We are at the end of 2019 and yes, all of us want to rewind all our good moments of this year in these last few days. As this post of mine is the last one for this year, I want to bid adieu to 2019 with a simple yet delicious dish. And I know, even you guys want me to do the same! Of course, we will stick to our low fat / less oil routine. With this dish, you can transform your mood, even if you are alone, with your favourite online series or by having a small party at your home. This dish is going to elevate the level of your New Year bash for sure!
When I say prawns, the words which come to my mind are delicious, yummy, juicy, flavourful yet tender. The feeling is all mutual, right? In this dish, we are going to use the fresh water jumbo prawns. And I like cooking it with the shell on. It has always been a pleasure to open the shell and enjoy the juicy prawns since childhood. Prawns have a big history. Even while being considered as an expensive seafood, it has always been widely accepted in every part of the globe.
Some consider it to be unhealthy, stating that prawns have a lot of cholesterol content. Yes, I agree with that but to a certain extent. I believe everything is essential for our body but in a limited quantity. We can eat lots of prawns even while following our diet. Only thing we have to pay heed is being in a certain calorie limit. If you plan your diet within proper caloric limits then you can have anything you want in all your meals!
Let us get into the nutritional factor of our key ingredient-
PRAWNS- Being a rich source of selenium, one of the most effective antioxidants at maintaining healthy cells. They also contain high levels of Zinc, important to develop a healthy immune system. Eating prawns helps build strong bones as they contain phosphorous, copper and magnesium. prawns provides a complete protein, which means it includes all nine amino acids in the right proportion for the body to function properly. In fact, 100 grams of prawns contains about 25 grams of protein, approximately the same as a similar amount of chicken. They contain almost three times more Omega 3 Fatty Acid.
- 400gms jumbo freshwater prawns(cleaned)
- 1tbsp + 1tsp olive oil
- 1 ½ Finely chopped garlic
- 2tbsp finely chopped onion
- 1tbsp finely chopped roasted almond
- 1tbsp finely chopped roasted cashew nut
- 1 ½ tbsp honey
- 1 ½ tbsp soya sauce
- 2tbsp tomato ketchup
- 1tsp red chilli flakes
- 1tsp cornstarch
- 3-4tbsp water (for making the sauce glaze)
- Salt as per taste
- Marinate the prawns(with shell) with salt.
- Pan-fry the prawns on a non-stick pan with 1tbsp oil till nicely cooked from inside.
- Take out those prawns to a bowl.
- Into the same pan goes 1tsp oil.
- Once the oil is hot put the garlic and onion. Sauté till fragrant.
- By this time mix soya sauce, tomato ketchup, cornstarch and water in a small bowl and mix it nicely.
- Put the sauce mixture into the pan followed by honey. Mix well
- You can see the sauce starts to thicken, put the prawns in it.
- Sprinkle the chilly flakes.
- Stir well so that the sauce coat the prawns nicely.
- Cook for 1 min more.
- Put the half of the chopped nuts into the pan. Toss it nicely.
Serve hot with the rest of the nuts as garnish. Enjoy…