May 04, 2017


Prawns - 12 (about 500 gms)
Oil for frying
Garlic - 1 tbsp (chopped)
Ginger root - 1 tbsp (chopped)
Shallots - 1 tbsp (chopped)
Hot bean paste - 1 tsp
Rice wine or dry sherry - 1 tbsp
Tomato ketchup - 4 tbsp
Salt -1/2 tsp
Sugar -1 tbsp
MSG - 1 tsp
Water - 3 tbsp
Corn flour -1 tsp


  • Peel prawns; rinse and devein; drain.
  • Heat oil for deep frying; deep fry prawns 2 minutes over high heat; remove and drain.
  • Remove all but 2 tbsp oil from pan; reheat and stir fry chopped garlic, ginger root and shallots until fragrant; add hot bean paste, rice wine or sherry and tomato ketchup and stir fry 1/2 minute; add prawns and salt, sugar, MSG, water and cornflour and when mixture begins to boil, add 1tbsp oil and toss lightly to mix ingredients and coat prawns with sauce;remove and portion onto serving plate.
  • Serve.

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