These prawns are easy, quick, and need not too many ingredients. Its perfect to serve with a daal or a vegetable curry or even as a starter. They are so flavourful that they dont even need any dip or chutney to go with it ! Here is my little secret (shhh…don´t tell anyone please :P) I had some marinated prawns in the fridge and did not know what to do with them as i was too lazy , so this recipe is the outcome!!
Sometimes the most delicious food takes just minutes to make and the minium of ingredients…another example is spanish style garlic prawns (gambas al ajillo)….
So…lets grill some prawns????
250 grams of shelled prawns, deveined and with the end of the shell on ( that is if you are shelling the prawns, if using already shelled or frozen ones it will not have the end on which is ok
1 tablespoon each of ginger juice and white wine ( for my halaal followers please omit the wine)
a tiny pinch of salt to taste and some red chilli powder if you want it salt
2-3 tablespoons of good spanish olive oil
a good sprinkle of tava masala (what is this?)
Marinate the cleaned prawns in the ginger juice and wine with the salt and red chilli powder for at least an hour. I marinated it overnight. Next day heat the olive oil in a good non stick grill or frying pan ( i used my ceramic pans) till heated and then add the prawns one by one without overlapping them. Grill on high heat for about 30 seconds and then turn and grill on the other side till just about done (overcooking them will just make them dry and tough): Remove onto a plate (or you can even serve them in the frying pan itself) and sprinkle generously with tava fry masala. Serve immediately.
NITU DIDI TIP: If you cannot find the tava masala in your city , please do not panic ! Just mix a small quantity of cumin powder, red chilli powder, mango powder, and some black salt….this is good substitute 🙂
ARE PRAWNS GOOD FOR YOU?
Prawns and shellfish are also worth including in your diet because like fish, they are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which are thought to promote a healthy heart. So if have cut shellfish out of your diet to reduce your cholesterol intake, you might want to think again.
My follower Kumar Sadhwani made this and sent me the pic…he did not use the ready made tava spice mix….he sprinkled it with the other option