Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Sweet Chilli Prawns

Absolutely mouthwatering prawns and... it is a quick and easy dish. Our hot favourite at the moment. The flavours are sweet and spicy with the sauce coating the prawns beautifully.

For this dish it is better to use shelled raw prawns. Add less chilli if you like it less spicy.

Sweet Chilli Prawns
20-25 raw prawns
1-2 Tbsp oil
1" ginger, julienne
2 clove garlic, mashed
5 spring onion or chives, cut to 1¼" length

Sauce (mix together)
1 Tbsp chilli sauce
2 Tbsp tomato sauce
½ Tbsp Chinkiang black vinegar
½ Tbsp soy sauce
½ Tbsp brown sugar
½ tsp cornflour mix with ¼ cup water

1. Heat oil, add ginger, garlic and spring onions and fry for 1 minute.

2. Add prawns and cook 2 minutes or until slightly pink. Remove.

3. Lower the heat and pour sauce into the wok and simmer until slightly thick.

4. Add prawns and cook for 1-2 minutes until heated through.

5. Garnish with chopped spring onions and serve with rice.

Sweet chilli prawns
Note : Adjust chilli sauce to suit as some chilli sauce can be very 'hot'.

Recipe : The Essential Wok Cookbook by Wendy Stephen(adapted)


Sharon said...

Came over from Foodgawker, lured by delicious shrimp. You've got a great blog & I'm sure I'll be back!

Pragyan said...

Came over from food gawker like sharon. Lovely pic..yumm-o!

Sinner said...

Sharon, Pragyan,
Thanks for your compliments :)

Chef Jerome McElroy said...

Have made this 3 times now. My wife and I love it. Only change is I don't put in the vinegar. Can't find it.

Sinner said...

Chef Jerome,
Glad you and your wife love the prawns. The black vinegar is a pretty mild type of vinegar. Appreciate the feedback. Welcome to the world of blogging !

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