Friday 24 April 2009

Recipe - Beer Boiled Prawns

Dead simple and damn tasty, 'nuff said! ;)

I was in the mood for some seafood tonight but was tired after work so I went for something quick and easy.

You can basically serve this with any dips that you like, the two I've listed here are mere suggestions. Just add the ingredients you think will work, in the ratios you feel is right. Freestyle it!

You can use peeled prawns or prawns with the shell still on but for the love of everything that is sacred - make sure you use raw prawns. If you don't you'll end up with prawn-shaped bouncy balls.

I always bring the beer to the boil first, then I let it cool down before boiling it again. This so the beer is properly flat when I add the prawns. Not sure why, but I seem to think it works better that way.

Prawns, RAW!
Beer, enough to properly cover the prawns - I used Greene King IPA this time

Dip 1
Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce

Dip 2
Freshly cracked pepper
Lemon juice

Freshly baked baguette, sliced - preferably still warm


For the dips, just mix the ingredients well - sorted.

Bring the flat beer to a boil. Add the prawns and boil for 2 - 3 minutes, or until nicely pink.

Serve with the dips and bread.


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