Oh my God! I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to make a prawn burger! Why had I not put my love for burgers and prawns together to come up with this awesome combination sooner? Given that prawns cook really quickly, this is the ultimate fast food too! Not spending long hours in the kitchen is an added incentive for making these burgers. I’ve tried to keep the clutter minimal too – not having a dedicated cook to help me with everyday cooking makes me keep a tab on the number of dishes I use up. Plus, I’ve added the classic combination of Thai flavours; a balance of spicy, salty, sour and sweet to make these the best prawn burgers!
I’ve been a tad bit obsessed with arugula (rocket ) lately, so of course, I’ve used it as the green in these burgers. There’s just such a punch of flavours packed into the prawn burger patty, that I’ve kept everything else simple. A few dashes of Sriracha or Tabasco sauce, mixed with mayo is the only dressing. It’s funny how my tolerance for spicy food has shot up tremendously, but if you don’t like spicy food as much as I do, simply reduce the amount of chilli flakes in the recipe.
Full disclosure before I dive into (sometimes, even I tire of my ‘punny’ ways) the recipe – the prawns were sent to me by The Seafood Meat Co. and FBAI. In an ideal world, I would have plenty of time to make my way to the fish market haggle to buy prawns, have them cleaned and de-veined (or do that myself, depending on where I buy from) and then freeze them. But more often than not, I head to the frozen seafood section at supermarkets to buy seafood. With The Seafood Meat Co. , there is the added advantage of ordering directly from their website at a home delivery charge of Rs.25 if the order is under Rs.1000. It’s easy to stock up this way. What I’ve used for the burgers are medium-sized prawns that weighed about 500 gms before being cleaned and were about 320 gms after the shells were removed – this is totally normal. I liked that the delivery reached me in good condition, the bag was frozen and vacuum sealed. Convenient, hygienic and great quality- all rolled into one. I only had to wash and pat dry the prawns before using them. Whew! The theme of today’s post is definitely to do with saving time, don’t you think? Time to get cooking! Leave a comment when you make this, I love hearing from you!