Salt and Pepper Mantis Shrimp with Crispy Butter Cereal or Oatmeal

Salt and Pepper Mantis Shrimp with Crispy & Buttery Cereal or Oats

Salt and Pepper Mantis Shrimp with Crispy Butter Cereal or Oatmeal Recipe

Salt and pepper mantis shrimp with crispy butter cereal or oast is actually a fusion of salt and pepper mantis shrimp recipe with butter garlic and cereal mantis shrimp recipe.  Salt and pepper recipe is a popular Cantonese style seafood preparation for shrimp, soft shell crab or mantis shrimp. Salt and pepper shrimp is  not only popular  in China and Taiwan, but also in Singapore, Malaysia and  Indonesia. The mantis shrimp is usually batterred and then deep fried until golden brown. Right after the oil is spilled out from the wok pan and remind some of the oil, the minced garlic is slowly stir fried with low heat until it’s got crispy and nice golden brown to enhance the flavour. Freshly grounded black peppercorn added to the wok pan and then a pinch of salt springkled  for the taste. This is the basic recipe for making salt and pepper mantis shrimp. But actually i’ve never seen any of this kind of simple preparation, the chef is usually added chopped chilli, ginger, spring onion and chinese five spice  or ngo-hiang powder to make it fragrance  and taste rich even more.

mantis prawn with salt and pepper butter garlic recipe

Mantis Shrimp with Salt, Garlic, Chilli, Pepper and Crispy Butter Cereal Recipe

Butter cereal mantis shrimp or prawn is also cantonese style seafood preparation. The basic ingredients is butter, cereal or oatmeal or havermout, garlic, chilli and one of the most important ingredients is curry leaves. Yes, you’re right, i think this dish won’t be authentic without the fragrance of curry leaves. Since, both salt and pepper and butter cereal recipe is got the same cooking technique; slowly stir fried with a low heat until all ingredients got crispy, i think why didn’t i put alll of them into one plate. This is absolutely a must try recipe, i put my reputation for the guarantee.

mantis prawn shrimp deep fried with butter garlic cereal salt and pepper

Butter Garlic Cereal Mantis Shrimp with Salt, Chilli and Pepper

I put my personal licking twist too to the recipe. Instead of using only black peppercorn, i use szechuan peppercorn to make some kick’in to the dish. Both black and white sesame seed that i added  to this mantis shrimp or mantis prawn recipe make some nutty flavour. For making a hillarious and hectic aromas, i add a thinly slice of lemongrass. I guess that your kitchen will be smells like heaven when you making this dish.

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Butter Cereal Deep Fried Mantis Shrimp with Salt, Chilli, Pepper and Curry Leaves Recipe

How to preparing  and cleaning the mantis shrimp or mantis prawn???. This may be your first question when you handle this unusual sea creatures. Just like a shrimp, you should discard the vein in the back, you could simply cut the back shell to expose the meat and then make a tiny incission along the back or the tail and then pull out the vein easily. Some people like to cut the swimming leg on the tail, but i prefer did’t since it’s would be taste great and crispy after deep fried. After springkled with salt and pepper, you can dredge it with a little bit of flour to seal the exposed mantis shrimp tail meat. This is needed to prevent the meat got overcooked after the cooking processes.

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Udang Ronggeng Goreng Gandum Mentega dengan Lada Garam

Salt and Pepper Mantis Shrimp with Crispy Butter Cereal is called Udang Lipan or Udang Ronggeng Goreng Gandum Mentega dengan Lada Garam in Indonesia. This dish is best served immediately and eaten when the cereal is still crispy. You can simply reheat it in a wok pan with low heat until the  cereal is got crispy again. But usually this dish gonna be gone as quick as flicking your finger.

Salt and Pepper Mantis Shrimp with Crispy Butter Cereal or Oatmeals Recipe:

mantis shrimp salt pepper mantis prawn butter garlic

Salt and Pepper Shrimp with Crispy Butter Cereal Ingredients

Ingredients :

  • 1 large (about 500 gr) mantis shrimp (Udang Ronggeng/Udang Lipan)
  • 1/2 cup oatmeals or cereal (Havermut/Gandum)
  • 2 tbsp butter (Mentega)
  • 3 cloves garlic (Bawang Putih), finely chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves (Daun Kari/Temurui)
  • 6 or more bird eye chilli pepper (Cabe Rawit Merah), deseeded, chopped
  • 3 or more green chilli pepper (Cabe Hijau), deseeded, chopped
  • 2 cm ginger (Jahe), finely chopped
  • 1 lemon grass (Sereh), thinly slice
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper (Lada Hitam)
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground szechuan peppercorn (Lada Sicuan)
  • 1/2 tbsp black sesame seed (Wijen Hitam)
  • 1/2 tbsp white sesame seed (Wijen Putih)
  • ½ tsp chinese five-spice powder (Bumbu NgoHiang)
  • Sea salt (Garam) to taste
  • Tapioca Flour (Tepung Tapioka/Sagu) for dredging the mantis shrimp
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (Sari Jeruk Lemon) for marinating the mantis shrimp
  • Vegetable oil (minyak Goreng) for deep frying and stir frying


