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Honey Soy Prawn with Walnut

Finger licking good prawn that is sweet and mildly salty that you can make at home. For prawn lovers out there, here is the recipe that you must try. =). This is my first time cooking it and it definitely won’t be my last.

Ingredients

  • 20 pcs medium size prawn ( rinsed, slit and deveined)
  • 1 well beaten large egg white
  • 50g cornstarch
  • 50g chopped roasted walnut
  • 3 cloves minced garlic

Sauce

  • 5g cooking wine
  • 35g water
  • 5 g sesame oil
  • 25g soy sauce (kikkoman)
  • 75g honey

Garnish

  • chopped spring onion

Method

  • Mix all the sauce together in a bowl and set aside
  • Coat the prawn with egg white, followed by the cornstarch. Shake off excess starch. Do the same for the rest of the prawn and set aside
  • In a heated wok, drizzle enough oil to fry the prawn. Do not overcrowd the wok. Fry it in several batches at medium high heat. Ensure that the oil is very hot before frying. Use a wooden chopstick to test, when the oil surrounding the chopstick bubbles, it means it is ready. Put the fried prawn on a kitchen towel to drain excess oil. Set aside. Do not overcook your prawn, frying it between 20-25 seconds is enough. Do note to remove the floating bits of starch on the oil.
  • In a skillet or pan, drizzle about 2 tablespoon of oil. Stir fry the garlic until fragrant. Pour in all the sauce, and let it come to boil at medium high heat. You will see lots of big bubbles. Turn down the heat to medium low, and let it continue to boil for about a minute. Turn off the heat.
  • Toss in all the prawn and walnut. Ensuring each pieces are well coated with the sauce.
  • Serve on a dish and garnish it with spring onion. Serve hot.

Note If your walnut is not roasted yet, you may bake it in a preheated oven at 180 degree celsius, and bake it for about 8 minutes.

Steamed Garlic Prawn

This is an easy recipe for prawn lovers like me. It is delicious and a finger licking good dish that goes perfectly well with a bowl of hot rice. This is the kind of dish that I will never grow tired of =)

Ingredients

  • 14 pieces of medium size prawn (clean, deveined, butterfly cut and pat dry)
  • 20g minced garlic
  • 4 tbs oil
  • 20g water
  • 25g oyster sauce
  • 10g shaoxing wine
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 5g sesame oil
  • 5g julienne ginger
  • spring onion

Method

  • In a sauce pan, heat up 4tbs oil until very hot, pour it on your minced garlic, set aside
  • Add the water, oyster sauce, shoaxing wine, sugar and sesame oil together. Pour it into the minced garlic oil mixture.
  • Prepare a shallow dish, lay all the prawn on the dish, put some garlic sauce mixture on each prawn. You may pour the rest of the sauce on the dish if there are any leftover.
  • Place all the julienned ginger on top
  • Cover and steam at high heat for about 12-13 minutes or until the prawn are cooked. Do not overcook the prawn.
  • Topped with some chopped spring onion
  • Serve hot.