Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Curried Prawns and Aubergine


1lb fresh prawns (uncooked)
1 8/10oz Aubergine
Half an Onion
Quarter West Indian Pepper
1 tbspn seasoning
salt and pepper
1 Tbspn Curry powder
1 Tbspn Oil
1 Tbspn Soy Sauce
Half a lemon
1 small tin Tomatoes

Peel and clean prawns as above and place in a clean bowl. Squees the juice of the lemon over and mix well rubbing the juice gently into the prawns. Add water and rinse and drain.

Add Soy sauce, half the seasoning, salt and pepper, and one tomato and some juice from the tin. Mix well and leave to marinate overnight or for at least 4 hours.

Chop the half an onion and the pepper, and fry in the hot oil in a wok for a few seconds. Add the curry powder and let this cook for a few seconds stirring. Then add the prawns lifting them out and leaving the marinade. Cook stirring for two minutes.

Remove prawns and add the aubergine which has been peeled and sliced into pieces 1 x 1 x 1/8. Add rest of tin of tomatoes and seasoning salt and pepper. Put about half a pint of bioing water over the marinade and add this. Cover and cook on high heat for 10 minutes. The aubergine should be almost dry and cooked so that it is almost losing its shape. Add the prawns stir and remove from heat allowing the heat from the aubergine to finish cooking the prawns slowly.

Serve with Paratha or white rice.

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