This is an easy dish to prepare. Other than the time used to marinate the prawns, it is quick to cook too, so Chinese New Year dinners can still start on time. ^_^ The cereal itself actually makes the prawn more fragrant. There are some other recipes that used eggs to marinate prawn too, other than the salt and corn flour. Maybe I'll try that in the next round of cooking.
- 500g prawn (trim head and remove the veins, while keeping the shell intact)
- 2 tbsp cornflour
- 1 cup Nestum Cereal
- 1 - 2 tsp brown sugar (more if you prefer a sweeter version)
- 2 tbsp butter (I tried with some leftover ghee, in terms of taste, it seems to work too)
- 2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- Some curry leaves
- Oil (enough to fry the prawns)
- Salt to taste
- Sprinkle with prawn with cornflour and salt. Coat well and leave aside for awhile.
- In the mean time, chop garlic.
- Mix nestum cereal with sugar in a bowl and set aside.
- Heat up amount of oil enough and lightly fry the prawn until just cooked and drain. (You would not want to cook the prawns for too long as the flesh will become tough and chewy.)
- In a clean wok or pan, over low heat, add in butter. Once it is melted, fry garlic and curry leaves till fragrant or until the leaves soften.
- Add in nestum mixture and let it soak up the butter to be toasted for a quick while, until golden brown.
- Add in prawns, season with salt to taste and mix well. (I actually forgot the salt! Haihh...Will remember to add next time.)