Salted Egg Golden Prawns


Because of our feast at Jumbo Seafood, I was determined to make Salted Egg Golden Prawns at home. I've actually tasted a similar dish in the Melbourne's Little Vietnam some years back. It was called Fried Chicken with Golden Egg. As my Ilocano lolo would say 'Isumilaiso' or as the Thais would put it 'Same same'.

In both dishes, it was the sauce that held the yummy secret.
And that's what I tried to recreate. With some success, I must say.

I bought half a kilo of fresh prawns from my suki at Salcedo Market for P330. For that price, you'll only get to eat 2 pieces of prawns at a restaurant!

To make this, you'll need:
prawns- cleaned and deveined. This will make the dish prettier haha! Check out my tutorial here
salted duck egg yolks- aka itlog na pula. 4 pieces.
flour- for dusting
butter- about 2 tablespoons
salt and cayenne pepper

Mash the egg yolks until consistency is a fine paste.

Dust the cleaned prawns with salt, pepper, and flour. Melt butter in a pan then add the prawns. Flip over once one side turns orange.

Immediately add the mashed egg yolks and toss to coat the prawns. Serve hot.

You will have to adjust the seasoning to your liking. The sauce I made was not as silky (and bright yellow) as the ones we had at Jumbo. So I'm thinking that it might be better use a blender so that it will become much smoother.

You can also probably add garlic paste (smoother texture) to add more flavor to the dish, and top it off with scallions.

























For something I've only eaten twice, I think this was a very good attempt. And I'm sure I can make it taste even better next time.

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