Braised Prawns Recipe


7 prawns, whole

3.5 oz(100ml) vegetable oil

1/2 tsp scallions, chopped

1/2 fresh ginger, chopped

4 tsp rice wine

1 tsp salt, or to taste

1 tsp sugar

3.5 oz (100ml) stock

1.5 tbsp tomato sauce

1/4 tsp soy sauce

1 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 1 tbsp water


1. Wash the prawns well.

   Twist off the heads and feet but do not shell, cut shells along the back and devein with a tooth pick, or small knife.

   Rinse again under cold water.

2. Heat 6 tbsp oil in a wok until the oil surface ripples.

   Add the scallions and ginger.

   Add the prawns and stir fry about 30seconds.

   Add the rice wine, cover the wok,cook for 30seconds.

   Add the salt, sugar and the stock, bring to a boil over high heat, cover and simmer over low heat for 3mins.

   Add the tomato sauce and soy sauce,turn the heat to high.Boil until the sauce is reduced.

   Stir in the cornstarch mixture and cook, stir until thickened.

   Add 1 tbsp oil and stir fry to blend.

   Remove and serve.

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