When I get my hands on giant prawns like these, I like to airfry, grill or steam them for the best flavour! Today I decided to have some airfried prawns topped with lovely cheese for a quick and simple lunch. The best part? They’re ready in 7 minutes! (ok about 10-12 minutes if you count the cleaning but that’s not too bad at all!)
The prawns don’t need any seasoning because we’re stuffing them with garlic, mayo and cheese. This prawns recipe would work really well with halved crayfish too. Be careful not to overcook these so they remain sweet and tender. Ready for a quick seafood fix? Here you go!
Airfried Cheese Grilled Garlic Prawns (budgetpantry.com) Makes 1-2 servings
What you need:
4 pieces large tiger prawns 2 tablespoons minced garlic Squeeze of mayonnaise or mentaiko mayo Shredded cheddar cheese Spring onions and lettuce, to serve (optional)
Preheat your airfryer or oven to 180C.
In the mean time, prep your prawns by cutting a slit along the back and remove the dirty stuff.
Pat dry and stuff with minced garlic, squeeze some mayonnaise and stop with shredded cheese.
Fold baking paper into a boat (I would have used my baking pan if the prawns could fit), lay out your prawns, sprinkle more cheese on top and airfry for 7-8 minutes at 180C until done. If using the oven, you may need to add two more minutes to the timing.
Tip #1: If you oven has the ‘Crispy Grill’ function, cook the prawns for 8 mins and switch to ‘crispy grill’ for another 1-2 minutes and watch the cheese sizzle.