Monday, August 31, 2009

Lincoln Prawns

1 kg Lincoln prawns, shelled and deveined
2T oil
3T butter
1 clove garlic
1/2c white wine
1/2c sherry
1 small tin of tomato soup
salt and freshly ground pepper
2T chopped parsley
2T finely chopped onion
1T lemon juice

Method: Once the prawns are cleaned, dredge lightly with a little plain flour. Heat butter and oil until it froths, drop in the garlic and toss the prawns in this till golden - it should not take more than 3 to 4 minutes. Lift out the garlic and drain off the oil and the butter into a small saucepan. Pour wine and sherry into the pan with the prawns and cook until the wine is reduced down to about a 1/3. This will take another 3 or 4 minutes only. Into the butter and oil put the onion and cook this very gently, with the lid on over a low gas flame. When golden through add soup, parsley and juice and season well. Combine with the prawn mixture and serve hot with rounds of buttered French sticks.*

*=suitable for cooking ahead and freezing
Note: 'Lincoln' = 'Port Lincoln'.
T=level metric tablespoon
t=level metric teaspoon
c=level metric cup
Source: Festive Fair: Christmas Menus (Adelaide: South Australian Gas Company, 'From the Home Service Department'; n.d. [early 1980s?]), p.12.