Assam Prawns

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Rice
Seafood
Sides/Snacks

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Servings:

4

If you like the addictive taste of assam, then you’re in for a treat. Assam prawns are sweet & spicy at the same time, and are an asian favourite to cook and share with your family and friends!
Immensely delicious and surprisingly straightforward to cook, these assam prawns really rely getting the taste right for the marinade to be mixed with the prawns. We recommend using large white prawns as they give a better texture. If you wonder what flash fly means, it generally means to really turn the heat UP and fry the prawns briefly. Try this out this week and share the seafood love!

Ingredients

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large white prawns
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large white prawns
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ml
ml
oil for deep frying
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ml
ml
oil for deep frying
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cloves
cloves
garlic (crushed slightly)
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cloves
cloves
garlic (crushed slightly)
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tbsp
tbsp
assam paste (tamarind paste)
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tbsp
tbsp
assam paste (tamarind paste)
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ml
ml
water
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ml
ml
water
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tbsp
tbsp
dark soya sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
dark soya sauce
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
light soya sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
light soya sauce
0.00
tsp
tsp
white pepper powder
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tsp
tsp
white pepper powder
0.00
tsp
tsp
salt
0.00
tsp
tsp
salt
0.00
g
g
chopped spring onions
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g
g
chopped spring onions

Steps

1

Wash and trim 20 large white prawns
Wash and trim 20 large white prawns
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2

Slightly crush 12 cloves of garlic
Slightly crush 12 cloves of garlic
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3

Add half of them to the prawns
Add half of them to the prawns
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4

Mix 4 tbsp assam paste with 100ml of water
Mix 4 tbsp assam paste with 100ml of water
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5

Mix 1 tbsp light soya sauce, 1 tbsp dark soya sauce, ½ tsp white pepper powder, ½ tsp salt, and 2 tbsp sugar
Mix 1 tbsp light soya sauce, 1 tbsp dark soya sauce, ½ tsp white pepper powder, ½ tsp salt, and 2 tbsp sugar
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6

Add marinade to prawns
Add marinade to prawns
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7

Cover and let it marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours
Cover and let it marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours
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8

Drain marinade from prawns and set it aside
Drain marinade from prawns and set it aside
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9

Heat 500ml or oil in a wok and flash fry the prawns for 20 seconds
Heat 500ml or oil in a wok and flash fry the prawns for 20 seconds
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10

Remove prawns from oil and drain
Remove prawns from oil and drain
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11

Add 3 tbsp oil to a pan and add 6 cloves garlic (crushed slightly)
Add 3 tbsp oil to a pan and add 6 cloves garlic (crushed slightly)
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12

Once garlic becomes fragrant, add in prawns
Once garlic becomes fragrant, add in prawns
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13

Stir fry for 2 mins and add in the remaining assam marinade
Stir fry for 2 mins and add in the remaining assam marinade
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14

Coat the prawns with the sauce and bring to boil
Coat the prawns with the sauce and bring to boil
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15

Serve with chopped spring onions
Serve with chopped spring onions
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