Prawns Fried in butter and garlic with Bhut Jolokia Sauce
Prawns Fried in butter and garlic  with Bhut Jolokia Sauce

Prawns Fried in butter and garlic with Bhut Jolokia Sauce

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I recently got a batch of Bhut Jalokia (Ghost peppers) from Manipur thanks to a friend. With a Scoville  Scale close to 1.5 million, it ranks third among the hottest peppers in the world according to the Guiness  Records.  I am not trying to scare you with the heat unit but just to appreciate what this can do to your stomach if not used with care.  This is one of the easiest and quickest recipe with no major work involved but abundance of flavor and taste. Since the prawns is delicate I usually avoid too many spices to lose the taste of the meat.  For this recipe, you will need. My measurements are as needed and don’t follow a definite system

  • Prawns
  • olive oil
  • my own mix of cinnamon, clove, black and green cardamom, mace and star anise
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Dried Rosemary, thyme, parsley
  • crushed pepper
  • Quarter tea-spoon Bhut Jalokia (Ghost Pepper) paste I made from fresh peppers and stored  with olive oil.  You can always substitute this with the normal peppers if you are among the faint hearted 🙂
  • a pinch of sugar (it does not make it sweet but enhances the flavors to an unbelievable level)
  • Lemon juice
  • sea salt (or normal if not available)
  • butter
  • finely cut garlic and ginger
  • crushed pepper
  1. Clean and de-vein the prawns well. I am terribly allergic to the poop chute  (the black vein below the body of the prawns) and make sure it is completely removed before I even begin to start cooking with it.
  2. Make a marinade of the above mixture (taste to check for acidity and salt) and apply liberally on the prawns. If its the tiger or emperor prawns make sure each individual pieces are coated well with the marinade.  Keep it aside for about 15 mins in the fridge or freezer. Since its a very delicate meat prawns take up the essence of the spices very quickly. Bring it down to room temperature before you begin the frying process.
  3. Put a good chunk of butter in a saucepan on low heat (the entire frying will be done on low heat) so it does not burn and let it nicely coat the saucepan. Add the crushed garlic and ginger and mix well till your nose gets lost in the aroma of the butter garlic.  Add the prawns and keep stirring them for about a minute. Cover with lid and let it cook for another 7-8 mins and stir again till you see circles of meat. Another one minute of stirring and voila we are done !! Simple no?
  4. Sprinkle some fresh herbs (not coriander or parsley or serve it just like that if you dont have any) and add lime if you want that hit of fresh acidity.  If its too spicy for you you could think of adding some cream (add it slow on low heat so it does not curdle or coconut milk and stir till thick)

For the veggies any of the vegetables can substitute for the prawns.

By the way how do you like my new signature based on the pirates?  ARRRRRRRRRR !

Bon Appétit !!

Warning – Unless you have used gloves to handle the ghost pepper make sure your hands are thoroughly washed before you bring them in contact with any sensitive parts like eye, nose etc or handling young children.


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32 Comments to “Prawns Fried in butter and garlic with Bhut Jolokia Sauce”

  1. Looks tasty. Am gonna try this once.

  2. Suzy says:

    Looks tasty but chillies are not my best friends. I had never heard of Bhut Jalokia so I learned something new today.

  3. Shilpa Garg says:

    Looks great! Bhut Jalokia… my husband would simply love it!

  4. Rajlakshmi says:

    You got me with bhut Jolokia 😀 Mom used to prepare a pickle out of it … I can only imagine how yummm your dish would have turned out.

  5. Wow….what can I say but YUMMY!

  6. Oh my those look scrumptious!!

  7. Am visiting you with my gloves on – we have been warned after all! 🙂 Looks delicious!
    Wren x

  8. Sounds delicious !!
    Love the taste combination, sound just like us.

  9. Molly says:

    Oh my goodness that looks soooo good. I love prawns


  10. image-in-ing says:

    Looks like this would be a great dinner – what time shall I come over?

  11. nabanita21 says:

    Oh God I love prawns and you just made me hungry and all I’m going to have for dinner tonight is veg!! arghh!

  12. Ralph says:

    Ah, the sweetness of prawns with the bite of hot peppers – a fine mixture of taste (although I will probably substitute the ghost peppers for those with a smaller flame 🙂

  13. Roger Green says:

    gracious – it looks delicious!


  14. Leovi says:

    Thank you very much! I’d try this delicious dish!

  15. Joy says:

    Sounds a wonderful combination of flavours.
    Joy – ABC Team

  16. Wayne Lutz says:

    You just made me so hungry. Prawn fishing is open in our area. Maybe I should go out and get some!

  17. Ann Chin says:

    I am terribly allergic to the poop chute , so am I. my fingers get itchy when ever I prepare prawns, thank, I didn’t know it was the poop chute. I am linking u to facebook.

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      linking me where?

    2. pravsphenomenon says:

      What will you be linking to in FB?

  18. Nona says:

    I’m not sure I could handle the spicy…but that sure does look good enough to make me drool.

  19. Tamara says:

    Oh boy looks lovely

  20. Woo hoo! These look delicious!

  21. Annaleis from Teapots and Tractors says:

    My brother would love this!

  22. Deborah says:

    I don’t actually eat prawns but the dish looks amazing!

  23. although i am a woman… i very very rarely prepare meals …..but a nice meal i never refuse ☺
    and well prepared prawns are mmmmmmm indeed.

  24. indrani says:

    Good presentations, it does tempt.
    Happy ABCW!

  25. diwestwell says:

    Yum Yum ! that looks delicious I will try that at the weekend, thanks for sharing.
    Best wishes,
    Di x

  26. This looks awesome – thanks for sharing! 🙂
    Happy Wordless Wednesday!

  27. XmasDolly says:

    Okay, now I think I’m looking at shrimp, right? It looks great, but all those other words just not sure what you’re saying. Going to have to look a few of these up ???

    1. pravsphenomenon says:

      if u mean the bhut jalokia there is a wikipedia link to it.

  28. tarahwatson says:

    Oh this looks amazing! Thank you 😀

  29. Anita says:

    These hot peppers are quite something!
    Yet to try them out! I love prawns & sea-food. This is a yummy dish 🙂

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