Saturday, May 1, 2010

Golden Fragrant Prawns 金香蝦碌

After spending all morning washing and cleaning, I decided to cook a nice lunch to reward myself. I found some prawns in the fridge and I knew exactly what I was going to cook. This is adapted from Aunty Cheah's Kam Heong Lala, do have a look at her original recipe and other delicious offerings at her blog - No-Frills Recipes
P.S My curry tree is doing extremely well at the moment and I know exactly what I will be cooking next so stay tuned! Have you noticed how clean the frying pan is?

serves 2 as part of a Chinese meal
you'll need;
10 prawns
5 cm piece of ginger, chopped
1 long red chili, chopped
1 long green chili, chopped
3 bird chillies, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 shallots, chopped
30 curry leaves
2 tbs of bean paste (I used Yeo's)
2 tbs of oyster sauce
1 tbs of sugar
3 tbs of water
black pepper to taste

Roughly chop the wet ingredients.

Pan fry prawns with 2 tbs of oil til golden, remove and set aside.

Saute chopped ingredients with a little oil for a minute then add in the curry leaves and continue to cook for 30 seconds. Add seasonings and water and cook for another 30 seconds on high heat.

Return prawns to the pan, mix well and cook for another minute.

Serve immediately with plenty of steamed rice.


  1. I love them with plain steamed rice too! I guess the sauce is good for making the fish too!

  2. omg I don't think I can make that but I'm sure I can eat that... a LOT!

  3. OMG! That looks so good! I must reward myself like this the next time I clean the house!

  4. You are cooking my favourite again! That whole plate must be for me...only 8 prawns there! :D

  5. What a wonderful looking dish! I normally would cook a packet of instant noodle after cleaning, maybe I should be giving myself a treat too!

  6. hahaha your frying pan bersinar seperti cermin:)makcik akan tunjuk my frying pan too..baru siap cuci kuali ni....oh terima kasih!!dapat idea nak masak udang seperti ini jugak..teruk betul makcik ni kan,suka tiru Tummy masak hihi.have a nice weekend:)

  7. Very yummy prawns there! I think I can make this! :)

  8. look very interesting n yummy..mesti bau wangiiii je udang tu

  9. Harriet from CarltonMay 1, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    I am loving this dish, the sauce must be so flavoursome! I have just shown this to my husband and he thinks this should be our dinner tonight. I have to look for prawns and curry leaves now!

  10. Angie,
    It is great with rice! I agree, it will be great with other seafood too!

    mr. pineapple man,
    Don't be lazy! This is a very easy recipe!

    rosa ,
    Thank you! Oh you must!

    Haha it is for you indeed, the pan won't fit all 10 prawns :)

    CW ,
    Thank you! I had the choice of instant noodle or this, I chosen this :)

    Haha frying pan bersinar seperti cermin tapi tangan dah kasar seperti sand paper! Bukan tiru makcik cuma berkongsi resipi yang sedap sahaja, saya nak masak laksam jadi mintak izin pakai resipi laksa kelantan makcik ya!

    little panda ,
    Thank you! I am sure you can!

    izahdaut ,
    Thank you! Memang wangi baunya, jadi masak nasi banyak sedikit ya! :)

    Harriet from Carlton ,
    Thank you! Make a trip to Victoria street now!

  11. only i know the 金香 paste's ingredient.....

    seems like not hard~~ thx for the recipe ya~

  12. I am trying to get the ingredients for tomorrow's dinner. Great looking dish, thank you!

  13. 好一道金香蝦碌!色香味具全的一道好菜!

  14. Oh wow, the prawns look fabulous! I love the sauce on the prawns. I bet they are so delicious!

  15. อร่อยมาก ที่ฉันจะได้รับ curry leaves?

  16. sunflower84 ,
    This is my first time cooking this, it is very delicious and so easy to prepare!

    Yasmin ,
    You must! You are going to love it!

    大肥 ,

    Sook ,
    Thank you! It is very delicious indeed so do try :)

    muu ,
    ขอบคุณมากคุณสามารถรับได้ที่ Victoria Street, Richmond.

  17. What a fabulous dish! we are going to a Malaysian restaurant, hopefully they have such a dish. Enjoy your evening! :)

  18. Cleaning AND cooking - why can't I do both?!!

  19. 30 curry leaves ! The foodgeek in me needs to know the origins of this dish. Is this a Malaysian Chinese dish?

