Pan-fried Prawns Recipe (干烧虾)
February 17th, 2008 24 Comments

Pan-fried Prawns Recipe (干烧虾)

Pan-fried Prawns
Pan-fried Prawns pictures (1 of 9)

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 says:

    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. Piggy says:

    yummy! love the pics…

  3. wmw says:

    Wow! I can feel the crisp from biting into one of those prawns in those pics of yours!

  4. Syrie says:

    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!

  5. Love_at_first_bite says:

    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!

  6. daphne says:

    just looking at that makes me want to eat it. Yummy!

  7. vkeong says:

    woah so great looking! is that tiger prawn? I bet the head is filled with the “kou”

  8. wenching & esiong says:

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

  9. joey says:

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

  10. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Simple, but beautiful, refined and tasty!



  11. lucia says:

    prawns!! yummy! you know how i love prawns. how it comes in and whichever way it is cooked, i will love it!!

  12. Kate / Kajal says:

    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

  13. Simply...Gluten-free says:

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

  14. Rasa Malaysia says:

    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. :)

  15. Christine says:

    Bee, your seafood dishes are always to die for. And you’re right, fresh water seafood is so wonderful!

  16. Lori Lynn says:

    Oh those look so lovely! And your simple garnish is perfect.

  17. Amy says:

    Wow those prawns look amazing!!

  18. Andaliman says:

    This is the kind of prawn that I made for Kare Udang Galah. Bee, as usual I’m stunned by your pictures

  19. Salt N Turmeric says:

    Your pan-fried prawns recipe is easy to follow. i love these pan-fried prawns.

  20. May says:

    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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  22. Jill says:

    Are these shell on prawns?

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