Friday, November 5, 2010

Marguerite Prawns

Recently I read with delight the sweet and spicy baked chicken recipe Marguerite posted on her blog, Cajun Delights. I vowed to make her recipe because I was sure I had the ingredients of orange marmalade, Tabasco, and catsup on hand in my frig. But as things often go, some of the ingredients were lacking.

When Gary went to the grocery he got prawns instead of chicken. My desire to make a similar delectable meal wasn't forestalled though. I looked in the cupboard and saw fennel seed and then some tarragon, and decided to experiment. I have to say if you like fennel and tarragon, you're gonna love these prawns. Since Marguerite inspired me, I named the recipe, Marguerite Prawns.

Normally I'd serve the prawns over rice, but after a long (but profitable) day manning the yard sale, I decided a red potato would be much quicker to cook. A simple romaine salad on the side adds just the right balance to the meal.

Marguerite Prawns

2 tablespoons butter
1 tbsp dried minced garlic
1 tbsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp dried tarragon leaves
1 lb medium prawns, cleaned and deveined
1/3 cup peach marmalade
4 oz V8 juice
1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce

Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat, add garlic, fennel seed, and tarragon leaves, add prawns and stir till barely turning pink. Immediately add peach marmalade, V8 juice, and Tabasco sauce and stir/fold with prawns in pan till ingredients are melded and prawns are just cooked, only a few minutes. Serve over rice or with a red potato. Be sure to drizzle the sauce over the top. Boy Oh boy this dish is so flavorful an delicious.


  1. Oooh they look yummy and I love the plates..of course you made them???

  2. looks delicious! glad to hear the yard sale was prosperous for you :-)

  3. Don't have prawns but will try it with chicken. Sounds delicious.

  4. Hi Turqouisemoon, thanks, yes I made the plates, Gary always hates it when I serve the meal and then wisk the plates away to take a photo, he thinks I'm crazy, but I'll bet all these chefs do the same thing.

    Hi Michele, thanks, we were surprised at how many folks we had for the sale, it had turned a bit chilly for here in Floriday, still have today too.

    Hi Patti, thanks, hey that's a good idea trying it with chicken, maybe the V8 juice might be a little runny, you could try the catsup instead, it's that garlic, fennel and tarragon that really makes it jump.

  5. Merci beaucoup for the lovely mention, cher! I am quite honored to have a recipe named after me! These prawns look absolutely scrumptious! So glad that you liked the recipe and many thanks for trying your own version of it. Cheers!


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