Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Sometimes Size Does Matter... Baked Prawn with Lemon Butter

I know I've said this before, but I love Prawns. Matter of fact, I love all kinds of shellfish. So when I saw how huge these fellows were, I just HAD to have some!

I got these huge Salt water prawns fresh from the market at Kota Kinabalu when I was there recently. I had planned on making them earlier but one thing let to another and they stayed in the freezer for a little while longer than I planned.

See how huge they are? I place a ruler next to it just to show you the size and that's more than 6 inches long! Only problem is that the head is really huge too and I'm really not into eating the head. Seems like a waste sometimes, especially when Prawns are sold by weight...

Anyway, part of the reason I kept the prawns for a while was that The Lovely Wife has a tad of an allergy when it comes to shellfish. I had wanted to keep the prawns all to myself (and maybe share it with the kids) but there were just a few too many to eat alone. Also, theres just so much more fun in sharing!

So anyway, when we had a few friends over for dinner recently, I decided to serve these prawns. I considered various ways of cooking them and finally decided to bake them with Lemon Butter.

I cut the prawns in half, made up a little lemon butter and then popped them in the over for about 10 minutes.

How did I make the lemon butter? Just melted about 80g of butter, added in some lemon rind and juice of 1 lemon. Then just to add some colour, I chopped a little coriander and sprinkled it on top.

Very easy and oh so delightful!


Peter M said...

Dharm, love these jumbo prawns...go BIG or go home!

Bellini Valli said...

Your prawns are just so "D'harm" good:D

mommaof4wife2r said...

those little/big dude look great! my hubs was just in france and they served prawns in the shell on a co-workers plate and the guy freaked! ur post totally reminded of that! seriously, yummo!

glamah16 said...

Delightful indeed. In this case I will say size does matter.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They are indeed huge! Yummy!



nikkita said...

OH my!!! Love this. I've just cooked jumbo prawns myself (masak lemak) and their heads really tipped the weighing scales.


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