Hi feline gourmets!
Last Saturday I was REALLY fast asleep in the sitting room when I suddenly woke up and caught a whiff of prawn perfume tantalizing my nostrils!!! Charlie caught the same whiff at the same time so we raced straight to the kitchen. There we found our Mom shelling prawns with Selma Viktoria monitoring her every move. Me and Charlie were quick to offer OUR services I can tell you!!! PROUD to be PRAWN PEELERS EXTRAORDINAIRE, my friends!
Here is the recipe, highly recommended by the Furry Chef himself:
Makes about 1 litre of soup
600g cooked but unpeeled prawns
about 60g butter
1 medium sized onion
a small piece of celeriac (about 30g)
2 tbsp chili sauce
6dl fish stock
60g plain flour
4 dl full fat milk
a few shakes of cayenne pepper
Garnish: fresh dill and a swirl of double cream
Peel and finely chop the onion and celeriac. Peel the prawns and saute the shards (heads, tails, body shell – the lot) gently in the butter in a saucepan for about 5 or 6 minutes, stirring from time to time to make sure they don’t burn and stick to the pan.
Add the chopped veg to the pan, then the tomato puree, and stir. Pour in the fish stock, stir again, and simmer for about 20 minutes.
Sieve to remove the prawn shards and veg, draining the liquid into a bowl, and discard the shards etc. Return the liquid to the pan. Mix the flour with a little of the milk in a ramekin, or something similar, and then stir the mixture into the prawn liquid. Add the rest of the milk, seasoning to taste, and the cayenne pepper, and simmer for a further 5 minutes.
Add the prawns and serve, garnished with the fresh dill.
Looks simply delish- and an added bonus is that it´s so easy to pick the prawns out of the dish!
By the way- the soup is for the 2-legged ones, the prawns for us felines!
REMEMBER-when you want lots of FELINE assistance in the kitchen use this recipe.
You won’t be disappointed.
PS Our Mom had some friends over later in the evening and they all praised our culinary skills. They particularly noted how beautifully the prawns were peeled…..