Friday, August 22, 2008
Noodle wrapped Prawns
This is a waste on fresh prawns. But you can't serve prawns that are not fresh either. It's a dilemma. The best thing to do it to think of an alternative, which I'm going to try making this again using Bee-Hoon (rice vermicelli). So remember to come back to check. *wink*
Meanwhile, have a look at this not so perfect (cos it's a waste on ingredient) dish. But don't you think it looks good? *thick-skin* And it's a kid's favourite. Well, at least, it's my kids' favourite. My daughter only ate the noodles! *faint*
The confession I want to made about this dish was ... I was trying to get rid of the instant noodle I bought wrongly! Err ... Hmmm ... I told you it's a waste of food. :P
This is not difficult to make but it's just a bit more work to be done here.
You need a packet of instant noodles or those thin wanton noodles. As you know, I used instant noodles here. Cook that in water with 1/2 tablespoon of salt. Drain and cover with a damp cloth. What we want is to let it cool so you can handle it with your hands but not dry as they will stick together. But don't add oil because we do want the noodles to stick together later. If you add oil here to prevent them from sticking, you will have a hard time later.
Next, while waiting for the noodles to cool down, you blanch your shelled prawns with tail intact in hot water with 1 teaspoon of salt till 50% cooked. Don't over cook them as they will be too hard after you fry them. Drain and set aside.
Once the noodles are cooled, you can take a few of them and start to coil round the prawns from the tail. You don't want too much noodles on it. Just enough to cover the prawns. If you have added oil earlier, the noodles will slip off the prawns.
After all prawns are wrapped with noodles, refrigerate them for 15 minutes. This helps to 'dry' them so it's easier to fry later.
Heat the oil. You can throw in a noodle. If it sizzles, not just bubbling, then it's hot enough. Put the prawns in and fry till the noodles till the noodles turn light brown. Drain and serve immediate with your desire sauce.