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Vietnamese Fried Prawns with Cajun Spice

Viet-Cajun fried prawns

Published: March 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

The Vietnamese community of Houston, Texas, has created its own twist on a crawfish boil by frying them in a mixture of Cajun and Vietnamese seasonings. We’ve substituted king prawns for the crayfish

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal642
fat56.5g
saturates33.1g
carbs3g
sugars1.2g
fibre2.4g
protein29.2g
salt3.5g
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Ingredients

  • 300g raw shell-on king prawns
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 125g butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 thumb-sized pieces ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp garlic granules
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1-2 limes, juiced
  • 1-2 tbsp fish sauce
  • a small bunch coriander, roughly chopped
  • to serve baguette

Method

  • STEP 1

    Toss the prawns in a bowl with the vegetable oil and a little seasoning, and heat a large frying pan until hot. Tip in the prawns and cook for 2-3 minutes or until charred at the edges.

  • STEP 2

    Turn the heat down to medium and add the butter. Once foaming, add the garlic and ginger, and cook for 2 minutes, then add the spices and cook for a minute, while stirring. Simmer for several minutes until the prawns are cooked through, then add the lime juice and fish sauce to taste. Tip into a serving bowl and stir through the coriander. Serve with a baguette to mop up the buttery juices, if you like.

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