One of the favourite restaurant starters for most of us, the breaded prawns are also easy to prepare. The twist in today’s recipe is the aromatic rosemary flavour.
Prawns are a great source of protein, low in calories and saturated fat, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, vitamin B12, calcium and vitamin E. Hence, they promote heart health, brain function, growth and development and reduce inflammation, risk of illnesses like cancer, arthritis and dementia.
A word of caution: while prawns are low in saturated fats, they are rich in cholesterol and sodium. So eat prawns in moderation and be careful of added salt. Prawns are so flavourful and tasty that they need less salt and flavouring agents. Despite the high cholesterol content, prawns are still a healthy alternative protein source when compared to animal proteins like red meat.
Tiger prawns – 10 pieces
chilli powder – 1 tsp
pepper – 1/2 tsp
1 egg white
bread crumbs mixed with 1 tsp of dried rosemary
plain flour – 2 tbsp
oil – 2 tbsp
Shell and clean the prawns, keeping the tail intact. Mix the prawns with chilli powder, pepper and salt and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Dip the prawns in plain flour first (this is to prevent the bread coating from falling apart), then the egg white and the bread crumbs in the same order. Shallow fry in oil until golden brown on both sides. Prawns get cooked easily and become rubbery when overcooked. The trick is to maintain medium heat and keep a close watch.
Easy to cook, healthy and good to eat breaded prawns ready in minutes!
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