Mmm... Loooks so yummy right!? Well we're joined by Toni who is a cook at the authentic Mozambican restaurant called Toni’s on Koof right here in Cape Town. He'll be cooking us this awesome African dish, Try it out yourslef!
2 pounds prawns or jumbo shrimp peeled, deveined
Grill seasoning, such as McCormicks Montreal Steak Seasoning
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 - 2 peri-peri or other hot chile peppers, such as jalapenos, seeded and roughly chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 bay leaf, dried or fresh
Juice of 1 lemon
2 - 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup heavy cream (optional)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, a palmful
Coat the prawns with the grill seasoning. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. When the olive oil is hot, place about half the prawns in the skillet in a single layer and quickly sear them, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to a plate and reserve. Repeat with the remaining prawns.
Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet, then add the chile pepper and the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the fish stock and bay leaf. Boil over high heat to reduce the liquid by half.
Return the prawns to the skillet with the sauce and cook, turning once, until just cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and remove the bay leaf. Stir in the butter and cream and season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with the cilantro and serve.
Are you enjoying those Mozambican Prawns? Let us know if you're even considering vacationing there with mom and dad? You can comment below using the hashtag #UBBAFan