For the Sweet Chilli Sauce Recipe please refer to the 12th March, 2014, post.
1 kg Raw Frozen Prawns (Defrosted)
2 Tablespoons Of Tomato Paste
4 Cloves of Garlic (chopped)
3 teaspoons of Sweet Chilli Sauce
4 tablespoons of oil (Canola or Vegetable)
Coriander sprigs for garnish
Salt & Pepper to taste
Preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 15-20 minutes
Place the defrosted prawns in a colander to strain the liquid. Leave the prawns in the colander for approximately 10 minutes.
You can cook the prawns in two batches or use two pans at the same time to speed up the cooking process.
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in the pan and add half the chopped garlic. Cook for one minute stirring, do not allow the garlic to brown too quickly (as it may burn). To the pan add the 1 1/2 teaspoons of sweet chilli sauce, 1 tablespoon of tomato paste and cook for another minute. Add 1/2 the prawns and cook until they are cooked through. Add salt and pepper to taste. Repeat this process if you are using only one pan.
Place in a bowl and garnish with coriander and serve hot.
If you are having a few friends over they are great as a starter. I usually use toothpicks for people to grab them out of the bowl. As a meal you can steam rice and serve them with some stir fried vegetables. A kilogram of prawns will feed 4-6 people.
If you enjoy your dishes a little more spicy please feel free to add more chilli sauce. I used this quantity at the party. With 150 guests not all like it hot….. The 1 1/2 teaspoons of chilli sauce leaves a tingle in your mouth. I do not add too much salt to this dish as the prawns may be salty enough. Whilst you are cooking the garlic you may have to work a little faster to avoid the garlic burning. At this stage keep you heat a little lower. Turn it up once you add the prawns.