Grilled Cheese Prawns
The first time I tried this was in Manhattan Fish Market in Malaysia, they call it Manhattan Flaming Prawns and boy they are amazing, it was love at first sight. It is a simple concoction of prawns where shells are sliced in the middle back side served with cheese melted in front of you using blow torch.
I really missed this dish and I guess the last time I had them was way back in 2006, now I will try to create them at home after I saw some good priced big prawns in the supermarket. I don’t know the recipe but I guess it’s quite easy to guess how they made it and based on the recipe that I came up with it was nearly if not the same flavour I enjoyed before.
- 16 pcs large prawns, shell on
- 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- freshly ground black pepper
- chopped parsley
- Melt butter in saucepan under low heat then add flour, salt, cayenne pepper and dry mustard. Mix well until blended.
- Gradually pour milk while constantly stirring, cook until thickened.
- Add the cheese and continue to cook until it melts and texture is smooth. Set aside.
- Butterfly cut the prawns with skin on, remove any veins then arrange in a baking tray.
- Pour cheese sauce on prawns leaving the heads exposed, sprinkle the mozzarella cheese and season with freshly ground black pepper, place on the top most part of a 230C preheated oven. Using the grill setting cook prawns for 5-8 minutes (depending on the prawn size) or until prawns are cooked and cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
- Remove from oven, garnish with chopped parsley then serve while hot.