Seared Ginger Prawns

Updating as we go

Earlier in 2021, I made a move to relocate and update my website. I’ve been making changes and improving all of the things as I go. This recipe is one of the many things I’ve tried to make better. 

Protein in a small package

I like prawns; they are small, tasty and simple to make. I like to get a package of prawns to cook up and to have on hand as an easy protein portion that can be added to meals like salads or stir-frys. I like to cook the prawns all at once and portion them out; this means I can have protein in the fridge or the freezer. Prawns last about three days cooked in the fridge, which is excellent when you have an abundance of salad.

Competition for dinner

Prawns are a favourite of more than just me; my fur baby is a big fan of prawns and loves it when we have them around. Don’t believe me? Check out the face before I even open the bag. 

Seared ginger prawns recipe

Ingredients

  • 500g prawns
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cm piece of ginger, thinly sliced
  • Pinch ground black pepper

Peel the prawns by first removing the head and legs. 

Peel off the shell, then squeeze the prawn’s tail to remove it from the body. 

Pull the vein through the opening at the head of the prawn and discard.

Place a frying pan on medium-high heat with olive oil and ginger.

When the ginger starts to colour, add the prawns to the pan.

Be careful not to burn the ginger.

Cook the prawns for 5-6 minutes or until the prawns are cooked.

Remove the prawns from the pan.

Season with black pepper to serve.

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Credit: Cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 500g prawns
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 8 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Peel the prawns by first removing the head and legs. 
  2. Peel off the shell, then squeeze the prawn’s tail to remove it from the body. 
  3. Pull the vein through the opening at the head of the prawn and discard.
  4. Place a frying pan on medium-high heat with olive oil and ginger.
  5. When the ginger starts to colour, add the prawns to the pan.
  6. Be careful not to burn the ginger.
  7. Cook the prawns for 5-6 minutes or until the prawns are cooked.
  8. Remove the prawns from the pan.
  9. Season with black pepper to serve.

Nutrition

Per Serving:272 calories; 14 g fat; 2 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Measuring cups
  • Scales
  • Mixing bowl
  • Frying pan
  • Tongs  

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.

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