Sunday, August 1, 2010

Buttered Prawns - Dampa Style

Back in 2006, I tested a prawns recipe from FOOD Magazine because at that time I felt we've been wasting precious monies in prawns that were just cooked in pan with little water or cooked the sinigang way. I thought that since prawns were expensive, might as well cook something different, and this dish was it.

When I first cooked it, there were no immediate reactions from my family, although my sister said it was really delicious. At that time, my mom was still favoring my brother a lot - that even if my cooking was good, she would act as if it wasn't, and would rave about brother's cooking even though his dishes oftentimes lack in seasoning.

In 2008, I made the dish again (we rarely buy prawns because of its price), and since I haven't posted this dish in this blog, I decided to share it as my post for Yummy Sunday.




Buttered Prawns - Dampa Style
Recipe by: Mayeth Toledo
{Serves 4 - 5}

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 kilo tiger prawns
  • 1 cup clear soft drinks (7-Up or Sprite)
  • 1 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 small ginger, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon liquid seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch, dissolved in
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoons chopped spring onions or leeks
Directions:
  • Marinate prawns in soft drinks for 30 minutes. Remove from marinade and reserve marinade.
  • In a pan or large skillet, heat oil and one tablespoon of the butter and sauté the onion, garlic, and ginger.
  • Stir in prawns. Add one-half of the soft drinks used as marinade, and the ketchup, liquid seasoning, salt, and pepper. When the prawns change color, stir in the cornstarch solution. Simmer until mixture thickens.
  • Turn off heat. Blend in remaining two tablespoons butter.
  • Sprinkle with spring onions before serving.I really loved this dish. It was just sad that we rarely buy prawns, but the minute we do, I'm going to cook this again.
*** Jenn ***

4 comments:

Bogie said...

the prawns looks so inviting. I wish I can eat this without having allergies. :) Happy Sunday!

Manang Kim said...

Oh my goodness this is my favorite kahit isang plangana, yummy!!

Fish soup and pusit

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Mitchteryosa said...

Thanks for sharing, sis!

Here's my version:
http://www.cookwithmitch.info/2012/06/buttered-prawns-dampa-style/

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Jenn, the Foodie


I come from a family who loves cooking and eating. I never had any formal training in cooking and that I taught myself how to cook based on the handed down recipes, but I could say that I can cook good food. In 2008, I started documenting my food trips for my travel blog, and since I have quite enough to start a food blog, might as well put all those food trips in one location. Thus, a food blog is born - thanks to the new Friendster Blogs. However, due to several problems, I was left with no choice but to pack bags again and move here instead. Here's the permanent address, promise! Enough talk, let the food trippin' begin! {Know More About Me}