24 August, 2015
PRAWNS IN TOMATO BASIL AND LIME SAUCE
If you read my recipes you may get an idea that basil is my favorite .I love anything, stir fry,curries,pesto ..anything with basil and I love another ingredient, lime.
Generally this lime variety is not easily found in Mumbai.My husband orders it from a special shop who gets this variety from Bengal.We call it gondhoraaj lebu ..”Gondho” meaning fragrance and “Raj” meaning King in Bengali .This is rightly called the king of fragrance.So this is a simple stir fry,extremely tasty …as I trust my senses ,there was no body at home to compliment my dish and I could not resist finishing the full plate.Before my family was home it was all over….I mean the dish..finger licking good.
Lets look at the ingredients
1.Prawns deveined and shelled (8 to 10)
2.Basil leaves (4 to 5)
3.Lime juice(1 lime)
4.Lime jest (1/2 tsp)
5.Tomatoes (2 pureed in grinder)
7.Garlic(7 to 8 small cloves or 2 big cloves) crushed
8.Green chillies (2 to 3) chopped
9.Black pepper (crushed fresh)
10.Dried basil (1/2 tsp)
11.chilly flakes(1 tsp)
12.cornflour (1 tsp)
1.Marinate the prawns in salt and lime juice for at least 10 minutes.
2.In a tbsp of oil add crushed garlic ,followed by tomato till the tomato is cooked and does not smell raw
3.Add the prawns and salt as per taste.
4.Add green chillies, hand torn basil leaves and lime zest cover cook for 5 minutes in low flame.
5.Add chilly flakes and mix.
6.Dissolve 1 tsp cornflour in little water and add to the pan.
7.cook till it forms a nice sauce of medium consistency.
8.Just before taking out add black pepper roughly crushed and serve hot with rice.Garnish with basil leaves.
I had only this though .I am sure you will enjoy 🙂