Monday, March 1, 2010

Crispy cereal Prawns

Sokehah Cheah | 3:49 PM | | |


This is my last batch of prawns that I've stocked up for CNY and I cooked this for 'Chap Goh Mei', the last day of the lunar New Year and the first 15th day of the year.  These prawns have been in the freezer for more than a month, yet they stayed 'springy' and succulent.  Do hop over to this site if you want to know more of 'Chap Goh Mei' in Malaysia.





This crispy cereal consists of oats, sugar, pepper, non-dairy creamer and seasoning, helped  me create the dish and it was just yummy! 


The prawns were so tasty, they became an instant hit with my family ........  snapped up in no time!

Recipe for Crispy cereal Prawns

Ingredients
  • 250 gm medium size prawns
  • 40 gm (half a packet) mixed cereal
  • 2 Bird's eye chillies, cut
  • 3 sprigs of fresh curry leaves
  • 1 Tbsp margarine
  • Oil for frying
Seasoning for prawns
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
Preparation
  1. Trim off the eyes, feelers and legs of prawns, devein but with shell intact, pat dry.
  2. Marinate with above seasoning for about an hour or more, keep aside.
  3. In a wok, heat up enough oil to deep fry the prawns.
  4. Once the oil is hot, quickly deep fry them, dish out once the shells change colour.  Drain, discard oil.
  5. Wash the wok clean, heat up and add in the margarine.
  6. Once the margarine has melted, toss in the chillies and curry leaves.  Stir-fry.
  7. Toss in the cereal, mix well and add in the pre-fried prawns.  Stir-fry and dish out.
  8. Serve.
Variation
Alternatively, you can use chicken or fish fillet with the above cereal mix.


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  1. Wow, this is everyone's favourite! Yours look fabulous.

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  2. I adore these fried prawns! Cool idea of using cereal to stir-fry the prawns!

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  3. The dish looks so good, I'll need to go look for a packet of the seasoning!

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  4. I have not seen ready pack cereal mix in here, with this ready mix, so easy to prepare a yummy dish.

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  5. Kristy, Angie, 3 hungry tummies ...
    Thanks very much for the compliments.

    Sonia
    I found this type of cereal seasoning in Giant when I was in KL during CNY. But it costs more, different brand, instructions are at the back of the pack. Go get one and experiment with it.

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  6. Looks just like those from restaurants! very succulent!

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  7. Oh no....it's suffering to see prawns....my favourite!! Cheah...you have to give me the whole plate. That's all I need for breakfast, lunch and dinner :D

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  8. I had this in SG and I thought it was just normal cereal. So there is a pre-packed version. cool.

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  9. Thanks, Jeannie

    Mary, hey, this is also a type of 'wrong' food, ha, ha!

    penny. Nowadays, cooking is made more easy for us, so many varieties of premix!

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  10. Yum yum. Usually I see cereal prawns buried in heaps of Nestum....kekeke

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  11. tigerfish
    Yup, I encountered those too, perhaps they don't want to reveal the size of the prawns, also the heaps of Nestum make the dish looks huge!

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