Sunday, September 18, 2011

Prawn Omelette

Another simple dish, easy and delicious! The prawns are stir-fried together with coriander roots, lemongrass, chili and garlic, season with with fish sauce, brown sugar and black pepper. Eggs are done, omelette style and  filled with some of the stir-fried prawns and wrapped up like a parcel. Top with more prawns, garnish and ready to serve. Yum!



Instead of  making into one big serving, I separated into four small parcels for individual serving.


The kids love it! I sprinkled some coarse black pepper over my portion with some sliced chili and more chopped coriander leaves, yum!


Prawn Omelette
(adapted from "Stir Fry")
2 tablespoons oil
3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 lemongrass stems, white part only, finely chopped
2 coriander (cilantro) roots, finely chopped, plus extra leaves, to garnish
1-2 teaspoons chopped red chillies, chopped, plus extra finely sliced, to garnish
500gm (1lb 2oz) raw prawns (shrimps) peeled
3 spring onions (scallions), chopped, plus extra finely shredded, to garnish
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1-1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 teaspoons soft brown sugar
4 eggs
chilli sauce, for serving
  1. Heat half the oil in a wok. Add the garlic, lemongrass, coriander root and chilli and stir-fry for 20 seconds. Add the prawns and stir-fry until they change colour. Add the spring onion, pepper,  tablespoon of the fish sauce and brown sugar; toss well and remove.
  2. Beat the eggs, remaining fish sauce and 2 tablespoons water until foamy. Add the remaining oil to the wok and swirl around to coat the side. Heat the wok and, when it is very hot, pour in the egg mixture and swirl around the wok. Allow the mixture to set underneath, frequently lifting the edge once set, and tilting the wok a little  to let the unset mixture run underneath. Repeat until the omelette is neatly set.
  3. Place three-quarters of the prawn mixture in the centre of the omelette and fold in the sides to make a  square (or simply fold in half). Slide onto a serving plate and place the remaining mixture on top. Garnish and serve with chilli sauce.

19 comments:

  1. Simply mind blowing and delicious looking prawn omlette. How I wish I was there to have a taste of it ! :)

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  2. Ooooh! Way to make an omelette fun and exciting :) Looks like a hooty tooty restaurant breaky! Well done

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  3. I've never thought of putting shrimp in an omelette, but it sounds absolutely yummy! :)

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  4. I love prawns in eggs. The little parcels are so cute!

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  5. Oh that looks great is your meal, like the combination that proposes, eggs and shrimp, connects very well.
    kisses.

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  6. What an interesting combo, never thought about adding brown sugar.

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  7. wow i agree with eva about the brown sugar bit, and i love the idea of individual parcels - no need to rush with others ;p

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  8. Looks absolutely scrumptious! Love the flavors and the chilies in this omlette! Fab!

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  9. delicious prawns omelette..mouthwatering one..

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  10. i sahll try next time with some added lemongrass and fish sauce too, thanks for the idea!

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  11. drooling on a Monday morning! :-))

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  12. This is a very mouth-watering dish. I wish that I can cook Asian food as well as you.

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  13. This dish is full of nutritious. And sound so yummy!

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  14. Not only delicious but beautiful! Wonderful flavors in this omelette.

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  15. Omg, am drooling over that fabulous omelette..

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  16. This looks delicious! Another great idea, Joyce!

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  17. what a wonderful way to use shrimp in a different light. I love this dish- so healthy and flavorful!

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