Prawn in Tomato Garlic Sauce

Prawns are a low fat source of protein. A 100 g serving of prawn, approximately 8 prawns, contains 101 calories per serving, over 19 g of protein and only 1.4 g of total fat. A serving also contains calcium, potassium and phosphorus and is a very good source of vitamins A and E too.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 scallions, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced into thin slivers
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup clam juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar, optional
  • 750 g – 1 kg big prawns

Method

  1. In a large saute pan over medium heat, add the olive oil, scallions, garlic, a nice pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper.
  2. Cook until the greens of the scallions are wilted and darkened with the oil and the garlic is tender and slightly golden ( 4 minutes approx).
  3. Add the tomatoes, season with salt and cook while stirring until the tomatoes are softened ( 2 minutes approx).
  4. Add the clam juice and lemon juice, bring to a light simmer and stir.
  5. Taste, and if the tomatoes and lemon juice are too tart, add sugar and stir.
  6. Sprinkle the shrimp with salt and pepper and add to the pan.
  7. Cook on 1 side until the shrimp begins to turn opaque and curl slightly, 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Then toss and cook until they just begin to turn pink on the other side, 1 to 2 more minutes.
  9. Serve warm or chilled.
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