Friday, February 09, 2007

Garlic Prawns, Oahu Style

Well, as you know I was in Oahu last week and I totally fell in love with Romy's garlic prawns over in the North Shore. Anyhoo, my recipe is as close as I could get to the real thing, but if you're ever in Oahu I highly recommend you visit Romy's Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp and give these babies a try. They are truly out of this world!

INGREDIENTS (serves 2)

  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic, divided
  • 2 oz magarine (yes, margarine!)
  • 1-1/2 lbs pounds prawns (about 10 to 15), unshelled (you can use extra-large shrimp if you can't find prawns)
  • 1/2 tbsp coarse sea salt
  • The juice of one lemon
  • Steamed white rice

In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat add the margarine and sauté half the garlic until translucent and fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add the prawns and salt. Toss to coat the prawns with the margarine and cook for one minute. Add remaining garlic and keep tossing just until the prawns are pink, approximately 4 more minutes. Add the lemon juice. Give it one more toss and remove from heat.

Arrange the prawns on top of steamed, white rice, top with the margarine, toasted garlic and lemon juice left in pan. Serve with a side of Soy-chili sauce.

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon red chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
Whisk all ingredients together and serve.

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