Sunday, March 18, 2012

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Working Woman's Speedy Prawns

Things have a way of piling up on the weekends and one needs to have some quick, speedy recipes at hand. Especially when one has to spend more time on preparation than cooking. This is one such recipe. Throw it together and serve it up on busy days. You could also serve it to kick off a party.

The Recipe

18 tiger prawns, washed, deveined, heads removed- retain tails for decoration; 1 Maggi soup cube dissolved in 2 tbsp hot water; 1/2 tsp white pepper powder; 2 flakes crushed garlic; 1 1/2 tsp cornflour mixed in 1 1/2 cup water; 2 tbsp olive oil; coriander leaves for garnishing.

Heat olive oil in a large non stick pan and stir fry crushed garlic for a minute until golden brown. Add the prawns and cook till pink and curled up. Pour in the dissolved soup cube and stir well. Next lower flame and quickly stir in the mixed cornflour. Keep on heat until the mixture thickens and begins to simmer. Keep stirring gently for 1 minute. Add seasoning- white pepper powder and salt if required. Transfer to serving plate and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with noodles.

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