Fried prawns in soy sauce

    25 min

    A simple and elegant Chinese prawn dish, which is quick and easy to make. Prawns are cooked in a gingery soy sauce. Serve with freshly cooked rice.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 100ml oil, divided
    • 750g raw prawns, deveined, with shell left on and patted dry
    • 25g spring onions, finely chopped
    • 25g fresh ginger, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon rice wine
    • 2 tablespoons chicken stock
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • chicken granules to taste
    • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Heat 75ml oil in a wok until hot. Add prawns and fry until they turn pink, set aside.
    2. Add the remaining 25ml oil into the wok and heat. Add spring onions and ginger, stir-fry until fragrant.
    3. Transfer the prawns back into the wok and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add rice wine, stock, salt, sugar, chicken stock granules and soy sauce. Bring the sauce to the boil.
    4. Turn the heat to low and stir-fry for about 2 minutes. If there is a lot of sauce, reduce to thicken. Arrange the prawns on a serving dish and pour the sauce all over.

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    I've made this a couple of times now, and I love it. So tasty. I don't cook the prawns with the shell on, but it works just as well.  -  08 May 2017


    The recipe was SO outstanding! I don't usually cook prawns with shell on when not on the grill, but I found that this stir fry with the shell on does the same thing -- preserves the flavor and keeps the prawn juicy! Loved the sauce -- so simple and so tasty. My entire family, including two picky teenagers, really felt that this recipe is restaurant worthy. I did a couple of things differently -- used less oil, and instead of removing the prawns, added the spring onions to the mix and used powdered ginger instead of fresh ginger (added to taste). So amazing. Thank you!!  -  10 Feb 2015


    so easy fast and tasted grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat  -  21 Jan 2015