Bosun’s Garlic Prawns

So who’s the BOSS onboard?

In the galley, definitely thats me… The Cookonboard!

But on deck, there’s only one BOSS… That’s the Bosun!

Normally Bosun are badass sailors. They do what they want, when they want it and where they want it to be.

So these are the GUYS you don’t wanna be messing with while staying onboard.

But they have a reason to be a badass Bosun… Because He knows how to do the job, when to do it and where to do it SAFELY!!!

If you are a deck-hand, you’re life onboard defends on these badass Bosuns.

A few years ago, I learn this Prawn recipe from Bosun Adonis. We work together on M.T. Persia, an oil tanker vessel assigned in Iran. If you’re reading this now BOSS, thanks alot for the recipe. It’s an all time favourite of the crew!

At home, my daughter Jenin can easily knocked down a full bowl of this dish. Too bad for my son Jerico who has an allergy for prawns, a single bite can turn his face all red and his body starts to itch. 😦 Anybody knows a remedy for my son allergy?

Bosun's Garlic Prawns Photo by Nino Almendra
Bosun’s Garlic Prawns
Photo by Nino Almendra

Now on with the cooking…

Bosun’s Garlic Prawns

Prep. time: 5minutes

Cooking time: 20minutes

Difficulty: Very Easy

Good for 12 crew

You will need;

3 kgs. black tiger prawn

2 Tbsp. cooking oil

1 head (12cloves) garlic, crushed and chopped

2 can (330ml/can) Sprite or 7-up softdrinks

4 Tbsp. unsalted butter

2 Tbsp. fish sauce{Patis}

1 cup {240ml} tomato sauce or  tomato juice

1 Tbsp. Sambal Oelek or Tabasco

3 tbsp. bread crumbs

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Garnish with 1/2 cup of freshly chopped spring onion

Direction;

Prepare all the required ingredients.

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed cooking pot. add garlic and stir until just browned.

Pour in sprite/7-up, bring it to a boil on very high heat.

Keep it boiling briskly with pot uncovered until reduced, about 10minutes.

When the softdrinks had reduced, add and melt the unsalted butter.

Throw-in the prawns, stir a few stroke, add the fish sauce (patis}.

While still on very high heat, bring it again to boil, cover for 3minutes.

Add the rest of the ingredients, season to taste.

Garnish and enjoy your meal 😉

Here’s how I do it;

We normally use frozen seafoods onboard. This is a 1kg. packet, but only 800grms. of prawns when thawed.
We normally use frozen seafoods onboard. This is a 1kg. packet, but only 800grms. of prawns when thawed.
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed cooking pot.
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed cooking pot.
12 cloves of garlic, crushed and chopped.
12 cloves of garlic, crushed and chopped.
Add garlic and stir until just browned.
Add garlic and stir until just browned.
Pour in sprite/7-up.
Pour in sprite/7-up.
Bring it to a boil on very high heat.
Bring it to a boil on very high heat.
Keep it boiling briskly with pot uncovered until reduced
Keep it boiling briskly with pot uncovered until reduced, about 10minutes.
When the softdrinks had reduced, add and melt the unsalted butter.
When the softdrinks had reduced, add and melt the unsalted butter.
Throw-in the prawns.
Throw-in the prawns.
Stir a few stroke.
Stir a few stroke.
Add the fish sauce (patis}
Add the fish sauce (patis}
While still on very high heat, bring it again to boil, cover for 3minutes.
While still on very high heat, bring it again to boil, cover for 3minutes.

{Note;Prawns get cooked 3-6minutes defending on it’s size.}

...After 3minutes
…After 3minutes! Now add the rest of the ingredients.
Pour in tomato sauce. Onboard I use tomato juice as a substitute.
Pour in tomato sauce. Onboard I use tomato juice as a substitute.
Add Sambal Oelek to your    desired amount.
Add Sambal Oelek to your desired amount.
I use a tablespoon of Sambal Oelek to spiced-up 3Kgs. of Prawns.
You can also use Tabasco as an alternative.
You can also use Tabasco as an alternative.
Pour in the bread crumbs. this will serve as your thickener for the sauce/gravy of your Prawns.
Pour in the bread crumbs. this will serve as your thickener for the sauce/gravy of your Prawns.
Season with salt to taste...
Season with salt to taste…
...and freshly ground black pepper.
…and freshly ground black pepper.
Garnish with freshly chopped spring onions.
Garnish with freshly chopped spring onions.
Add most of the spring onions to your cooked Prawns, but reserved some for garnishing to your serving dish.
Add most of the spring onions to your cooked Prawns,
but reserved some for garnishing to your serving dish.
Enjoy your meal 😉
Bosun's Garlic Prawns Photo by Nino Almendra
Bosun’s Garlic Prawns
Photo by Nino Almendra

Thanks alot for spending your precious time on my blog and hope this recipe

encourage you to try cooking some bosun’s Garlic Prawns.

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