Food of the Philippines: Noodle-wrapped prawns

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Superb Noodle-Wrapped Prawns Recipe – A Filipino Upscale Favorite Anytime! – www.philippineslifestyle.com

You want to impress your friends and family on the next fun-time dinner time? How bout have a little party and make these impressive noodle wrapped prawns that will not only taste great, they will look great and give your little get-together the flare it deserves. These noodle wrapped prawns are simple to make and can be served as a small meal, appetizer or a unique side-dish.

Ingredients:

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20 medium prawns, shelled and deveined with tails left on

Juice of 4 pieces calamansi – or lime

1 teaspoon liquid seasoning

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Salt and pepper, to season

50 grams dried Chinese egg noodles

Oil for deep-frying

Sweet chili sauce for dipping

Directions:
   
* Mix prawns with calamansi (lime) juice, liquid seasoning, salt, and pepper – let marinate for 15 minutes or more
* Cook egg noodles according to package directions. Drain. Straighten out the noodles and lay flat on a tray – let cool
* Take two long strands of noodles and wrap them around a prawn, tucking the ends in. Lay the wrapped prawn flat on a plate, noodle-end side down. Repeat with remaining prawns. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to help the noodles stick together and to prevent them from unraveling when frying.
* Heat a deep pan with enough oil for deep-frying. Fry the prawns in batches just until noodles are lightly golden and crispy. Drain on paper towels.
* Arrange prawns on a platter and serve with sweet chili sauce – Enjoy!

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