BC Spot Prawn season has come to an end, so you’ll have to wait one whole year before trying out this recipe. In the meantime, if you want to sub spot prawns with shrimp then visit Steveston’s Fish Market. Are you on FourSquare? Stop by the boat Go Cong in Steveston. Until the end of May 2010, they will give you a grab-full of medium shrimp if you show them your check in. A great reason to be a part of the FourSquare community if you’re not already!

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Instructions – serves 2
– spot prawns, 1 pound (can sub with shrimp, 1 pound)
– vegetable oil, 1/8 cup (+/- depending on how much sauce you prefer for dipping)
– soy sauce, 1/8 cup (+/- depending on how much sauce you prefer for dipping)
– garlic, 2 cloves chopped

– large pot
– small frying pan

Boil a large pot of water.
In the meantime, rinse off the spot prawns.
Chop the garlic.
Once the water is boiling, throw in the spot prawns. It should take approximately 30-45 seconds for the prawns to be ready. You’ll notice that the prawns float to the top, and curl up. Remove prawns from the pot and place in a serving plate or bowl. If you’re cooking the shrimp, it will be the same instructions.
Heat up the vegetable oil in the frying pan. Place garlic in a sauce dish. Once oil is heated, pour it over the garlic. Add soy sauce.

To enjoy the meal, just remove the head, peel the rest of the prawn, dip the prawn in sauce & savour the goodness when eating! If you’re adventurous, you’ll want the goodies inside the prawn head too. If that’s your cup of tea, you’re more adventurous than I!

Simple Spot Prawns, easy peasy done.
You really couldn’t ask for a simpler meal!