Lemon Pepper Prawns

Lemon pepper prawns

Ingredients (Serves 3)

1. Medium or large prawns – 20

2. Corn starch – 2 tbsp

    Salt – 1 – 2 pinches

3. Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp

4. Vegetables – 1.5 – 2 cups, cut into thick slices ( I used onion, red bell pepper, zucchini and spring onion. You can use any of your favorite vegetables.)

5. Salt and pepper – To season

6. Lemon slices – 3, quartered

For the black pepper sauce

6. Oil – 2 tsp

7. Minced garlic – 2 tsp

    Minced ginger – 1/2 tsp

8. Soy sauce – 2 tbsp

   Corn starch – 1.5 tsp dissolved in 1/2 cup water

   Brown sugar – 1.5 – 2 tbsp

9. Lemon juice – 1 tsp

10. Coarse ground black pepper – 1.5 tsp

Method

1. To prepare sauce – Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan at medium heat. Add minced garlic and ginger. Stir for about 10 – 15 seconds (do not brown them). Next add soy sauce. Mix well and add corn starch in water, brown sugar, lemon juice and pepper powder. Stir for 1 – 2 minutes until the sauce thickens. Set aside.

2. Clean and wash the prawns. Pat dry with a few paper towels. Add corn starch and 1- 2 pinches of salt. Mix well and set aside for 5 minutes.

3. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and fry the prawns on both sides until golden and crisp. Drain on to a paper towel. In the remaining oil, add the sliced vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Stir fry for a few minutes until the vegetables are 3/4th done and are crunchy. Transfer to a serving plate.

4. In the same pan, add the quartered lemon slices. Stir for a few seconds and add the fried  prawns. Pour the prepared black pepper sauce over the top and mix well. Taste-check for salt. Stir for a minute until the prawns are coated well with the sauce. Switch off. Top the stir-fried vegetables with this prepared prawns, garnish with chopped spring onions and serve immediately.

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Lemon pepper prawns

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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