One of the popular snacks in tea stalls and coffee shops in Goa is the prawn pattice, puffs or patties. It is one of the spicier snacks in Goa. I just love the baked smell of caramelized onions from the pattice. It is a very simple recipe the prawns stuffing for the pattice is made with fresh salt water prawns, green chillies, turmeric, fresh cilantro, onions and a little sugar for sweetness.
Serving Suggestions: 9 puffs
1 box of puff pastry (2 sheets thawed)
1.5 lbs of diced raw shrimps / prawns
3 medium onions diced
2-4 green chillies chopped
1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
1 egg beaten for egg wash
1 tsp of sugar
1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
salt to taste
Clean and diced prawn /shrimps apply salt and keep aside.
In a hot pan add oil, green chilies and diced onions saute till lightly brown.
To the browned onions add turmeric, shrimps, sugar and season with more salt.
Saute till shrimps are cooked 5-7 minutes on medium heat.
Turn off heat and add chopped fresh cilantro.
Keep aside to cool.
Spray oil in muffin pan and line 9 cups with cut puff pastry. Cut out rounds of exact size in puff pastry to cover the muffin cup on top.
Fill the prawn mixture and cover with puff rounds on top. Pinch them on the sides to from a cover. Brush with egg wash and bake at 400F for 20-25 minutes till golden brown.
Check out my quick video to see how it is done.