in a restaurant. There is another type which uses Nestum right? I have the recipe but haven't had the time to try. Been busy lately :(

Palidor said...

They look sooo tasty!

Sunshine said...

yummy...Once again I wish I was your neighbour!I loveeee this kind of prawns...I need to try this.

ICook4Fun said...

This is my fav way of eating prawns. Heat, tails all still attached :) I normally cook this with a bit of evaporated milk.

Anonymous said...

YUM! You are a fantastic cook! Thanks so much for sharing so many great photos and recipes! Regards, Kate (homesick Malaysian in Australia here! lol)

tigerfish said...

Finger-licking good, it must be.

My Asian Kitchen said...

Hi Shida,thank you for your kinds word:) Hope to see you again soon:p

Thanks! must remember to add evaporate milk next next I cook this dish again! but I like mine crispy and crunchy ,can eat the head too!

petite nonya:
Thanks! yea,I heard so much about cereal shrimp,must cook one day soon! In fact just bought a apack of crispy cereal ...keluaran Malaysia lor! I know you been busy vacationing! hope you have a good time!


bila nak pindah kat sini? i'm waiting! lol! actually whatever I cook (mean asian cooking) I have to eat it alone,no one to share lor! sometimes I have to eat the same dish for days:(

I realised I didn't add evaporated milk when i was cooking..if I open a can of evaporated milk I think at the end it's also masuk trash after sitting months in fridge..maybe I should use regular milk...never mind la next time I cook again..

Thank you for dropping by and your kinds word:) hope to see you again soon:p

hmmmm like KFC right? finger lick gud!lol!

noobcook said...

I like this. I think I will keep licking the shells :D

Anonymous said...

Looks good to eat. Can I come over
to your place and try it since you
eat alone. So sad-eh? The more people the merrier, right?

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

Oh my , I love this dish so much , yours look very aromatic and crispy , thanks for sharing

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