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by michelle

prawn omelette with fresh herbs

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This thin omelette with prawn (shrimp) filling is an adaptation of a Vietnamese favourite.

Vietnamese-prawn-omelette

For the omelette whisk 4 eggs with some water, salt and a little rice flour. For the filling dice 225g (½ lb) of raw prawns and add a few cloves of finely diced garlic, a few sliced spring onions, some fish sauce and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Wash and pick some fresh mint, Vietnamese mint and coriander (cilantro). When you’re ready to cook heat some oil in a wok and fry the prawn mixture until it’s cooked and remove to a bowl. Clean the wok and once again heat some oil until very hot. Add the eggs, rolling the wok around over the flames to get an even amount of egg all over the wok. When the egg is almost cooked, remove from the heat and loosen with a spatula or cooking chopsticks. Fold the omlette so that you can lift it out of the wok onto a plate and unfold again. Spread the prawn mixture over half of the omelette, scatter the herbs over the prawn mixture and fold the omlette over the filling. Garnish with more fresh herbs (this one was garnished with coriander and calendula petals.

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Written by michelle picker

April 16, 2016 at 5:38 am

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  1. Vietnamese food is one of the most flavorful in the world. I loved the idea of the omelette with the prawn filling and the generous usage of herbs in the recipe. I will certainly give this Vietnamese influenced recipe a shot.

    Hamvi Seafoods

    June 24, 2016 at 2:50 pm


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