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Steamed Shrimp with Garlic Oil Recipe

Steamed Shrimp with Garlic Oil


Recipe: Steamed Shrimp with Garlic Oil

10 head-on shrimp
3 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
1 stalk scallion (chopped)
1/8 teaspoon of salt
3 drops fish sauce
5 drops sesame oil
1 1/2 tablespoon of Shaoxing wine
1 1/2 tablespoon of water
1 dash of white pepper powder
3 tablespoons cooking oil


Heat up the wok and add in the cooking oil. Lightly fry the chopped garlic until they turn golden brown. Set aside.

Chop off the eyes part of the shrimp head, slit the back and deveined. Pat dry and place all shrimp on a plate. Season the shrimp with the ingredients above. Steam for 5 minutes. Top the shrimp with the garlic oil and garnish with chopped scallion.

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32 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. Wandering Chopsticks

    Don’t go overboard on the shrimp. It’s really high in cholestrol. Crab and lobster too. Why are the good foods always bad for you? :(

  2. lucia

    me luv shrimps too. the only food i will eat whatever it is cook.

    er… actually it is only the head that is full of cholesterol. body part only teeny weeny percentage of cholesterol. anyway, other shellfish like squid is said to be higher in cholesterol than prawns!

    BY, this shrimp recipe indeed look so simple… and i’m sure very yummy since i like garlic and shallion.

  3. pablopabla

    I MUST try this! I MUST try this! Must get some prawns from the market this weekend! I MUST! and it’s all because of you ;)

  4. Rosa's Yummy Yums

    Those shrimps look marvelous! Yummy!

    By the way, you have been tagged with a meme (Spring Meme)! For more infos, check out my blog…

  5. team BSG

    one of da best pixs of ready-to-eat prawns ( or shrimps ?) V have ever seen! Or will ever see?
    ( not even Bkt Tambun?)

  6. Claude-Olivier

    Oh yeah, looks great…but it seems that I’m a vampire…so ;-)

    have a very nice day bee


  7. elmomonster

    Oh my! This looks scrumptious. You’ve taken three ingredients I love (shrimp, fried garlic, wilted scallions) and put them together!

    Does the shrimp shell get eaten too or is it too tough after steaming? I love deep fried shrimp shells.

  8. Chubbypanda

    You like shrimp? I never would have guessed. (^_~)

    Don’t listen to WC. The cholesterol in shellfish isn’t the bad kind. It’s actually good for you. Eat all you like!

  9. Véro

    It looks gorgeous… I’d never seen shrimps prepared that way, it’s very classy!
    Now, do you think Claude really is a vampire??? Or is it just that he dislikes garlic??? :-D

  10. tigerfish

    You see…masterpiece again ;p
    I’ve eaten similar dish in restaurant before…yes…very garlicky but it’s good! I think I want to try this too!The prawns like “procreation” mode…buahahah!LOL! More prawns for you!

  11. Precious Pea

    Oooo..yummy..i like my prawns steamed too for maximum sweetness. But usually i put raw garlic to be steamed together with the prawns. Next time will try your version.

  12. Ming_the_Merciless

    OMG, they are so beautifully prepared. It looks yummy! But only three shrimps? Apa macam? Chien fay-ah?

  13. fatboybakes

    someone mentioned cholestrol??? actually, according to my cardiologist, the prawn body is okay, not much cholestrol there. it’s all in the head……

    RM, it looks delumptious (delicious & scrumptious) as always.

  14. maryeats

    bee, those shrimp are stunning! Is it difficult to split them down the back and prepare them like that? In Korea there is a similar shrimp preparation, but the shrimp is steamed, then covered with minced hardboiled egg yolk and egg white. It is pretty, but looks time consuming.

  15. Rasa Malaysia

    PE – are you going to try the recipe? ;)

    SC – I like minced ginger too, but mostly with steamed fish.

    Tummythoz – I used fish sauce and salt instead.

    Wandering Chopsticks – My cholesterol level is very healthy…I think I eat too much seafood I am immuned to it. ;)

    Christine – Eat first think later!

    Lucia – true. I heard squid is the worst. So don’t worry, keep on eating our favorite shellfish.

    Pablo – OK, quick quick show me your rendition of this recipe. :)

    Rosa – thanks, I will check it out.

    Mott – yes I hate peeling the prawns too…always get poked by them. :P

    TeamBSG – I wonder how they would look with my new camera. Hehe.

    Susan – thanks. :)

    Claude – you don’t like garlic?

    Elmo – no, I don’t eat the shell, but yes, those fried shrimp shells are sooo good…sometimes I am too lazy to peel so I eat them all. I heard it’s rich in calsium. ;)

    ChubbyPanda – yes, I agree with both hands and both legs. For shellfish, I will eat them without thinking.

    Mallika – yes, eat first and don’t think.

    Vero – I secretly think that Claude is both vampire and dislike garlic! LOL.

    Tiga – Me and my udang…endless love affair. :)

    PP – yes, I used raw garlic sometimes but prefer fried garlic…it’s more aromatic. :)

    Ming – aiya, of course more than 3 lah, but for food photography purposes I show only 3. Show all not nice one.

    BuddingCook – I think they are frolicking. :P

    FBB – ooooh, I love delumptious…will have to use it sometimes. :)

    Maryeats – yes, it’s kinda hard to have them “presented” this way as once they are cooked, they tend to curl…wow, steamed shrimp with egg yolk and egg white, sounds fantastic! Take a picture for me. :)

    Sam – there is only one thing that is constant in my fridge, shrimp. I never run out of it…if I ever do, I would declare it an emergency! LOL!

    Kok – shrimp is extremely cheap in the US. Usually average at $4.99/pound, and sometimes when it’s sale, it’s only $3.99/pound and I am talking about big ones not the tiny ones in Malaysia!

    Suanne – yes, they curl up…so what I did is I slit it from the head towards the end of the tail.

    KTX – thanks. :)

    Meiyen – yes, I love clams steamed in egg custard soooo good.

    Aria – thanks. :)

  16. Jaden

    I’m going to make these next week! The presentation is so artful. Its hard to find shrimp with head on here where I live though. I used to make a mason jar full of the garlic oil and use that to top steamed vegetables, but recently read that home made garlic oil contains toxins if you do not refrigerate it and leave it out.

  17. Anonymous

    I love your steamed shrimp with garlic oil recipe. It sounds very easy. I must try to make this steamed shrimp with garlic oil.

  18. Ella

    Shrimps are not high in cholesterol. Actually shrimps are good for lowering cholesterols. We Asians, have been eaten Masak Lemak Daging Salai, Gulai Udang, Pucuk Paku Rebus n Sambal Belacan for many generations.. had no prob with health until……. the low fat stuff came. We all get sick..

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