Saut?ed prawns with fried leeks in prawn-carrot sauce


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Preparation Time:
10 Min
Serves:
4
Difficulty:
Easy
Cost:
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Main Ingredients:

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Cooking Preparation of the Recipe:

16 lg Prawns (heads on); peeled, 1/4 c Olive oil
- deveined (reserve the 3 c Peanut oil
- heads and shells for the 1 Leek; washed and finely
- Prawn-Carrot Sauce) - julienned
Salt and pepper

---------------------PRAWN-CARROT SAUCE--------------------------
3 tb Olive oil 1 c White wine
2 c -shells heads of prawns 1 pt Heavy cream
1 Onion; diced 3 tb Butter; cut in small pieces
4 Carrots; sliced Salt and pepper (to taste)
1 Leek; washed and diced

Season the prawns with the salt and pepper. Refrigerate the prawns
for 1 hour.

In a large skillet place the olive oil and heat it on medium high
until it is hot. Add the chilled prawns and saut? them for 2 minutes
on each side, or until they are done. Set them aside and keep them
warm.

In a large saucepan place the peanut oil and heat it on medium until
it is hot (350øF). Add the leeks and fry them for 1 minute, or until
they are golden brown. Remove them with a slotted spoon and place
them on paper towels to drain. Lightly season them with the salt.

In each of 4 medium-sized plates with high rims place 1/2 cup of the
Prawn-Carrot Sauce. Place 4 prawns on top of the sauce, in a circular
pattern. Place the fried leeks on top.

Prawn-Carrot Sauce: In a medium saucepan place the oil and heat it on
medium high until it is hot. Add the shells and the heads of the
prawns, and saut? them for 4 minutes. Remove them and set them aside.

Add the onions, carrots, and leeks. Saut? them for 5 minutes.
Return the prawn shells and heads to the pan. Saut? the ingredients.
Add the white wine. Cook the ingedients for 4 to 6 minutes, or until
the liquid is reduced to 1/4. Add the heavy cream. Cook the
ingredients on low heat for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the liquid is
reduced to 1/2.

Remove the prawn shells and heads with a slotted spoon and discard
them. Place the sauce in a food processor and blend it. Strain the
sauce and return it to the pan. While whisking constantly, add the
pieces of butter one at a time. Season the sauce with the salt and
the pepper.

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