Monday, 25 March 2013

Mama Pongkey's Seawater Prawns in Garlic Cream Sauce with Salad

We hadn't been eating at home lately, and it has come to the point that even the thought of going out is causing me dread. The weather is very hot and so it seems more pleasant to stay put where we have our fans and air conditioner going on. :-) Also, I posted an article today on eating at home in Facebook. Now I really should follow my own advice, eh? ;-)

So this is a little something I threw together in the wok, using what I had in the fridge. It cooked really fast and I had it with some plain basmati rice. Mmm hmm. Just that peeling the prawns took quite some time, as this time the prawns I bought were pretty small-ish.

Mama Pongkey's Seawater Prawns in Garlic Cream Sauce


0.5 kg seawater prawns (but after deveining and peeling them, probably only 350g left?)
200 ml cream
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
108 g cream cheese (I used one of those Kiri cubes, akin to Laughing Cow)
1 tablespoon palm oil
2 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups salad greens (I used iceberg and romaine)
1/3 cup cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (for soaking salad and prawns, separately)


  • Rinse and soak the vegetables in water and apple cider vinegar. Leave to stand. When prawns have finished cooking, give the veggies a final rinse and spin dry in a salad spinner for crispy leaves.
  • Peel prawns except for the tail end. Remove head and take out the main vein on the upper back. Soak in water and a bit of apple cider vinegar to remove possible contamination for 15 minutes. Rinse in water.
  • In a pan, heat the oil and melt the butter. Add in the cream, cheese and garlic, and stir for 3 minutes.
  • Add in prawns and herbs, and stir until lightly pink. I dislike overcooked prawns, so when I judge the prawns are just before the point of being fully cooked, I turn off the heat and add in salt and pepper while I stir. And leave it to stand while I sort out the salad.
  • Arrange the salad in the bottom of a wide dish, then carefully pour the creamy prawns on the salad. Serve with love :-)


nadia rashid said...

ha baru terfikir nak masak apa ngan udang petang ni...boleh try ni..:D

ummuaidan said...

sedapnya ..terasa hendak mencuba ..tapi kat sini prawn mahal sgt sbb semuanya yg frozen-imported..terpaksalah tunggu blk m'sia nak bermewah2...huhuhu

cikmanggis said...

masak sendiri lagi sedap kan Mama...tak payah redah panas sekarang ni.sayang Cm tak dapat makan udang selalu kerana alahan.Teringin nak makan udang camni :)

TukangKebun said...

My kids will surely love this. They are big fan of prawns.

Mama Pongkey said...

Hmm kalaulah boleh buka Blogger ni kat mobile device kan best.. hihihi.

I think I overdid the spices a bit. Guna 1/4 teaspoon or less for milder taste.

Ummu Aidan,
Yang frozen pun tak ada ye? Alahai. Boleh je cuba dengan ikan.

Cik Manggis,
Adui. Tak best betul alahan ni. Mungkin boleh cuba dengan kerang atau mussels?

Saya pun big fan, especially kalau dah peeled (senang masuk mulut terus om nom nom nom)

Sasha Tan said...

uishhhhh look so yummy!