When I was at our vacation home recently, I had a hankering for some good shellfish. It was one of those times when I just couldn’t get it off my mind, and I knew I wouldn’t be satisfied until I took care of my craving. There is a fantastic meat market close-by the house, so I ventured out to find something tasty to cook for dinner. When I saw the enormous prawns (think small lobsters) behind the glass, I had a great idea for a Stuffed Tiger Prawns recipe and decided to make to buy some of these large prawns and give my recipe idea a try!
Stuffed Tiger Prawns Recipe
Luckily the tiger prawns I bought were deveined, so I just had to clean them up a bit more (as I am kind of OCD about shrimp and prawns). I only made two, since I would be the only one eating them, but you could double or triple the recipe as needed.
What do you put in large stuffed prawns
Well you really could put in whatever you want! I chose to add more…shrimp of course. And the following:
4 Tiger Prawns (2 for stuffing and two chopped coarsely for filling)
1/2 cup French bread pieces, chopped into small cubes (I used Ciabatta rolls)
1/4 cup mayo
Land o’ Lakes Saute Express (Garlic & Herb flavor) or this alternative: butter, 2 cloves garlic, 1 tsp onion powder
2 Green Onions – chopped
1 Tablespoon breadcrumbs
3 Tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp. Pepper
1 tsp. Lemon Juice
How to you make stuffed tiger prawns?
You can do this anyway you like, but here is the way that worked best for me. As mentioned above, when you prepare shrimp for cooking any type of dish, make sure you clean the heck out of them! After cleaning and thoroughly patting them dry, fan two of the large prawns out on a cookie sheet (or you can use a baking pan).
In a medium bowl, melt the cube of Saute Express butter, or the alternative mentioned above. Add the bread pieces to soak up the butter.
Add the chopped prawns, cut up bread pieces, mayo, chopped onions, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and two of the tablespoons of Parmesan Cheese.
Put a mound of filling on each open prawn, sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and remaining parmesan cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 40 minutes. Service with lemon wedge and enjoy!