Here’s a delicious way to combine eggs and prawns and make a light and healthy meal out of it. The delicious prawn omelette is so flavourful and makes for a light meal. I make both the prawns and the omelette on the same skillet. The fluffy omelette soaks up all the flavours of the butter garlic prawns and makes it gives it a delicious punch. Overall this prawn omelette is one of the recipes I am really proud of developing. Make sure the skillet or pan you use has a solid base, or else your omelette will get burnt.
While the flavours of this prawn omelette are fascinating, it is also extremely quick and easy to put together. The prawns slow cook themselves with the eggs and that lends it a beautiful, soft texture. You can pair this prawn omelette with a side salad and enjoy a light meal at any time of the day.
Ingredients in this Prawn Omelette
Let’s take a look at some of the key ingredients of this prawn omelette.
In this recipe, prawns provide that extra punch of flavour, protein and crunchy yet juicy bite to your soft and fluffy omelette. Prawns are extremely delicate and take no time to cook. There is a very thin line between undercooked (slimy and risky), perfectly cooked (crunchy, firm and yummy) and overcooked (chewy and rubbery) prawns and it is extremely important to cook the prawns just right for any dish.
Here are some tips on how you can cook prawns perfectly.
- Do not crowd the pan. It is advised to sear the prawns in batches if you’re making a large portion as crowding the pan will result into unevenly cooked prawns which is just a lump that no one likes. Lesser prawns in a pan means – better colour, easier to handle and will not overcook.
- Use oil and butter. While butter provides the best flavour, a higher heat is required to make the prawns golden and butter tends to burn quickly. The oil prevents the butter from burning, hence resulting in the perfect buttery golden prawns every time.
- Cook for a couple minutes on each side tops if working on a high flame. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes if working on medium to low flame. If you go longer, you will overcook your prawns and they will become rubbery. The quicker the prawns cook, the crispier and juicier they will be.
It goes without saying that eggs are the base of this recipe. Eggs make our lives so much easier. They cook just as quickly as the prawns and hence make this dish a perfect go-to when you’re in a hurry. Make sure that the skillet or pan that you use has a heavy base or else your eggs run a very high chance of getting burnt.
– Flavouring agents
Butter, garlic, onion and basil are responsible for most of the flavour in this omelette. Butter pairs up beautifully with the prawns and gives it a luscious flavour, garlic provides the pungent kick of flavour, onion balances the strong flavour of garlic with its sweetness and basil gives a dash of freshness to the whole dish.
Why make this scrumptious Shrimp Omelette?
- Super quick. Comes together in less than 15 minutes.
- Fool proof!
- Made with the most basic pantry ingredients.
- Extremely rich in protein.
- Perfect for a packed lunch as is absolutely non-messy.
- Tastes like a dream.
Note this recipe down, try it for yourself and you’ll never have to search for another recipe and get the perfect Prawn Omelette every single time.
Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cook time – 20 minutes
Serves – 3 people
- 300 g prawns – cleaned, deveined and patted dry.
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 cup onions – finely chopped
- 2 tbsp garlic – finely chopped
- Salt to taste
- ¼ tsp black pepper powder
- 4 eggs – whisked with a pinch of salt and black pepper powder
- Fresh Italian basil leaves – chopped
- Heat the oil in a heavy base pan or skillet.
- Add the finely chopped onions and cook, stirring occasionally.
- Let the onions come to a golden brown colour.
- Once the onions are done, add the butter.
- As the butter starts to melt, add in the finely chopped garlic.
- Cook the garlic till it starts getting slightly golden.
- At this stage, add in your clean and dry prawns.
- Give it a good stir and season with salt and black pepper powder.
- Keep stirring for a few seconds.
- Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes.
- While the prawns are cooking, break 4 eggs in a bowl.
- Season the eggs with some salt and pepper and whisk thoroughly.
- Take off the lid and give the prawns another good stir.
- Add the chopped fresh basil and mix well.
- Take the prawns out and keep aside.
- In the same pan, add the whisked eggs. This will help the eggs absorb and retain the maximum flavour of the prawns.
- Add the butter garlic stir fried prawns to the eggs and spread them out as evenly as possible.
- Cover and let the eggs cook on low flame.
- Top with some freshly chopped basil and voila!
- Serve this soft and flavourful omelet with crunchy bites of prawns with a side of salad.
Try this recipe out to give yourself a break from the regular hard work and boring meals. I hope you’ll love this experiment of mine just as much as I do!