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Recipe: Vermicelli With Spicy Prawns

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Here’s the recipe for the vermicelli with spicy prawns dish seen in the first episode of the new WIGS series, “Audrey.” The series, premiered on October 29, revolves around a food stylist/blogger and her love for food. Stay tuned for new episodes.

Ingredients (for 2 generous servings):

Vermicelli:

  • 8 ounces vermicelli, cooked according to package directions
  • ¼ cup light-tasting olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)

Spicy Prawns:

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon garlic salt (to taste)
  • several dashes of red cayenne pepper sauce (to taste)
  • 6 large fresh prawns, deveined, with shell and tail left on

Directions:

  1. Place ½ cup olive oil, 1 teaspoon garlic salt, and several dashes of red cayenne pepper sauce in a gallon-sized plastic freezer bag.
  2. Swirl around, to mix.
  3. Place 6 fresh prawns in bag, pressing lightly to coat evenly.
  4. Close bag until it seals tightly and marinate overnight.
  5. When ready to prepare meal, cook vermicelli according to package directions.
  6. While vermicelli is cooking, place the marinated prawns in a skillet over medium heat. (Add any leftover marinade to the skillet.)
  7. Cook the prawns until they are opaque halfway through, then turn and cook the other side.
  8. The prawns will cook for only a short time, and when they are opaque and slightly pink, remove them from the skillet to a tray that is lined with paper toweling.
  9. Meanwhile, finish cooking vermicelli and drain.
  10. Place vermicelli in a bowl and toss with ¼ cup olive oil and ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper. Stir in ¼ teaspoon of salt, if desired.
  11. Place on a nice serving plate and arrange 3 prawns over the top. Serve immediately.

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