Saturday, November 24, 2007

Welcome Home!

This is as good as it gets. Coming home after another grueling 13 hour day of enabling others alcohol consumption at the wine shack, and the first thing that hits me as I walk in the door is the appetite inducing aroma of garlic sautéing in hot oil. Instantly my hunger meter redlines. I walk into the kitchen and find w putting the finishing touches on this fabulous recipe she got from one of my favorite food blogs, Steamy Kitchen, written by a Florida blogger/budding TV chef named Jaden whose goal is to show everyone how to make simple and delicious Asian food at home. Taking those seemingly complex recipes and breaking them down into easy and accessible meals. We've found her to be a great source, and tonight's shrimp were fabulous. The sweet flavor of the shrimp enhanced and amplified by the garlic and brandy. My mouth was most happy! Thanks J, for another addition to our regular repertoire!
Garlic Brandy Prawns
from Steamy Kitchen


1/2 lb prawns, shelled leaving tail on
1 t cornstarch
½ t salt
1T garlic, minced
1T butter
1 stalk green onion, cut on diagonal ¼” strips
1 Tbs brandy
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar


1. Clean & marinate the prawns: Rinse prawns, pat completely dry and marinate in cornstarch and ½ t salt for 5 minutes.

2. Heat wok and add oil. Once oil is barely smoking, turn down heat to med-high. Add prawns. Fry until they are half-done, approximately 2 minutes. Remove from wok, leaving the oil in the wok.

3. Add the garlic, fry for 10 seconds. Add the brandy, salt, sugar, butter. Cook sauce for 1 minute so that it slightly thickens. Add the prawns and green onion. Stir fry until prawns are cooked through, about 2 minutes (depends on size of your prawns)

1 comment:

SteamyKitchen said...

you're welcome! glad you enjoyed boozy prawns!