Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Pepper Butter Prawns

I love prawns, I just love them… infact I love all seafood but I think prawns the most… the only reason probably I don’t make them too often is that I don’t know to how to de vein them so when I found a shop that which will de vein them for me you can imagine my happiness 😀 prawns very duly bought and when I started thinking what to make out of them I remembered the lovely butter pepper prawns I had eaten in a restaurant long back… so long back that I don’t even remember where I eat them but still if I close my eyes I can feel the taste in my mouth… my tongue automatically does a round in my mouth and I kind of start drooling… a little bit of butter, a little bit of curry leaves,some garlic, a whole lot of pepper, a little tang for lemon or may be vinegar…  yummmm…. so I decided to give it a attempt at that..

I think what I got was pretty close to the dish that I eat there and I am mighty proud that I managed to recreate a dish just by tasting it

What I used

  • Prawns shelled and de veined  500gms
  • Butter – 1-2 tablespoon
  • Curry leaves 8-10
  • Garlic –  3 cloves
  • Ground Pepper – 1 – 2 tsp or as much as u can handle
  • Soya Sauce  1/2 tsp
  • Vinegar – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric a pinch
  • Salt to taste

How I made it

  • Wash the prawns well and boil them in hot water. The way I boil prawns is simple… boil a lot of water and put the prawns in it and reduce the heat, cover it and cook it for about 6 minutes till they start floating on top and turn white and opaque in color. Mid way add some salt to it so that it gets absorbed in the prawns.
  • Drain from water and keep aside
  • In a wok or pan heat butter while heating add a couple of drops of oil to it to prevent burning
  • Add the garlic to it and roast for one minute. After one minute add the curry leaves and smell the lovely aroma
  • Add turmeric, pepper to it and mix. Now add the soya and vinegar to it.
  • Add the prawns at this stage and sautee for about 2-3 minutes
  • Serve hot

Everyone in the house loved the dish, it had this lovely balance of Indian and Chinese to it… I have made it multiple times afterwards and everytime I it has been a hit… a super hit… I hope u guys enjoy it too

So did u check out what my fellow marathon buddies have been cooking  – Srivalli,  JayashreePJRevathiPriya,  Priya Vasu and Azeema

12 comments on “Pepper Butter Prawns

  1. Srivalli
    January 7, 2011

    Then I strongly recommend you to try the one I have on the’s one of my mom’s signature dishes, most sought after..I am sure you will enjoy it..:)

  2. Doli
    January 7, 2011

    Lovely, I do the exact same thing with mushrooms.. it tastes so yummy!

  3. azeeskitchen
    January 7, 2011

    so tempting!!

  4. revathi
    January 8, 2011

    wonderful prawns…looks so delicious…

  5. subhie
    January 8, 2011

    so tempting…frst time here…like ur space,,,g;ad to follow u!

  6. Anonymously Disguised
    January 8, 2011

    Prawnsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!! my fave fave seafood in this whole wide oceans 😛 Will try this one pretty soon for sure…slurp!

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