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    Tahitian Coconut Vanilla Prawns

    Tahitian Coconut Vanilla Prawns. Photo by Nif

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    Annacia's Note:

    From Tahiti French Polynesia Oceania

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    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 900 g raw prawns, peeled (2lb)
    • 120 m dark rum (4 fl. oz)
    • 240 m double cream (8 fl.oz)
    • 1 vanilla pod, split lengthwise
    • 180 ml . coconut milk (6 fl.oz)
    • salt and pepper, to taste


    1. 1
      Heat the olive oil in a frying pan add the prawns and stir-fry for 3 minutes or until they turn pink.
    2. 2
      Remove them from the pan and set aside and wipe the pan clean with kitchen paper.
    3. 3
      Add the rum and the vanilla pod to the frying pan, bring to the boil and reduce down to about 2 tablespoons.
    4. 4
      Stir in the cream and coconut milk, and reduce the mixture by half.
    5. 5
      Scrape seeds out of the vanilla pod into the cream mixture and discard pod.
    6. 6
      Season with salt and pepper.
    7. 7
      Return the prawns to the sauce and cook for 1 minute, stirring.
    8. 8
      Serve immediately over cooked rice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 26, 2011


      It was worth paying $3 for the vanilla bean! This tasted delicious and the fresh vanilla had a lot to do with it. I made this recipe as listed BUT I cooked a chicken breast and added it to the sauce at the end for my picky boy. He really liked it! I also had no idea what double cream is so I grabbed some 10% fat cream. Apparently that had only about 1/4 the amount of fat as double cream!!! It still turned out great though! We had this with brown basmati rice topped with toasted coconut. Delicious! Made for ZWT7. Thanks Annacia! :)

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    • on June 24, 2011


      Wow, was this good. I really enjoyed this special dish. It was quick and easy to make with spectacular flavor. I used your Vanilla Oil recipe to cook the shrimp. It worked beautifully in this dish. The shrimp were delicious, perfectly cooked with a lovely blanket of sauce. The flavor of the sauce was outstanding. All the ingredients blended beautifully together to create a memorable meal. Thanks for sharing Anna. Made for ZWT7 for Witchin Kitchen.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tahitian Coconut Vanilla Prawns

    Serving Size: 1 (277 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 309.3
    Calories from Fat 168
    Total Fat 18.7 g
    Saturated Fat 9.8 g
    Cholesterol 283.5 mg
    Sodium 1279.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 3.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 31.5 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    dark rum

    double cream

    vanilla pod

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