Thursday, July 19, 2012

Oven Grilled Ebi Mentaiyaki

I bought a bought of Ebiko for Steamed Egg Custard and since I do not wish to keep them, I decided to finished them by making this dish. This is adapted from my recipe, Hotate Mentaiyaki.

Instead of using Hotate (Scallop), I used prawns instead. In the Hotate Mentaiyaki recipe, Tobiko was used instead of Ebiko. Either one works.

I'm re-posting the recipe here for easy reference.

  • 4 large Prawn
  • 1 slice Cheese, cut into 4 strips
  • 3-4 tablespoon Ebiko or Tobiko
  • 4-5 tablespoon Japanese Mayonnaise
  • Additional Mayonnaise for toppings (optional)

How to do it:
  1. Prepare prawns by cut the back of the shells with scissor.
  2. Slit and half the prawns taking care not to cut thru the bottom of the shells.
  3. Wash, clean and remove the intestinal tact at this moment.
  4. Gently but firmly press open the shells to each side so it's flat. 
  5. Pat dry and set aside.
  6. Mix mayonnaise with ebiko together.
  7. Place prawns in baking dish.
  8. Top each prawn with a piece of cheese each.
  9. Cover and spread with Mayonnaise mixture.
  10. Grill in preheated oven at 220C for 5 minutes.
  11. Remove and top with more mayonnaise if you like and grill for another 5 minutes or till mayonnaise mixture starts to bubble.
  12. Removeand serve immediately.

  • The amount of mayonnaise used depends on the size of prawns.
  • Do not add seasoning as the mayo, cheese and ebiko already give the seasoning it needs.
  • The amount of time needed to for baking depends on the size of the prawn . Shorter time for smaller prawns. It should be done when you see the mayo toppings bubbling gently.


  1. I had try this but Mine doesn't look so nice ... Mine is very messy!!!
    How come? But taste is great!!!