Brakes has added Japanese-style Karaage King Prawns to its range, supplied fully prepared and ready to cook.
They are prepared according to the traditional Japanese karaage technique which sees the butterfly king prawns first marinated with fresh ginger, garlic and soya sauce and then coated in a potato starch.
Once cooked, this produces a tempura-like bite that is ideal for soaking up dipping sauces. Unlike tempura however, karaage foods take their flavour from the piquant marinade.
The prawns are supplied frozen and raw, with tails removed, ready to cook. They need to be fried in hot oil at 180°C for three to four minutes for the best results.
Rated Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) 3, they come packed in 1kg bags. Brakes’ Japanese Karaage King Prawns were “highly rated” in the recent 2017 Chef’s Choice Awards.
List price, subject to the customer’s discount, is £12.99 per 1kg bag.