  • Clean and prepare the mantis shrimp * following the descriptios above 
  • Season with a pinch of seasalt, black peppercorn and lemon juice, let it marinade for 10 minutes
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How to Cook Mantis Shrimp: Marinade with Lemon Juice, Salt and Pepper

  • Drain the mantis shrimp and gently dredge it with tapioca flour, make sure the exposed mantis shrimp tail meat ic fully covered.

    mantis prawn shrimp recipe

    How to Cook Mantis Shrimp: Coat with Flour

  • Deep fried the mantis shrimp until it’s got nice golden brown color
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Deep Fried The Mantis Shrimp

  • Drain the mantis shrimp and spill out the oil and remain it about 1 tbsp for stir frying
  • Heat up the remaining oil, add the butter and let it completely melted
  • Stir fry the garlic, ginger and lemongrass with low heat until nice golden brown
  • Add the chillies, sesame seed, cereal and curry leaves, continue to saute until the curry leaves got crispy
  • Add the deep fried mantis shrimp, season with black peppercorn, szechuan peppercorn and seasalt
  • Tossed it until all the ingredients mixed well and the cereal is got nice golden brown color
  • Just before serving, turn off the heat and add the five spice powder
  • Serve it immediately

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Mantis Shrimp with Black Pepper Sauce Recipe (Resep Udang Ronggeng Saus Lada Hitam)

mantis shrimp recipe black pepper mantis prawn

Mantis Shrimp with Black Pepper Sauce Recipe

Mantis shrimp or mantis prawn is exotic edible sea creatures that rarely seen on my daily menu. Mantis shrimp had several name around the world, it’s called Udang Ronggeng (It moves similiar to Ronggeng dancer) , Udang Sentadu or Udang Lipan (It looks like a centipede) in Indonesia. In Japan, mantis shrimp called shako (蝦蛄),in Italia, it’s called Canocchie, in Vietnamese it’s known as tôm tít or tôm tích, (攋尿蝦, Mandarin pinyin: lài niào xiā, modern Cantonese: laaih niu hā)”pissing shrimp” and in Philippines, the mantis shrimp is known as tatampal, hipong-dapa or alupihang-da ga.

mantis shrimp mantis prawn

Mantis Shrimp, Mantis Prawn

udang ronggeng udang lipan alupihang daga

Udang Ronggeng, Udang Lipan, Udang Kertak, Alupihang Daga, Shako

Foraging over Jakarta’s Muara Angke fish market driven me to a mantis shrimp on a large icy batch that looks like a giant bugs for me. The seller convinced me that the mantis shrimp are as fresh as possible by picking one of the mantist shrimps arm, squeese out the meat and eat it like a sashimi. Well, the tricks works for me. Since my nephew told me to bargain it radically due to the sellers incorrect weight scale, i can take it home for about 5 USD a kilo (not true weight though) from the first 7 USD offer.

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Udang Ronggeng at Muara Angke Fish Market

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Resep Udang Ronggeng Saus Lada Hitam

How to cook mantis shrimp ??? thats’s what i thought right away when i purchased it in Muara Angke Seafood Market, Jakarta. Internet search calls for either boiled, roasted, deep fried, stir fried or even eaten raw as sashimi. I choose too stir fry the mantis shrimp with humbe black pepper sauce to let the sea bugs introduced to my taste buds. How does mantist shrimp taste like ??? i think it’s similiar to lobster and prawn, but the texture is more like a crab since it fleshy and  stick’in to the shell.


Mantis shrimp meat taste almost like a lobster ! Sweet, Firm and Succulent !

how to cook mantis shrimp prawn

Tiny Mantis Shrimp Clawn Meat

You can deep fried the shrimp for about one minute or even two, before tossing is with the sauce, but i did’t since i like to simply stir fry it first with a little of oil and cooked it in the blackpepper sauce. This is the secret how to cook mantis shrimp to prevent it got overcooked.


Resep Udang Ronggeng Saus Lada Hitam (Recipe Mantis Shrimp in Black Pepper Sauce)

Mantis Shrimp in Black Pepper Sauce Recipe :

  • 3 udang rongeng/mantis shrimp (about 1 kg),cut into 3 segment,  cleaned throughly, drizzle with a little of lime juice, drained
  • 1/2 bell pepper, jullienned
  • 1/3 tsp freshly grounded  black peppercorn
  • 1/4 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp of oyster sauce, i use Lee Kum Kee Brand
  • 3 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 2 cm ginger, finelly chopped
  • a pinch of salt and sugar to taste
  • 2 tbs of premium light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp of chinese cooking wine
  • 1 tsp kecap manis/sweet soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp corn flour, dissolve with 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp of sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil for stir frying
  • 1/2 cup water
  • shaved spring onion for serving

Instruction How to Cook Mantis Shrimp on Black Pepper Sauce :

  • Heat up the vegetable oil in a large wok pan, saute the garlic, ginger and the onion until slightly brown
  • Add the grounded black peppercorn and mantis shrimp, stir fry another 2 minutes
  • Add the oyster sauce, cooking wine, light soy sauce, sweet soy sauce and water to deglaze the bottom, stir well and close with glass lid and bring it to boil
  • Nearly done, add the sesame oil and dissolved corn flour to thicken the sauce
  • Serve black pepper sauce mantis shrimp with shaved spring onion

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