Friday, June 11, 2010

Soya Sauce Prawns 豉油蝦

It has been a while since I cooked for my best friend A, so it was a wonderful idea to cook her a very simple lunch before we head out to a friend's birthday party. This is a Cantonese classic and I am using the recipe I learnt from Aunty E during my stay in Hong Kong. Simple and very delicious is all I can say about this dish!
P.S The internet is still extremely slow and I can't wait to see what you have been cooking! I will reply to all the questions for my previous posts a.s.a.p.

serves 2 as part of a Chinese meal
you'll need;
12 whole prawns*
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 shallot, minced
1 cm slice of butter
1 spring onion, chopped (optional)
* Cut away the pointy heads of the prawns and remove the sand sacks.

for the sauce;
1 tbs of light soy
1 tbs of Maggi seasoning sauce
1 tsp of sugar
2 tbs of water
dash of sesame oil
dash of white pepper

Have all the ingredients ready.

Pan fry the prawns with a little oil til 70% done.

Melt butter in a pan and saute minced ingredients for a minute follow by the sauce and stir well. Return the prawns to the pan.

Turn the heat to high and continue to stir. Chuck in the spring onions when the sauce has almost dried up.

Serve immediately as part of a Chinese meal. Don't forget to provide a finger bowl.


  1. Haha I am glad I am the first one here! I LOVE prawns and this is my very favorite prawn dish!

  2. I love this dish! I love prawns.
    What better for summer-y dishes!
    B xx

  3. Love all this simple dishes without hard to get ingredients! I would love to be invited for lunch too!

  4. This is indeed a very popular dish, 'Hoe yau kon cheen har'! Yours is simply mouth-watering!

  5. woww! looks yummy la tummy! esok harus saya carik udang!

  6. Oh..this is what I like to cook often, quick and simple :)

  7. Yummy yummy! Looks very delicious!

  8. Harriet from CarltonJune 11, 2010 at 7:30 PM

    Haha drop in to check on the black pepper and butter prawns recipe and you already have a new prawn recipe, hard to keep up! Looks just as delicious!

  9. favourite. I need 2 plates :P

  10. yummy yummy, i like prawn to cook this way, and must use premium soy sauce..

  11. hi tummy..another great prawn dish from fact i love all the dishes that you've shown here..nice to know you..

  12. do u ever cook anything thats not good!? this time im hungry and those prawns just whispered my name.. ohh

  13. Quite an easy and tempting dish..looks yummy!

  14. Finger licking good! I am so envy of your friends!

  15. Hi tummy!! this is looks so good, must try this one ;-) always sambal n sambal n sambal :D hihihi... thanks 4 sharing!

  16. those look delicious!!! i love prawns!

  17. It is such a good feeling to cook for a friend. It's a really nice way to show someone how special they are to you.

    This prawn dish looks really good and light. Perfect for lunch.

  18. wow!! It looks so good. Nice click...

  19. Delicious prawns, I must get some tomorrow. We have a similar dish in Vietnam using fish sauce.

  20. What a nice dish to cook for your looks fantastic!

  21. I like recipes like this - simple and stuff I usually have in the kitchen. Just toss it together.

  22. This is our family favorite but I have never tried cooking it. Will try your version!

  23. 我很久沒煮這道菜了。下次我會加點美極汁。

  24. I've never cooking prawns like this before, looks so yummy!

  25. That looks great buddy! Have a great weekend!

  26. LMH ,
    I am glad too! Now it explains everything!

    Thank you very much xxx

    Thank you! that is my plan, simple and delicious dishes. Soon!

    Thank you very much! :)

    Thank you! Dapat udang ke?

    Very simple indeed!

    little panda ,
    Thank you!

    Harriet ,
    Thank you! Let me know how it turned out!

    Haha no problem!

    Thank you! I agree!

    Thank you makcik! I hope you will try them soon!

    zurin ,
    Thank you very much! I try not too lol

    Priya ,
    Thank you very much!

    Thank you very much!

    Thank you! :)

    Thank you! Give sambal a break and try this :)

    Adventures in Domestic Cooking ,
    Thank you very much!

    MrsLavendula ,
    Thank you very much!

    The best way to show your love and care indeed.
    Thank you !

    Nithu ,
    Thank you very much!

    Thank you! I love the Vietnamese dish too! I will cook that next!

    Lyndsey ,
    Thank you very much! I would love to cook for them more!

    All Our Fingers in the Pie ,
    Thank you! Very simple indeed!

    KL girl in MELB ,
    Thank you! I hope it is as good as your family's!

    大肥 ,

    pigpigscorner ,
    Thank you! Must try! :)

    Thanks buddy! You too!

  27. yummylecious prawns......n with soya sauce it would be too delicious...marvellous presentation...

  28. Your friend A is very lucky! Wish I was the one dropping in for lunch :) By the way, do you have a good "butter prawns" recipe? Would love to try and make some for myself.

  29. I just tried this recipe tonight. It was really delicious! Thanks for sharing. :)


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