Miso Butter Prawns with Japanese Pea-Corn Fritters

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Recently, Team West Coast sent me a box of different kinds of frozen foods (under the brand names Frish, Kavan’s and Cambay Tiger) for product review. In this post, I chose some of their wonderful products for my recipe. We tasted each one of the products individually and loved the Potato Windows by Frish. These, when fried, were crisp and looked gorgeous. My kids loved these windows, which are just perfect for children, as these are non-spicy. We noted that both the Potato Windows and Potato Fries by Frish are just right in salt content and after frying, these don’t retain much oil. Frish also has Spring Roll Patti and these come handy when you have to cook impressive spring rolls in a jiffy.

 

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These Potato Windows are worth a try. We loved this product!

 

No more monotonous and time-consuming paratha-making after a tiring day out! Kavan’s Flakey Paratha and delicious Malabar Paratha come to rescue. Just open the pack and fry these in a little oil or ghee. We had these parathas in dinner, with Maharashtrian-style chicken curry. It was a match made in heaven: I would love to try those flakey and tasty parathas as wraps next time I bring them home.

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Being a hardcore non-vegetarian, we were most impressed by Cambay Tiger’s frozen seafood products. Well-priced with superb quality, we loved these four products: DVT Super Jumbo, Garlic Butter Prawns, Chilli Basil Basa Fish and the Breaded Basa Mini Fillet. At Cambay Tiger, there is seafood catering to everyone’s tastebuds. If you love your seafood spicy, try the Chilli Basa Fish. I bought two more packs of Chilli Basa Fish yesterday, and I can tell you that these are quite addictive. If you like your seafood mild, then garlic butter prawns and the Breaded Basa Mini Fillet are good options. The Breaded Basa Mini Fillet has an awesome crust to bite in, although we felt that the fish content should have been a little more. Tastewise, it needs a little plumping-up with mild spices.

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For today’s recipe post, we chose Frish’s Frozen green peas and frozen sweet corn. We thawed these and steamed them together slightly.

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The pea-corn fritters.

The pea-corn fritters.

The black tiger jumbo prawns (DVT Super Jumbo) were very fresh and already de-veined when I opened the pack. When I cooked them, they had a beautiful orange colour. After cooking, I was very impressed by the firmness and the flavour.

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Miso Butter Prawns with Japanese Pea-Corn Fritters

Miso Butter Prawns with Japanese Pea-Corn Fritters

Cambay Tiger DVT Super Jumbo Prawns and Frish’s frozen green peas and sweet corn are easily available in Mumbai. This is a Japanese-cuisine-inspired dish. I used the commercially available Miso paste and Mirin to give the prawns a subtle flavour. Butter and prawns is the combo which can never go wrong! The pea-corn fritters has a good amount of Shichimi Togarashi (Japanese spices) in it, along with another Asian (non-Japanese) ingredient, which weaved magic in these fritters: Sambal Oleek. It is a kind of Indonesian chilli sauce, which is available in gourmet stores easily.

Ingredients

  • Ingredients for Miso Butter Prawns:
  • Cambay Tiger DVT Super Jumbo Prawns (thawed): 1 pack
  • Miso paste: ½ tsp
  • Mirin: 1 tsp
  • Salt: ¼ tsp
  • Butter: 1 tsp
  • Toothpicks
  • Ingredients for Japanese Pea-Corn Fritters:
  • Frish’s frozen green peas (thawed and steamed): 1 cup (half-mashed)
  • Frish’s frozen sweet corn (thawed and steamed): ½ cup (half-mashed)
  • Onions (finely chopped): ½ cup
  • Shichimi Togarashi: 1.5 tsp
  • Sambal Oleek: 1 tbsp
  • Salt: ½ tsp
  • Egg (beaten): 1
  • Cornflour: around ½ cup
  • Sesame oil: ½ cup (for frying)

Instructions

  1. Combine the miso paste, mirin and salt. Marinate the prawns for 30 min, with this mixture. Slowly insert a toothpick lengthwise into each of the marinated prawns. This will prevent the prawns from curling up on heating! Warm some butter and fry the prawns till they are orange.
  2. For the fritters, combine all the ingredients (except the oil). The mixture should be dry. If not, add more cornflour (and an extra pinch of salt). Make flattened balls and fry in very hot sesame oil, on a simmered flame. If you don’t fry it on a simmered flame, the inside part will stay raw. The fritters should be nicely browned on both the sides. Serve with sambal oleek or any Asian red chilli sauce.
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  • kitchenriffs

    A lot of frozen foods are of really high quality. Shrimp, corn, and peas are things that I happily buy frozen when I can’t get good quality fresh. So I’m all set to make this dish! Really fun recipe – thanks.

    • http://www.cosmopolitancurrymania.com/ Purabi Naha

      Oh, thank you so much, John. Those shrimps were lovely with pea-corn fritters. YUM!

  • Bam’s Kitchen

    Hi Purabi these are such fun little bites for a gathering. Miso butter prawns sounds delightful. When you lived in HK, did you ever have a problem with the frozen shrimp leaving a blue dye colour after you unthawed them? Fresh shrimp never have this issue so I think that so companies put something in the shrimp to make them bigger so they can charge more. Have a super day. BAM

    • http://www.cosmopolitancurrymania.com/ Purabi Naha

      Hi Bam. When I was in HK, I actually never bought frozen shrimps. I loved the fresh seafood there. However, in Mumbai, seafood (esp prawns) are sometimes not so fresh, so I also opt for frozen ones here. But, you noticed such a serious issue with frozen prawns…dye colour in prawns! Absolutely a no-no!! Thanks for your comment Bam!

  • Denise@From Brazil To You

    The prawns and the fritters look terrific… they are to clean the plate and go for more…

    • http://www.cosmopolitancurrymania.com/ Purabi Naha

      Approvee

  • Daniela

    These are very tempting looking little bites.
    Easy to prepare and I just love the crunchy looking fritters :)

  • http://curryandcomfort.blogspot.com/ Curry and Comfort

    Wow!!!! Those prawns look magnificent. I want to eat all of it. :)

  • Amy (Savory Moments)

    Wow! This dish looks so delicious and really different! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Hope to see you again soon :-)

    • http://www.cosmopolitancurrymania.com/ Purabi Naha

      Thanks Amy. Welcome to Cosmopolitan Currymania! :)

  • Juliana

    Yum! These prawns with miso look delicious…and yes nicely paired with the fritters…beautiful presentation Purabi.
    Hope you are having a great week :D

  • lisaiscooking

    Miso butter sounds delicious with those lovely, big prawns! This looks like a great meal.

  • Abbe Odenwalder

    I love shrimp and use frozen all the time. Love the addition of miso and the fritters sound very tasty indeed!

    • http://www.cosmopolitancurrymania.com/ Purabi Naha

      Thanks Abbe. We loved the buttery and miso-flavoured prawns. And the vegetarian pairing was perfect with these! :)

  • http://justonecookbook.com/blog/ Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Miso and butter goes well together and this looks so delicious!!! I use frozen shrimp in cooking when I don’t have enough time to defrost meat. :D So convenient and we all love shrimp.

  • The Hungry Mum

    my mouth is WATERING. I love prawns & fritters so I’ll have to try this.