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Steamed Garlic Prawns recipe

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Andaman and Nicobar are the largest group of islands in the Indian subcontinent. Apparently, there is no specific cuisine on these islands and it takes inspiration from Indian, Burmese, and Oriental Cuisine. Steamed garlic prawns is one simple and easy recipe that is adapted from Oriental cuisine and makes a delicious side dish with plain steamed rice.

Steamed Garlic Prawns recipe
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian/Chinese
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  • ½ kg Prawns
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Sesame (Gingelly) Oil
  • 10 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
  • ½ tsn Whole Black Peppercorns , crushed (optional)
  • Lemon juice , few drops
  • 2 tbspVegetable Oil
  • Salt , to taste
  1. To begin making the Andaman Style Steamed Garlic Prawns recipe, in a heat proof boil collect chopped garlic and green chillies and keep aside.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a pan till smoking hot, and pour the hot oil immediately over the chopped garlic and chillies. Wait till they crackle and leaves and aroma. Set aside to cool.
  3. While the garlic oil is cooling, set up a steamer and place the prawns in a pan/plate that will go inside the steamer.
  4. Pour the garlic infused oil all over the prawns and gently rub them, season with some salt and set to marinade till the steamer gets ready.
  5. Now steam the prawns for around 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile mix soy sauce and sesame oil in a small bowl.
  7. Take out the cooked prawns and spoon the sauce mix all over.
  8. Sprinkle some freshly crushed black pepper and some chopped coriander.
  9. Drizzle some lemon juice over the prawns if you like or else skip it. Serve hot.
  10. Serve Andaman Style Steamed Garlic Prawns as a side dish along with steamed rice and Jeera Rasam for a weekday meal.

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