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Based on a recipe from Ken Hom’s Quick & Easy Chinese Cooking. Ken says, “Most of the work in this recipe may be done well in advance; the actual cooking takes but 5 minutes and the shellfish emerge from under the grill redolent of cilantro and tangy ginger, an ideal appetizer for guests.” They can be cooked on the grill or in the broiler. They make an elegant cold buffet dish, or a quick and easy lunch. Quantities are easily scalable. I think these are great and very pretty!
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- 1 lb prawns, fresh and raw
- 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon rice wine or 1 teaspoon dry sherry
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 1Preheat the broiler or light a fire in an open grill.
- 2Peel prawns, discarding shells.
- 3Optional step: devein prawns using a small sharp knife to partially split the prawns lengthways and remove the fine digestive cord.
- 4Pat prawns dry with paper towels.
- 5Mix together the marinade ingredients. Add the prawns and set aside for 10 minutes.
- 6Mix sauce ingredients together and set aside.
- 7Place prawns on a baking tray big enough to fit under the broiler. Alternatively, cook them on a grill over gray coals.
- 8Cook the prawns for 3 minutes on one side, flip, and cook for 2 minutes on other side.
- 9Serve prawns with sauce.
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Nutritional Facts for Grilled Prawns With Cilantro and Ginger Sauce
Serving Size: 1 (120 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 187.7
- Calories from Fat 41
- Total Fat 4.5 g
- Saturated Fat 0.5 g
- Cholesterol 285.7 mg
- Sodium 1787.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 2.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
- Sugars 0.1 g
- Protein 31.8 g
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