We usually like seafood and specially prawns.Once I cooked prawns by preparing a ground spices paste including red chili.It was spicy,but still good as a spicy seafood dish.Though the name says chili sauce,I didn’t use any store bought chili sauce.Instead I allowed to cook chili paste and tomato until it become a sauce and after that I added prawns.
In Sri Lanka Chinese recipes are much popular.However,most of the Chinese recipes need different sauces which you have to balance to get the correct taste.Instead of using many such sauces,try a recipe like this to use the natural ingredients from the Sri Lankan kitchen.Who says you cant make sauces easily using the ingredients in a typical Sri Lankan kitchen?This is of course healthier than using store bought sauces. 🙂 Anyway,check this devilled prawns recipe if you love to try different Sri Lankan Chinese recipes! 🙂
Recipe : Spicy Prawns in Chili Sauce
500g prawn/shrimp, cleaned, shelled and deveined
4-5 tablespoons oil
1 tomato sliced
1 onion sliced
½ cup thick coconut milk
2 tspn Red chilli powder
½ tspn Raw Curry Powder
¼ tspn turmeric powder
5-6 cloves of garlic
1 inch piece of ginger
2 inch piece of lemon grass
Salt to taste
Grind red chilli,curry powder,turmeric powder,ginger,garlic and half of the onion slices into a thin paste. Keep aside.
Heat cooking oil in a pan.
Once oil is hot, add the lemon grass and remaining onion.Once onions are tender, add spice paste and stir-fry until aromatic.
Then add tomato slices and stir fry until tomato become tender and appear as a sauce.
Then add the prawns. Continue to stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes until prawns are pink.
After that,add thick coconut milk.Mix well.
Adjust for salt.Mix well to cover the prawns with the gravy/sauce.
Serve hot with rice.
Dont forget to try this prawns recipe next time when you cook prawns at home. And dont forget to share your experience with me as a comment.I love to read those! 🙂 Happy cooking!