Cereal Prawn


Prawns are one of the many auspicious food that are served during the Lunar New Year. Its Cantonese pronounciation - Har, sounds like laughter and it symbolises a year of happiness and joy ahead.
I believe that my dearest Mum would like the family to experience more happiness during the year of the snake. That's probably the reason why she bought a good 10kg worth of prawns back from the fishing port. There are only five of us at home by the way. Needless to say, I was given the task to create some different prawn dishes over the next few days. Here's one.
Serves 5
10 large                   prawns, washed and trimmed slightly
2 stalk                     curry leaves, plucked from the stem and washed
4                              chill padi, sliced thinly (reduced to 2 stalks if you can't take too spicy)
2 tablespoons          butter
2 packets                 instant cereal with milk powder and sugar
                                ground white pepper

Deep fry the prawn with the shell intact, till 80% cooked. Set aside.
Heat butter in a frying pan on medium-high heat. Add in the curry leaves and chopped chilli padi. Fry till fragrant.
Add in the instant cereal, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
Add in the fried prawns and stir fry for another minute.

Serve immediately.

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