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Baked tiger prawns with tomatoes and cheese

Baked tiger prawns with tomatoes and cheese

Baked tiger prawns with a homemade tomato sauce and cheddar cheese in a casserole make an irresistible quick and easy appetizer.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Western
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 10 tiger prawns
  • 2 onions diced
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 dry red chili or 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/4 cup cilantro stalks chopped
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Remove head and claws from the prawns, keeping the shells and tails intact. Devein and wash. Cut slits along the length of the prawns on the inner side from head to tail, taking care not to cut through so that the prawns are still intact.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan, saute the chili/flakes and onions for about 3 minutes, then add the tomatoes. Simmer until the tomatoes turn mushy for about 10 minutes. Cool the mixture and blend into a paste along with the cilantro stalks.
  • Grease a casserole dish with butter and spread out the prawns in a single layer. Cover entirely with the tomato paste. Sprinkle cheddar cheese and cilantro on top.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Tiger prawns baked in tomatoes and cheese are ready to be served.

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Notes

  • The cilantro stalks with the tomatoes give a unique flavor to the baked prawns.
  • ┬áIf tiger prawns are not available, you can try this recipe with grey prawns though it may not be as delicious, since tiger prawns are the most suitable for this recipe.
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