Just because Valentine's Day is over doesn't mean you can't have a romantic dinner with someone special. This weekend why not try an African-inspired dinner for your significant other. Yetunde Ezeani, owner of Afrofood TV, is sharing a spicy recipe with our readers. It's very easy to make and is traditionally an Asian dish that has been transformed to an African dish with the use of Scotch Bonnet pepper and flour. Here it goes!
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Salt & Pepper Prawns
- 1 pound prawns
- 2 red scotch bonnets
- 3 sprigs of green onions
- 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
- 2 tsp. grated ginger
- ½ cup of flour
- 3 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. hot pepper flakes
- Salt to taste
- Canola Oil for frying
Rinse and lightly towel dry prawns. In a bowl combine flour, salt, garlic powder and pepper flakes. Coat the prawns with the seasoned flour making sure to coat all sides. In a shallow pan, heat up ½ a cup of oil. Place the prawns in pan, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry prawns about 1 minute per side. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel. In a separate pan heat up ¼ cup of oil, add garlic, ginger, scotch bonnets and chopped spring onions. Flash cook for about a minute. Add the fried prawns and toss around in the pan, making sure to coat the shrimp with the cooked mix. Reduce the heat and cook for additional 2 to 3 minutes. Serve hot.
Yeti Ezeanii is the founder of Afrofoodtv.com and host of “Taste of Africa” a 30 minute cooking show on Afrotainment Television. With a growing number of visitors monthly, AfroFoodtv.com is filling a void by providing a dynamic, educational resource to showcase the culture, cuisine and traditions of the many regions in Africa. To expand on the AfroFoodtv brand, Yeti is in the process of publishing a cookbook and is currently on the Dish Network Channel 751 on Sundays at 6pm EST.
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