I use king prawns to create this Viet-Cajun Fried Prawns dish. Frying them in a mixture of Cajun and Vietnamese seasonings.
• Prep and cook time: 20 minutes
• Yield: Serves 2
• 125g butter
• 1-2 limes, juiced
• baguette to serve
• 2 tsps vegetable oil
• 1 tsp ground cumin
• 1 tsp dried oregano
• 1-2 tbsps fish sauce
• 1/2 tsp garlic granules
• 2 tsps smoked paprika
• 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
• 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
• 300g raw shell-on king prawns
• s small bunch coriander, roughly chopped
• 2 thumb-sized pieces ginger, finely chopped
- 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.
- 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.
This great family recipe is thanks to Olive Magazine at https://www.olivemagazine.com/recipes/quick-and-easy/viet-cajun-fried-prawns/