Prawn Oil

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Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Mile 8: A book about cooking

Mile 8

By David Higgs

Published 2018

  • About

Ingredients

  • 300 g prawn shells/heads
  • 1 cm piece ginger – peeled
  • 1 garlic clove – crushed
  • 30 g thyme
  • 500 ml oil
  • ice – for cooling

Method

In a dry pot over medium heat, cook the prawn shells and heads until they become pink.

Add the ginger, garlic and thyme followed by the oil. With a wooden spoon, bash the shells with the aromatics and oil to release the flavours. Bring the oil to 77°C and leave for 2 hours before straining the oil through an oil filter and cooling over ice. Refrigerate until needed.