Thursday, April 24, 2008

Butter Prawns Recipe


I love butter prawn but never knew how to make them. That is until My Kitchen Snippet post it on her blog and boy was I happy! If only I had known how easy it is to make them much much earlier, I could have impressed my mom with my cooking talent. lol!



Here is my version of the recipe which I mostly just copy and paste with a little bit of different ingredients since I used whatever was available in my fridge and I add/subtract stuff that I like to have more/less.

500gm fresh prawns
3 tbsp corn flour
2 tbsp butter
1/2 can evaporated milk (I didn have any so i used 1/4 cup milk instead)
1 cloves of garlic - chopped
2 sprigs curry leaves (whc was given to me by Gert! tq dear!)
1-2 tsp chopped chilli
1 tsp sugar
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Coat the prawns with cornflour. In a pan of hot oil, stir fry the prawns till it turned pink in colour. Dish up and set aside.

2. Melt butter in a pan. Stir fry garlic until lightly brown. Add in the milk.

3. Stir fry till it dries up and formed granules.

4. Then add in sugar, salt and pepper, curry leaves and chilli and fry till fragrant.

5. Add in prawns and mixed well.

I made these twice and used 2 different pan. 1st with non-stick pan while the 2nd time with stainless steel. The result? Well, Using non-stick pan is so much easier and the milk when its drying up dont stick to the pan unlike using stainless stain. So, if you have non-stick pan, use it when you want to make butter prawn. The picture is off the 1st batch.

14 comments:

Munira said...

Omg omg! I love this dish! Thank you so much for posting this, I can't wait to try it out! =P~

Dianne said...

Sedap ooo nyaman ehhh ehehhe

I Cook4Fun said...

Wah, dah pandai buat butter prawns :) Me too never knew it's so easy to cook this dish :)

Salt & Turmeric said...

Munira, tht was how i felt when i see gert post it on her blog! dgn segera nak buat. kiasu kan? lol. lemme kno how it turn out ok?

Dayang, aok. memang nyaman. makan sorang dirik pun sik hal. hehe.

Gert, tq tq sifu. id be lost in the kitchen without u! ;)

PEARLY said...

woo really look good well done bet hubby love u xxxxx

Mochachocolata Rita said...

waw looks so gorgeous and this combo sounds divine!

Salt & Turmeric said...

Pearly, thank u. he loves me but wont eat the prawn. lol.

Rita, thanks. seafood is expensive in HK right?

Dianne said...

Lamak juak butter prawn tok? agik maseh kah? ehhehe
buat mi jawa gik hehehe

tigerfish said...

With curry leaves, you can try making Nestum Prawns too :)

Salt & Turmeric said...

Dayang, perli kah? :P

tigerfish, iv heard of nestum prawn. is it better than butter prawn?

Munira said...

I tried making this, but I think I did something wrong. It tasted ok, not that great and didn't look anything like the picture you posted :( I must have messed up somewhere.

Sighs. Back to the old drawing board.

Salt & Turmeric said...

Munira, wht went wrong? was it the milk? takpe, 1st try tak jadi, try lagi ok? sbb i 1st ry jadi, 2nd time pulak yg kurang menjadi sbb wrong pan. lol.

sue hazree said...

this one memang salute la dah pandai masak butter prawn....back in US boleh la masak for me...

chumpman said...

This will definately be one of the dishes that I'm going to cook for CNY. I hope my parents will be impressed of my cooking talent too