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This is my favorite way to eat prawns! It only takes 15 minutes to make and the brandy adds unexpected sweetness and depth of flavor. By the way, prawn and shrimp are one and the same. Mom taught me how to make this.

Prawns vs. Shrimp: Its the same thing. No difference. I just like calling big shrimp “prawns” – just a fancier word for $4 more a pound.

Garlic Brandy Prawns

1/2 lb prawns, shelled leaving tail on
1 t cornstarch
½ t salt
1T garlic, minced
1T butter
1 stalk green onion, cut on diagonal ¼” strips
1 Tbs brandy
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar

1. Clean & marinate the prawns: Rinse prawns, pat completely dry and marinate in cornstarch and ½ t salt for 5 minutes.

2. Heat wok and add oil. Once oil is barely smoking, turn down heat to med-high. Add prawns. Fry until they are half-done, approximately 2 minutes. Remove from wok, leaving the oil in the wok.

3. Add the garlic, fry for 10 seconds. Add the brandy, salt, sugar, butter. Cook sauce for 1 minute so that it slightly thickens. Add the prawns and green onion. Stir fry until prawns are cooked through, about 2 minutes (depends on size of your prawns)

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To celebrate my husband’s 23rd birthday 🙂 we had a small, informal dinner party with close friends. I let him choose the menu, and I couldn’t help myself….I had to add 3 other dishes…one of them Asian Salmon Burgers.

Asian Salmon Burgers

1 lb Salmon Filet, minced into 1/4″ dice or smaller
1 tsp Ginger, grated
1 tsp Garlic, minced
1 Tbs Soy
2 Tbs Hoisin
1 tsp Sesame Oil
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Red Onion, minced
1 Egg, beaten
Additional 1 T Hoisin sauce to brush on burger

4 Burger buns, lettuce, tomato slices, mayonnaise

Makes 4 patties.
1. In a small bowl, combine ginger, garlic, soy, hoisin, sesame oil, and egg.

2. In a large bowl, combine the salmon, red onion and 1/4c of the Panko. (Set aside the remaining Panko in a shallow bowl.)

3. Add the liquid ingredients to the salmon mixture. Shape the salmon into 4 burger patties. Carefully dredge each burger in the remaining Panko.

4. Cover and refrigerate burgers for at least 1 hour up to 4 hours.

5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat oil in a non-stick fry pan over medium heat. Fry burgers (don’t overcrowd!) 2 minutes on first side, Turn. Fry second side 1 minute. Brush a small amount of Hoisin on the tops of the burgers.

6. Bake in oven for 3 minutes, or until cooked through. If you like your salmon medium rare, only bake for 2 minutes. Serve with buns, lettuce, tomato slices.

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