Saturday, June 5, 2010

Black Pepper And Butter Prawns 黑椒奶油焗蝦

We had a prawn dish with the same name at a restaurant a week ago and since everyone loved it I decided to re-create it at home. I must blow my own trumpet here as the dish turned out not only great but better than the one we had. You might think it is a bit strange using butter and black pepper in a Chinese dish but I can assure you they worked beautifully together.
P.S use shelled prawns if you must, but I know a lot of people that love eating the whole thing, shell, head and all.

Serves 4 as part of a Chinese meal
you'll need;
600 g of whole prawns
3 garlic cloves, chopped
5 cm knob of ginger, chopped
1 cm slice of butter
2 tbs of black pepper corns, crushed
3 tbs of honey
3 tbs of light soy
1 spring onion, chopped

Cut away the pointy heads of the prawns and remove the sand sacks.

have the ingredients ready.

Pan fry prawns with a little oil for a minute, remove and set aside.

Fry chopped ingredients with butter, be careful not to burn the butter. Add black pepper, honey and soy and continue to fry for a minute on medium heat.

Return the prawns and fry on high heat for a minute, make sure to coat every single prawn with the delicious mixture. Chuck in the spring onions.

I am very happy with my first attempt and I don't think I will  be changing anything about this dish.


  1. that looks so! thanks for sharing this...will try out this soon.

  2. That is to die for! I only wish I am able to re-create dishes I like from the restaurants. Well done!

  3. Drooooooooooling!!! Definately to be added to my to-do list!

  4. I want you to cook for me! I could barely follow a recipe let alone re-create something like this! I like to eat the shell, head and all!

  5. I want to try this! Looks so simple and delicious...butter goes so well with shrimp...people really eat the shell??? I can't imagine that.

  6. Im glad I came here on a full tummy. this is just too delicious!:))

  7. My kids love butter prawn, but next time I would like to add black pepper on it, sound delicious.

  8. How aromatic! I do need prawns tonight :)

  9. Harriet from CarltonJune 5, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    This looks super easy but boy it sure looks good!!!

  10. salam tummy..masakan prawns..memang favourite cucu mak cik..mesti cuba sebab semua dah ada dalam frig..tunggu buat je..thanks for sharing..

  11. yum yum! I will gladly lick the black pepper gravy off those shells too :D

  12. wonderful ...i make something like this but without honey.........will try this for sure. The picture looks perfect.

  13. Super delicious looking prawn dish and so simple too!

  14. Suman Singh,
    Thank you very much! Please do!

    Thank you! You just need to try next time.

    Thank you! Try it soon!

    KL girl in MELB ,
    One day :) Thats the best way!

    Thank you!
    Absolutely! Especially if the prawns have thin shell and the frying stage makes the shell rather crunchy.

    zurin ,
    Haha thank you very much!

    Sonia ,
    Thank you! Do give it a try!

    the lacquer spoon ,
    Very! Get some for tonight!

    Harriet ,
    Thank you! very easy indeed!

    Terima kasih makcik! Untungnya cucu makcik!

    Thank you very much! I was doing that!

    Thank you! give it a try!

    darren ,
    Thank you! Very simple!

  15. selamat sejahtera Tummy..wah hari ini masak udang ya?sedap boleh cuba ni:)..sekarang nak bertolak lihat my son buat persembahan tarian hehe ..selamat berhujung minggu:)

  16. I believe you 100% when you say your version was better than the restaurant's. No doubt about it!!

  17. You didn't blow your own trumpet, yours look so yummy, can beat the China town's restaurants any time. Ever think of setting up shop?

  18. I love butter prawn~~very delicious! I would like to add some deep fried curry leaves ;DD

  19. Oh, I want to try this one! It looks incredibly delicious! Thanks!

  20. This looks delicious! I would have to pass on eating the "shell, head and all" :-)

  21. Indeed your prawns look as good as, if not better than most restaurant's version. Reminds me of black pepper crab too...

  22. I want a big plate right now!! I have never seen anything like this in a Chinese restaurant menu, is this on the Chinese menu?

  23. Simple tasty prawn dish on a rainy Sunday is just what I need! Looks delicious and so simple too!

  24. My mouth is watering .... would really love to be sitting down to those prawns now .... and it's breakfast time here!!!!!

  25. It certainly looks fabulous and why would you need to change it if it already tastes better?!! I am still waiting for that invite ;0)

  26. Oh! that looks super good. I can have the whole plate. I am greedy

  27. These peppery prawns look so damn yummy!

  28. I've never done honey and soy with prawns. I am mired in the Italian garlic and butter. It looks so inviting I will have to give it a go! If we can get shrimp from the gulf without any oil spill on it...

  29. Un plat exquis, plein de saveurs.
    J'aurai mangé chez toi avec beaucoup de plaisir.
    See soon.

  30. This is one of my favorite dishes. It never occurred to me to cut off the tentacles, I'll have to do that the next time.

  31. makcikmanggis,
    Terima kasih makcik! Hey seronoknya!

    Ju ,
    Thank you very much! Bit pai seh haha

    Jay ,
    Thank you very much!

    Thank you very much! Don't think I can stand the heat lol

    Oh I do add curry leaves to butter prawns, this is slightly different.

    Pam ,
    Thank you very much!

    Velva ,
    Thank you! You do need to grow up eating that lol

    Lyndsey ,
    Thank you very much!

    Shirley @ Kokken69,
    Thank you! I think crab will work well!

    rosa s,
    Thank you! It was on special on the wall.

    love to eat ,
    Thank you! It is very simple indeed!

    Brownieville Girl,
    Thank you very much! I could eat this with some toast! :)

    Eternally Distracted,
    Thank you! You are welcome anytime!

    penny ,
    Thank you! Easily!!

    Thank you very much!

    Claudia ,
    Thank you! I love the Italian way too! I hope they are going to fix the mess!

    Merci beaucoup!

    Fresh Local and Best ,
    Thank you! Just a little neater on the plate!


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