Wednesday, 12 October 2005

Stir Fry Cereal Prawns

This was my favourite and a must order dish when having seafood. I never know that is so easy to prepare and yet is cost a lot while having it in the restaurant. In this dish, I love the crispy cereal a lot because it really taste fantastic.


And is not that difficult to prepare as well. You just need to buy those "Instant Cereal Prawn Mix" which contain the Cereal mixture and follow the instructions given and waula... ... you'll have your Homemade Cereal Prawn.

Ingredients: (serves 2)
15 Medium Prawn, removed the middle part shells.
10 Curry Leaves, roughly shredded
2 Small Chillies, roughly chopped
2 Egg Yolks, lighten beaten
2 Tablespoons Pouring Cream/Evaporated Milk
1 Packet Instant Cereal Prawn Mix
1 Tablespoon Butter

Methods:
1. Wash and divined the prawns accordingly and set aside for later used.
2. Coat the prawns lightly with some cornflour before deep-fry to give it a crisp texture.
3. Preheat a pan and add in the butter, stir occasionally until butter melted then add in the curry leaves and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes then add in the chillies then follow by the egg and cream mixture.
4. Give the egg mixture a quick stir until scramble egg texture then pour in the cereal mix and prawn and stir-fry for another 2-3 minutes until cereal became crispy.



Notes: There are a few type of Instant Cereal Prawn Mix where some required egg yolk and some do not. Posted by Picasa

14 comments:

  1. I tried the Instant Cereal Prawn Mix before too. But find that the cereal tastes a bit weird and salty. I preferred using the normal type of oat.

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  2. mmmm....yummy...that's my favourite dish also...hehe...

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  3. No leh... Salty meh.. did you add anything else extra? Mine taste the opps leh.. mine was rather a bit towards the sweet size..... which brand of the Instant Cereal Prawn mix u buy....

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  4. I can't rem the brand but it is a white packaging, different from your picture.

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  5. My mum-in-law used to buy the instant cereal prawn mix but now she does it on her own.
    She uses Nestum cereal & adds sugar & coffee creamer to it.

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  6. I had these at an outdoor eating place in Singapore where the shreet gets closed off and food vendors come out to sell. They were great!

    I also had a chilli crayfish dish when I was there. It wasn't saucy - it was much like the cereal prawns with a dry, flaky coating. Do you know what this dish is called? Any recipes for that dish?

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  7. what sort of cream is the two tablespoons of cream?

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  8. Hi

    Would like to give my thanks to you. Was searhing for recipe on Cereal Prawns and found yours. Tried yesterday, to bring down to my mil's for pot luck. The thing is, I have never tried Cereal Prawns in my life and I do not take Prawns either. Should it be crispy? Cos my end result was not. Wonder if i added too much corn flour and did not deep fry long enough, so prawns still juicy and wet causing the cereal to be not crispy :-( Finna www.dare2btotz.com/finna

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  9. Thanks to you, I tried your recipe yesterday but becos I have never tasted Cereal Prawns, I wonder how it should taste like in the first place. Should it be crispy? Cos mine was not, i wondered if i have added too much corn flour and not deep fry long enough causing the cereal to be moist. And i added milk in replacement of cream ... will try again next time. Finna www.dare2btotz.com/finna

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  10. Hi Finna,
    Thanks for trying out and giving me feedback on this dish. Em... 1st of all, this dish had to be eaten while hot after it's cook so that the prawns and cereal will remain crispy. If u wan to keep it for a while, then u cannot cover or wrap it while hot... or else the prawns or cereal will be soft.

    U nid to deep-fry the prawns in very hot oil(shld be enough oil to cover the prawans)until golden then remove and set aside to drain. I guess there might be a few reasons why your prawns and cereal is moist.

    1. Maybe like what u said, u did not fry the prawn well enough.
    2. The sauce was too mosit before u add the prawn and cereal to stir fry.(Cos when u stir-fry the cereal and prawns the mixture shld be dried instead of moist)

    Maybe u can describle to me, what u come across when preparing this dish so that i can help u to find the problem. HTH... :)

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  11. I fried the curry leaves together with butter, then add in chillies. Add in lightly beaten egg yolk (which solidify pretty fast), quickly pour in some freshmilk (cos i dont know what cream means), then added in cereal mix, followed by prawns. It didnt seem crispy at all :-(

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  12. just came back from singapore and some friends took me to dinner at Jumbo seafood. my friend ordered the cereal prawns and it tasted HEAVENLY! i can't get it off my mind! i've been checking out the restaurants here in manila to see if they have it but i haven't been too sucessful... we don't have the cereal prawn mix either... :(
    i guess i have to wait til my next trip to singapore to get a taste of the best ever cereal prawn... :(

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  13. I am from Manila and have been charmed by this dish myself. I just read an article featuring Rice Table, a restaurant in SM Mall of Asia that serves cereal prawns - Singapore style. You might want to check it out.

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  14. Dear Anon..

    What you ate in singapore is in fact one of singapores "signature" dishes, called Singapore Chilli Crab.
    What makes it so unique, is in fact the Tamarind Seed that gives it a slight sour taste. Locals refer to Tamarind as "Assam"
    Hope thats ok for you. Cheers, John (singapore)

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