Category Archives: Prawn

Ginger & Garlic Prawn Stir-Fry

1. Clean Prawns. Remove head and shell. Wash them clean. Wipe them with kitchen towel to make sure they are very very dry.

2. Add 1-2 tablespoon corn starch into Prawns. Let the Prawns be coated with a thin layer of starch.

3. Heat some oil in the pan. Fry Prawns till the outside starch layer turns a bit golden brown. Take them out and set aside.

4. Use the same pan. Add in a little more oil if needed. Sauté chopped ginger, garlic and spring onion till aromatic. Add in 2 tsp light soy sauce, and 2 tsp oyster sauce.

5. Prawns in. Mix well with sauce. And it’s done.

Don’t throw away the prawn shells and heads. They can be used to cook prawn stock. Just heat a little oil in a pot. Add in all the shells and prawn heads. Stir fry till pink. Add in hot water. Cover the lid. Simmer with low heat for 2-3 hrs. Ideal stock to cook noodles or soup.

Bread Crumbs Prawn 避风塘炒虾

This is a very popular dish in China, especially in southern part. And I think it’s originated from Hongkong.

1. Prepare prawn. Remove the intestines with the help of toothpick.

2. Put Prawns in a bowl. Add in 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp white pepper powder and 1 tablespoon cooking wine. Marinate for 15 mins.

3. While the Prawns are marinated, you can prepare other ingredients: 3 cloves of chopped garlic, a little chopped ginger, 2 chopped red chili, 2 chopped spring onion and 1/2 cup bread crumbs.

4. Wipe the Prawns with kitchen towel. Mix them with 2-3 tablespoon corn starch. And let them be coated with starch.

5. Deep fry them till golden brown. Set aside.

6. Heat 2 tsp oil in the pan. Sauté ginger, garlic red chili and spring onion till aromatic.

7. Add in 1 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper, 2 tsp sugar and 1 tablespoon cooking wine. Stir to let the sauce reduce.

8. Add in bread crumbs. Stir fry to bring bread crumbs brownish.

9. Add all the fried prawns into the pan. Stir fry to mix them evenly.

Ready to serve.

My husband loves it very very much.

Butter Prawns

1. Prepare Prawns first. Remove the intestines and wash clean.

2. Put all Prawns in a big bowl. Add in 1 egg white and 2 tablespoon corn starch. Mix well.

3. Deep fry Prawns in oil till golden brown. Drain them.

4. Heat 1 tsp oil in a sauce pan. Add in 20g butter. When butter melts, pour in 2 egg yolks. Stir while pouring. Egg yolk will become shredded.

5. Add in red chili rings and curry leaves. Stir fry a bit.

6. Our all the fried prawns back to sauce pan. Mix well.

Serve hot.

Very delicious.

Prawn & Bacon Pizza

For the pizza dough:

Preheat oven to 200 degree C.

1. Press pizza dough into a baking pan or a skillet.

2. Poke it with a fork for several times.

3. Brush it with tomato sauce.

4. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese.

5. Place several chopped bacon pieces over the pizza dough. Then spread shell-removes Prawns. I also added some pepper flakes.

6. Season with a little black pepper and mixed herbs.

7. Top with cheese.

8. Into the oven and bake for 15-18 mins.

Cheesy Butter Giant Prawn

1. Clean the scampi and cut in the middle of the belly.

2. Sprinkle salt and black pepper and let them stay for a while.

3. Heat a pan on stove. Add in 1 tablespoon oil. When it’s smoke hot. Put the scampi in.

4. Fry scampi till the shell turn pink.

5. Cut in 20 g butter and 3 minced garlic cloves. Sauté till aromatic.

6. Pour in 1/2 cup hot water. Cover the pan with lid and let the scampi simmer for 5 mins.

7. Take the scampi out in a plate. Add 1 pieces of cheese ( yes, I used the type for sandwiches and hamburgers). Turn to low heat. Keep stirring and reduce sauce to condensed.

8. Pour sauce over scampi. Garnish with parsley.

I have to say the sauce is perfect for bread.

Oven-roasted Scampi with Butter & Garlic

When my husband and I were in Bangkok, we had a very giant Prawn in a restaurant. And several days ago, we found such a giant Prawn in supermarket. So we bought two.

Preheat oven to 200 degree C.

1. Clean Prawns and cut them into halves. I didn’t cut them through just left a big cut on their belly.

2. Sprinkle salt and black pepper over Prawns.

3. In a small bowl, add in 10 g butter. Then use a garlic press to press 4 cloves garlic. Add in 1/2 tsp black pepper. Mix well.

4. Press butter garlic mixture into the cut on belly. Brush shell with a little honey.

5. Into the oven and roast for 15-20 mins.

Tom Yam Gong Soup

My husband and I had very good Tom Yam Gong Soup when we were in Bangkok. I really love it. Can’t wait to try after we come back.

I bought Tom Yam Gong paste from supermarket.

It’s a really quick soup.

1. Add 400 ml water in the pot. Add in chopped blue ginger and lemongrass. Bring to boil.

2. Add in whole pack of Tom Yam paste. Also with a little coconut milk to reduce its spiciness.

3. Stir with low heat. When boil again. Add in Prawns and straw mushroom. Simmer for several mins till Prawns are cooked.

4. Add in chopped onion, red chili, coriander and squeeze in a little lime juice. Boil for another 1-2 mins.

Serve hot.

Nice soup.

If there is any soup left, don’t throw away. Pour it over cooked noodles. Very delicious!

Pineapple Rice

I bought a whole pineapple from supermarket. Cut at the 1/3 height. Use knife and spoon to scoop the pineapple out. Set the pineapple shell aside. Cut the pineapple into small chunks.

I also used a pineapple rice paste bought from supermarket.

1. Clean Prawns. Take off the head and shell.

2. Heat a little oil in the pan. Fry the Prawn head and shell. Then discard them.

3. Sauté sausage dice and Prawn for around 3-5 mins till Prawns turn red.

4. Add in cooked rice and paste. Quickly stir fry for 2-3 mins.

5. Add in pineapple chunks and thawed vegetables ( I used frozen green peas). Stir fry for another 3 mins.

6. Place fried rice into pineapple shell. And serve hot.

Sweet & Sour Sauce Prawns

1. Clean the Prawns. Cut off the whisker. Poke in the second last segment with a toothpick and pull out the intestine.

2. Heat some oil in the pan. Put all the Prawns in. Stir fry till each side turns red.

3. Pull Prawns to the side of the pan. Add in chopped garlic & ginger. Sauté till aromatic.

4. Add in 2 tablespoon tomato sauce. Stir fry with Prawns.

5. Add in 1 tsp cooking wine, 1 tsp light soy sauce and 1 1/2 tsp sugar. Quick stir to mix them well.

6. Pour in 4 tablespoon hot water. Cover the pan with lid. And simmer for 2-3 mins.

7. Remove lid. Turn to high heat. Reduce the sauce.

Lemon Prawn

It’s a very simple dish to cook.

Prepare sauce: 50g lemon juice, 50g sugar and a little black pepper powder. Mix them well.

Clean Prawns and prepare some chopped garlic and green onion.

1. Heat some oil in the pan. Put the Prawns in. Stir fry till Prawns turn pink.

2. Add in chopped garlic and fry till aromatic.

3. Pour the sauce in. Turn up the heat a little. Quick stir fry to let each Prawn be coated with sauce.

4. Sprinkle chopped green onion as garnishment. Quick stir and ready to serve.

The Prawns are very bright and shiny in color due to the lemon sauce. And it tastes very tender and juicy. You will not stop licking your fingers. My husband loved it.