A Platter of Prawns: 3 Game Day Snack Recipes

So the star of these 3 game day snacks will be fresh prawns and a can of Maesri curry paste. No, we are not making a prawn curry and yes, you don’t just have to make a curry from a curry paste – Saba of @sabablacksheep

​I’m a big fan of sports, more so watching then playing it hihi. Of late, I’ve been spoiled for choice. World Cup soccer, Wimbledon tennis, golf, football, motorsports. You name it and I’ll watch it. So in today’s post I thought I would show you 3 really simple game day snacks you can prepare in next to no time with very few ingredients. So the star of these 3 game day snacks will be fresh prawns and a can of Maesri curry paste. No, we are not making a prawn curry and yes, you don’t just have to make a curry from a curry paste.
So first off let’s make some prawn spring rolls, these are so easy to do and are super tasty.
All you will need
Maesri curry paste
Fresh prawns
Spring roll wrappers
Beaten egg

 

 

I’m only making 6 but because it’s so easy you will be able to adjust the amount of ingredient to accommodate the amount you wish to make.

Step 1. Peel and devein the prawns leaving the tail on.

Step 2. Take some curry paste and spread it over the de-shelled portion of the prawn.

 

 Step 3.  Take 1 spring roll wrapper and lay it in a diamond shape in front of you. Now take the left corner and bend it over into the middle.
Now place one of the prawn horizontally across the folded corner leaving the tail of the prawn exposed outside the spring roll wrapper.
Take the corner of the wrapper closes to you and fold it over to cover the prawn.
Now take the right corner of the roll and fold it over the prawn.
Dab your finger in the beaten egg and use as glue around the remaining corner.
Roll the prawn as tight as possible into a cigar shaped cylinder.

 

Step 4. Time to deep fry these bad boys in 190c oil for about 3 minutes or until golden brown!

 

HOW EASY WAS THAT!!! 
​Ok let’s make a quick dipping sauce now.

 

​What you will need for this is a
1 tablespoon Maesri curry paste
100mls coconut milk
1 fresh chili crushed
2 teaspoons palm sugar
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon crush roasted peanuts
1 teaspoon lime juice
Step 1. Add the curry paste and half the coconut milk (preferably the thick stuff at the top of the can) to a saucepan and set to medium heat. Let the ingredient get to know each other for about 30 seconds. Now stir to combine.
Step 2. Now add the remainder of the coconut milk, chili, palm sugar (grate it in if using a block of sugar) stir and combine until sugar has melted.
Step 3.  Now add your fish sauce, peanuts and finish off with your lime juice. Give it another stir to combine. Turn of the heat and leave to cool.
Your sauce is ready to serve alongside your prawn springrolls.
I like wrapping the spring rolls in some lettuce and herbs but they are great just on their own too!!

 

Butterflied Prawns 

 

 

So these butterflied prawns are so easy to make, taste delicious and are something I often make for game day.

This is what you will need.
Maesri curry paste
Fresh prawns
Flour for dusting
Beaten egg
I’m only making 6.  But because it’s so easy you will be able to adjust the amount of ingredient to accommodate the amount you wish to make.

Step 1.  Peel and devein the prawns leaving the tail on.
Step 2. Take a knife and slice along the back of the prawn slicing almost all the way through. Then using your fingers gently flatter the prawn out, ensure not to break the tail.

 

Step 3. To help the prawn stay even flatter, take your knife and make some slits cross the flesh of the prawn ensuring you don’t go to deep.

 

 

Step 4. Rinse, clean and pat dry the prawns.

Step 5. Season with salt and pepper, take some curry paste and spread it over the top portion of the prawn.

Step 6. Now we are going to prepare the prawns for frying.

 

A. Dust the prawns in the flour and shake off any excess flour
B. Dip the prawn in the egg and shake off any excess egg.

 

Step 7. Now over a medium heat gently fry your prawns on each side for about 1 and a ¼ minutes per side.

 

Told you it was easy!!
I like to serve these butterflied prawns with a simple soy sauce with some freshly sliced chili.
Prawn Balls 
​These prawn balls are really crispy on the outside and are a fun bite size snack that anyone will love to eat on game day!

 

 

​This is what you going to need
1 tablespoon Maesri curry paste
10 fresh large prawns, peeled and deveined THEN chopped
2 fresh spring onions chopped (white part only)
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon corn starch
Pinch of pepper
1 small egg

Step 1. In a small food processor add all your ingredients and whiz until it becomes a thick paste.
Step 2. Transfer paste into a bowl and cover with cling wrap.
Step 3. Let rest in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

 

 

Step 4. Roll the paste into balls. I like golf balls size balls (*note these will expand when we fry them)

Step 5.  Now once you have made all your balls, it time to crumb them.

So you know how it goes, flour, egg them crumbs..
You’re going to need some plain flour, beaten egg and some panko crumbs.

For the egg mix I used one egg and 1 tablespoon of milk

For the bread crumbs we are using our panko
crumbs of course

 

Step 6.  roll the ball in the flour and shake off any excess flour

Step 7.  using the same hand dip the ball in egg mix and drain off any excess
Step 8.  firmly roll the ball in the panko crumbs until completely covered, transfer to a plate and lay out in a single layer.

 

Step 9. Time to deep fry these bad boys in 190c oil for about 4 minutes or until golden brown!

 

There you are peoples!!  3 really simple prawn dishes using  Maesri curry paste.
On your next game day serve these dishes in a large platter with some lettuce, fresh herbs, peanuts, lime and Lion Brand thin noodle sheets. Your friends will enjoy wrapping and dunking these prawn dishes so much they won’t even care who wins the game hahahaha.

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