Saut‚ed prawns with fried leeks in prawn-carr

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
16 larges Prawns (heads on); peeled, deveined (reserve the heads and shells for the Prawn-Carrot Sauce)
\N \N Salt and pepper
¼ cup Olive oil
3 cups Peanut oil
1 \N Leek; washed and finely julienned
3 tablespoons Olive oil shells & heads of prawns
1 \N Onion; diced
4 \N Carrots; sliced
1 \N Leek; washed and diced
1 cup White wine
1 pint Heavy cream
3 tablespoons Butter; cut in small pieces
\N \N Salt and pepper (to taste)

PRAWN-CARROT SAUCE

Season the prawns with the salt and pepper. Refrigerate the prawns for 1 hour.

In a large skillet place the olive oil and heat it on medium high until it is hot. Add the chilled prawns and saut‚ them for 2 minutes on each side, or until they are done. Set them aside and keep them warm.

In a large saucepan place the peanut oil and heat it on medium until it is hot (350øF). Add the leeks and fry them for 1 minute, or until they are golden brown. Remove them with a slotted spoon and place them on paper towels to drain. Lightly season them with the salt.

In each of 4 medium-sized plates with high rims place ½ cup of the Prawn-Carrot Sauce. Place 4 prawns on top of the sauce, in a circular pattern. Place the fried leeks on top.

Prawn-Carrot Sauce: In a medium saucepan place the oil and heat it on medium high until it is hot. Add the shells and the heads of the prawns, and saut‚ them for 4 minutes. Remove them and set them aside.

Add the onions, carrots, and leeks. Saut‚ them for 5 minutes. Return the prawn shells and heads to the pan. Saut‚ the ingredients. Add the white wine. Cook the ingedients for 4 to 6 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced to ¼. Add the heavy cream. Cook the ingredients on low heat for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced to ½.

Remove the prawn shells and heads with a slotted spoon and discard them. Place the sauce in a food processor and blend it. Strain the sauce and return it to the pan. While whisking constantly, add the pieces of butter one at a time. Season the sauce with the salt and the pepper.

Similar recipes