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Pan-fried Prawns Recipe (干烧虾)

Pan-fried Prawns
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This pan-fried prawns recipe is probably one of the easiest but remarkably delicious recipes for prawns–fresh water prawns pan-fried with soy sauce, cooking wine, and a wee bit of sugar. In Chinese, this dish is called 干烧虾.

Pan-fried Prawns (干烧虾)Fresh water prawn is a great choice because of the texture of the prawns, and the juicylicious and rich taste in the heads. I love fresh water prawns a lot, the taste is probably second only to live spot prawns in my opinion. The best seafood doesn’t always have to come from the sea…

Of course you can try this recipe with regular shrimp/prawn. They taste as good. I am partial to fresh water prawns because they are such beauty.

Love Prawn? Check out other shrimp/prawn recipes on Rasa Malaysia

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  4. Steamed Shrimp with Garlic Oil
  5. Vietnamese Cha Tom (Vietnamese Sugarcane Shrimp)
  6. Vietnamese Tau Hu Ky (Bean Curd Skin with Shrimp)
  7. Shrimp Wontons
  8. Fried Shrimp Wrapped with Spring Roll Skin AKA “Firecracker Shrimp”

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24 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. Manggy

    Haha, I do not need much convincing ;) I love prawns and I eat them every chance I get! (i.e., when I have the money.) Yours looks really good!

  2. Syrie

    Love them! We don’t have fresh water prawns up here in Vancouver, not even frozen ones which is a real shame. I tried to eat them whenever I make a trip to Thailand. Yours look divine as usual!

  3. Love_at_first_bite

    Hey RM – Those look delicious. Too bad I didn’t have any of them to go with my Hokkien Mee. I don’t know what it’s supposed to taste like but I thought it was delicious. It was very prawny and sweet from the shallots. I added some extra chili oil to spice things up and ate bowl after bowl all last week.

    I did take a quick break from noodles for some stir fried garlic chive buds. They were the first ones I had seen in the store this year and I thought of your recipe for them as soon as I did and couldn’t pass them up. They’re my new favorite vegetable!

  4. wenching & esiong

    Wow, the prawns look so delicious! If only there’s something like e-tasting, then I could taste the food!

  5. joey

    With something as great as prawns, a simple preparation like this is the best to let their natural flavors shine :) This sounds delicious!

  6. Kate / Kajal

    ooh , my hubby adores these, specially the Shanghai fresh water shrimps … he always orders it ! If he sees this post he’s gonna invite himself for dinner to yours :P

  7. Simply...Gluten-free

    This is my first time at your blog. Beautiful! I hope my photography grows up to be like yours someday. I will be back.

  8. Rasa Malaysia

    Hey gang –

    Thanks for your sweet comment. I am so busy I am not able to respond to your comment here, but I will go to your site and leave comments for you, when I am free. Keep the comment love coming. :)

  9. I am trying out this recipe! Unfortunately I bought rice vinegar instead of rice wine! :S
    Guess I’ll have to leave that out for now

    Pictures are sinfully delicious as always!

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