  20. wonderful flavors...never cooked chinese with curry leaves , it must have given a whole new dimension to the sauce..

  21. Great pics...The recipe sounds so droolworthy n perfect. My tummy is rumbling now! Thanks for sharing dear.

  22. ooooh, my tummy is really rumbling now! I have a curry plant too, it's so good to be able to pick the leaves when needed. I love this kam heong style, especially for crab. Great job as usual and nice shiny pan ;P

  23. This is such a tempting dish, I just got back from dinner but I can easily have some of these prawns!

  24. 30 curry leaves? u mean roughly 1 sprig right? this looks divine, I've bookmarked the recipe ;)

  25. Wow looks very delicious!

  26. Ooo...what a flavourful & fantastic dish! My goodness, just hand me some rice! I can still eat them with my 9 fingers. haha.....
    Regards, Kristy

  27. This is such a stunning dish! Oh my what a clean frying pan...:D

    I'll have to see if I can grow a curry tree, I never know where I can get curry leaves.

  28. I just got 2 curry trees...they are small...I am going to make looks delicious.

  29. These look quite beautiful and very appealing. They must be delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  30. That dish looks fantastic. I love light a dish like that for lunch.
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    B xx
    PS. I'm back!

  31. These look so so so good! Wonderful pictures.

  32. These prawns look fabulous! Thanks for sharing the recipe and carefully explaining it step-by-step!

  33. can you please let me know where i can buy a curry leaves plant. I too live in Carlton

  34. Wow, that frying pan is clean enough to eat off! Err, or cook off.

    I love this dish, the smells are trying to bust out of my monitor, beautiful!

  35. Can you pleeeeze open a restaurant?? Ill come nightly!!

  36. Gosh, your dish looks much better than mine. Seriously, have you ever thought of opening a restaurant?

  37. nice dish i wold love it to eat with fingers !! Pïerre de Paris

  38. ce plat sent très bon, il doit être délicieux comme d'habitude
    bonne soirée

  39. Mmmmm fantastic dish!! Makes my mouth water.

  40. Beautiful prawns, incredible flavors here!

  41. My father called me today just to tell me that he went out shrimping, we live on the BC coast of Canada and have a great local spot prawn that can reach a nice meaty size.... He froze some for me me tonight and is bringing them ashore (he lives on an island) the next time he is in town. I now know what I am making!

  42. darren ,
    Thank you! did you find it?

    Eternally Distracted ,
    I am sure you can :)

    Mr Noodles ,
    Yeah roughly 30 leaves from 2 sprigs. It is a Malaysian/chinese dish indeed.

    sangeeta ,
    There are a few more Malaysian/chinese dishes using curry leaves, must try!

    Jay ,
    Haha thank you!

    shaz ,
    Haha thank you! It is very handy having a curry plant :) Good you noticed the shinny pan :)

    love to eat,
    Thank you very much! I want some now too!

    Yeah roughly 2 sprigs lol I hope you will try it :)

    Thank you very much!

    My Little Space,
    Thank you very much! I hope your finger is getting better!

    Thank you very much! It is so much nicer cooking with a clean pan :)
    Try your local nursery, it should grow very well where you are!

    Bo ,
    Thank you! How exciting! Remember to remove the flowers when they appear.

    Thank you very much!

    Thank you very much! xxx
    welcome back!

    All Our Fingers in the Pie,
    Thank you very much!

    Thank you! I am glad they are helpful!

    My plant was given to me by a friend. I once tried the nursery without much success :(

    Conor @ HoldtheBeef,
    Haha thank you very much!

    Thank you :)

    figtree ,
    Haha I will take your words for it!

    Oh thanks for the recipe! It is such a delicious dish! Maybe a small eatery one day :)

    Thank you very much!

    Merci beaucoup!

    Brisbane Baker,
    Thank you very much!

    5 Star Foodie,
    Thank you! :)

    Megan Carroll ,
    That is so exciting! I love to have endless supply of prawns from my father too :)

  43. Oh my! I can image all the great flavours in this dish!!

  44. Looks great darling! I need recipe for butter prawns too!

    Sophia xxx

  45. Hi 3 Hungry Tummies,

    I understand perfectly well what 金香蝦 (= Golden fragrant prawns) is. But, how about 碌 (= busy)?

  46. mycookinghut,
    Thank you very much! It is really delicious!

    Sophia darling,
    I will post that soon! xxx

    碌 is a Contonese way of calling whole prawns with shells on.


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