Here is an overdue blog post that should have been published a few weeks ago. Fresh seafood is hard to source up here in a Barossa so imagine the joy on my face when the sister had so kindly bought a big bag of fresh prawns for dinner when I came over to visit (the perks of living near central market).
As the prawns were still quite fresh, try avoid adding too much flavouring to them but rather, allow their true identity be revealed with simple, non-overpowering ingredients. This is a pretty simple recipe that my dad often use to cook prawns and it's one of those less than 10 minute recipes:)
5 cloves of garlic
1 kg of prawns, cleaned
A handful of chives
4 tbsp of soy sauce
Enough oil for frying
Fry garlic in oil until it browns slightly before tossing in the cleaned prawns. Do avoid tossing them around in the wok too much, allow the heat from the wok cook them. When the prawn colour changes to bright orange, add the soy sauce and give it a few more minutes to cook in the wok. At this point, you may add your chives in. Allow for about 30 seconds before dishing it out.