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Tiger prawns skewers recipe with detailed photos and video.

The tiger prawn skewer is a tasty seafood starter recipe which has been made utilizing the typical Kerala restaurant spices and cooking method. This seafood starter can be served with Indian green chutney. Let us discuss today the preparation of tiger prawn skewers. No oven method has been explained here, but you can make it in the oven or tandoor. 

    What are tiger prawns?

    Tiger prawns are the large aquatic crustaceans native to Indo -west Pacific Ocean. This large shrimp gets its name from the black stripes, which cover their shells. In Malayalam, we call it 'konju'. It is costly and rare seafood, may be due to its demand in export industries. 

    Other names of Tiger prawns?

    Tiger prawns are also known by the following names

    1. Giant tiger prawns
    2. Black tiger shrimp
    3. Asian tiger prawns


    1. Which country do tiger prawns come from?

    Prawns comes from the countries like, India, England, wales, Ireland etc. 

    2. Why they are called tiger prawns?

    Tiger prawns have its name due to the presence of stripes on its exoskeleton. These stripes resemble that of a tiger. 

    3. What is special about tiger prawns?

    Tiger prawns are larger in size, harder to catch and highly demanding seafood. Due to its larger size, these prawns are always expensive and high demanding. 

    4. Is tiger prawn a sea prawn?

    Yes, tiger prawns are marine invertebrates. 

    5. What do tiger prawns taste like?

    Taste of tiger prawns is almost similar to regular fresh water prawns. I think, tiger prawns are  harder and slightly salty. If we can neglect the charming larger size of tiger prawns, for me, my first preference will always be smaller fresh water prawns because it is more delicate texture and taste.

    6. Why are tiger prawns expensive?

    Longer raring period, pain in catching and greater consumer demand make this shrimp expensive than regular prawns. In restaurants also, tiger prawns are premium seafood dish, but prawns is inexpensive and accessible to every where.

    Spicy Shrimp Indian Style - About

    In this Kerala restaurant recipe, the deveined and cleaned tiger prawns are marinated with spicy mix. It is then pan fried in ghee or oil. 

    Tiger prawns skewers - Serving options

    Tiger prawns skewer is a starter dish, you can serve this with mint and coriander chutney or Green chutney. 

    Spicy shrimp Indian Style | Tiger Prawns Skewers Recipe Indian Style | Tiger Prawns Kerala Recipe | Shrimp Kerala Recipe

    Pan fried tiger prawns

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    • 8 tiger prawns, washed and deveined (250 gm)
    • 1" piece ginger
    • 5 to 6 garlic cloves
    • 1 spring curry leaves
    • 2 to 3 shallots, fried and caramelized
    • 1/2 tsp red chili powder or to taste
    • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder (optional)
    • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
    • Lime juice as needed
    • Water if necessary
    • 2 tbsp coconut oil
    • 2 tbsp butter

    How to Make Tiger prawns Pan Fry - Video

    Preparation of tiger prawns with step by step photos

    1. To make the tiger prawn skewers, I used 8 medium sized tiger prawns. Before use I washed the prawns with freshwater for two three times to remove the dirt and debris.

    2. Now it is the time to prep the prawns. Insert one skewer into the prawns carefully. Hold the prawns carefully, start from the tail segment gently push the skewer so that it comes out without damaging or breaking the prawn.

    3.  Leaving the head and tail segments, remove its exoskeleton and legs carefully with your hands.

    4. Now make a shallow slit on the top side of the prawns with a knife.

    5. Devein it.

    6. Repeat the process and prepare the remaining prawns also.

    7. Take a mixer jar, put garlic, ginger, fried onions, turmeric powder, chili powder, pepper powder and salt. Squeeze half portion of a medium lemon.

    8. Grind smoothly.

    9. Apply this paste on the prawns and refrigerate for next two hours so that the spices infuse into the prawns carefully.

    10. After the resting period, pour oil and butter in a hot pan.

    11. When the butter melts fully, place the prepared prawns one by one. Keep the flame medium or low.

    12. When one side is done, flip the prawns carefully.

    13. Close with a lid and cook till the prawns are done. 

    14. The juices will ooze out of the prawns first, then will evaporate and the prawns will turn crisp. 

    15. Once crisp, transfer to a serving plate and serve with green chutney.

    16. Enjoy.

    Happy Cooking


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