Cereal Prawns (Healthier version)


Cereal prawns are so addictive and so delicious simply because it is really really unhealthy, and loaded with fats. I attempted to make it healthier by substituting some ingredients and doing away with others. Usually the recipe calls for prawns to be deep-fried, tons of butter, and many salted egg yolks, I modified it by using healthier alternatives, and it turned out really well, without any major compromising of flavors. I made this to go with my Curry Leaves Aglio Olio and it was a pair made in heaven! Omit chili padi if you are feeding kids!
Not living in Asia? You can find the premix pack in Asian supermarkets. Or make your own.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 12 prawns, peeled & cleaned
  • 1/3-1/2 pack of cereal prawn mix (1/2 cup nestum original cereal, 1/2 tsp salt or to taste, 1 tbsp milk powder, 1 tsp sugar)
  • 20 curry leaves
  • 1 chilli padi, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1.5 tbsp margarine/olive oil spread
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tbsp canola oil

Heat pan on med high with oil.
Add prawns, season with some black pepper.
Saute prawns until cooked, then remove and set aside.

In the same pan, melt 1.5 tbsp of margarine.

When bubbling, add beaten egg.

Scramble and break it up into smaller pieces. Egg should still be kind of wet.

Add curry leaves and chilli padi.
Saute for a min.

Add the cooked prawns, and cereal mix.
Toss to coat for 30 sec. Remove from heat.

Or serve with Curry Leave Aglio Olio.

Bon appetit!!

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  • Reply
    Baby Sumo
    21 January, 2014 at 5:27 am

    This sounds really delicious! Since deep frying is a no-no for me, I like your healthier version.

    • Reply
      21 January, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      Deep frying is a big no for me too! Thank you for dropping by. 😉

  • Reply
    21 January, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Butter is considered healthier than margarine which has transfat. I'll definitely try this recipe. Thanks!

    • Reply
      21 January, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      Thanks for dropping by and I hope u'll enjoy the recipe. 🙂 there are also trans fat free options of margarine available. Especially the Australian brands, they r pretty strict about the amount of trans fat allowed. Alternatively, you can use olive oil spread.

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