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Firecracker Prawns

A couple of weeks ago, while at a friend's birthday party, I had an unbelievable shrimp appetizer. The shrimp was marinated in a thick sauce flavored with hoisin and orange juice. Just before serving, it was rapidly cooked in a large sauté pan. A heavy sprinkling of cilantro and green onions complete the dish.

The shrimp was plump, flavorful, and super succulent. This crowd pleasing, finger licking good recipe is perfect for any party menu. It's a must for your repertoire so get it now and

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Firecracker Prawns
From Jane Hammond Events

1/2 cup Hoisin sauce
1/2 cup orange juice
1 serrano chile, seeded and finely diced
1/4 bunch cilantro, leaves and tender stems chopped, plus 1-2 tablespoons chopped for garnish
1 bunch green onion, finely chopped, plus 2 tablespoons for garnish
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 lbs prawns, peeled and deveined (tail on)

  1. Mix the hoisin sauce, orange juice, chile, cilantro, onion, and oil in a large 8x8x2 inch baking dish. Add the prawns and toss to coat.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. If the shrimp are frozen, refrigerate overnight to thaw shrimp.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove shrimp from dish, place on a baking sheet, and discard marinade. Bake for 11 minutes until shrimp is cooked through. Alternately cook the shrimp in a large skillet over medium high heat until pink and plump, 8-10 minutes.
  4. Trasfer to a serving platter and garnish with more cilantro and green onion, if desired.

Serves 8.

Make ahead: Cool the cooked shrimp and cover. Reheat in a 350°F oven for five minutes and serve.

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rumpel2 rumpel2 8 years
i made these and they were d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s! instead of the hoisin sauce i used the island soyaki from trader joe's
milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
That looks insanely delicious. Thanks!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
Would be great alone or over pasta.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
YumSugar, you're my kinda girl. You eat some pretty yummy stuff and then pass it on. Hubby and I are grateful. I've yet to make the Leek Cheese Crumble but only cause I need to go shopping. This I'm gonna make also, seems pretty simple. Askme...you eat like my hubby, he's always gotta have his starch as he calls it. Am I showing my age?
LittleMascara LittleMascara 8 years
Totally trying this tonight, atop some Jasmine rice... yum!
LoneWolf LoneWolf 8 years
Looks like I know what I'm having for dinner tonight!
DreaAST DreaAST 8 years
Shrimp is yummy!
lizzylu49 lizzylu49 8 years
Looks yum, but I never like when the tails are left on.
emalove emalove 8 years
Shrimp typically isn't my favorite, but this looks/sounds good!
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 8 years
That looks good.
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years
must have a great flavor!
askmetostay askmetostay 8 years
YUM!!!! what could i make this with for a meal....perhaps rice or some noodles??
SugarCat SugarCat 8 years
Looks so delish.
rumpel2 rumpel2 8 years
man! this looks very appetizing!
ChrissyBaby ChrissyBaby 8 years
Mmmm.....my mouth is already watering. This sounds amazing.....I'm definitely making this one!
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
Too bad shellfish doesn't agree with me anymore. It looks great.
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