I am sure many people love prawns, right? It's not that I don't like prawns, just that I am not that crazy about them.
When prawns are served or if they are present in any dish, sure I eat them with gusto. But I won't go out of my way to eat prawns or buy prawns to cook.
Ah! It was a packet of prawns that my brother (the married one) gave me for Chinese New Year. My brother works for the bank and he gets lots of gifts from customers (who butter him up to approve loans kah..kah..kah...). It so happened that among the gifts were a packet of frozen prawns.
These prawns were of different sizes - some were small and some were bigger. I was debating if I should peel them or cook them with the shells on. In the end I decided to shell them because it is a hassle to peel the prawns and get my hands dirty when eating.
So cook what, eh? There are many ways to use these prawns.
How about Bacon and Prawn Fried Rice?
Then I fell back on something much easier because I had some chili paste in the freezer. So this happened.
It looks a mess and I did not bother do a proper photography session. Without shells, the presentation is not as good.
These were two chili prawns that I cooked in the past.
Of course these are those big ass prawns and they looked great.