Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Broiled Prawn with Miso

broiled freshwater prawn with miso recipe

broiled freshwater prawn with miso recipe

This prawn with miso dish has straight-up become one of S's favorite dishes. I used to enjoy it in a Japanese restaurant in Singapore — Akashi — with my girlfriends. I can't find it in any Japanese restaurant here, so I decided to make my own. It looks fancy but it's simple to make, perfect for impressive dinner guests. Creamy, sweet and salty - yum. Just marinate the prawns overnight and put them under the broiler 10 minutes before you are ready to eat. I paired the prawns with a soba noodle soup - another simple dish that does not take long to prepare.

broiled freshwater prawn with miso recipe

Broiled Prawn With Miso
inspired by Akashi

4 freshwater prawns
¾ cup white miso
½ cup sugar
¼ cup mirin

1. To make the miso paste: mix the miso, sugar and mirin in a small saucepan at medium high heat. Stir until the sugar completely dissolves. Bring to a boil and switch off the heat. Let the paste cool.

2. Clean the prawns. Make a deep cut in the belly of the prawn, cutting the length of the prawn being careful not to cut through. Press open the prawn. Spread the miso paste on the prawns, making sure to get into all the nooks and crannies. Keep in the refrigerator for 2 hours (or overnight).

3. Heat the broiler to high. Put the prawns on the highest rack in the oven and broil for 5-7 minutes, depending on the size of the prawns.

Serve with soba noodle soup or a salad.

broiled freshwater prawn with miso recipe


Aleta said...

You fascinate me with the pictures! I've never seen prawn like this before!

maybelle's mom said...


jordan. said...

Looks/sounds good! We had creamy, sweat and salty last night with a yummy broccoli soup, so I definitely appreciate the description. The soba noodle soup looks pretty tasty itself.

high over happy said...

Thanks guys :)

LL said...

missed out again!

gaga said...

Mmm, what fantastic flavors! I'm drooling over here.

Mer said...

Wow those colors are amazing! Great photos. :)

high over happy said...

Thanks LL (sorry though), gaga and Mer :)

Thistledew Farm said...

That meal looks delicious! Come payday, I am heading to the fish department!

high over happy said...

It is definitely more affordable when you cook it - one of the advantages of home cooking!

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