Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Fried Prawns With Dark Soy Sauce

The is the second dish which I cooked using dark soy sauce after my first dish Fried Chicken with Sweet Dark Soy Sauce.  Using the same method, this is again the simplest way to cook prawns that are tasty and delicious.  So much of big prawns left over from Chinese New Year in my mother in-law's fridge.  I think, she has about 5 kg of big prawns before CNY.  Last year, the quantity left over lasted until June.  This year, I don't know how long the leftover will last especially when she ain't doing any daily cooking [have to wait till I'm back at her place].
The shells have turned dark after thawing, so the best way is to shell them and cook it this way which is much faster and looks good, too.
Recipe Source - Yum Yum Magazine No. 77 with slight modifications
[serves 4-5]
500 gm medium to big size prawns - shelled and deveined
1-2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp chopped ginger
1 red chilli - diced
some spring onions and cucumber for garnishing
2 tbsp dark soy sauce [can used sweet dark soy sauce/kicap manis]
1-2 tsp sugar to taste
1 tsp salt
  1. Mix prawns with seasoning.
  2. Heat oil in wok, fry garlic and ginger until fragrant.  Add in 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce [optional].
  3. Add in seasoned prawns.  Stir fry over high heat for a few minutes until prawns are cooked.
  4. Add in red chilli.  Stir to mix.
  5. Dish out, garnish with spring onions and sliced cucumber.  Serve immediately with rice.

Notes: Visit this site for Its' Nutritional Facts [here]

I'm linking this post to Little Thumbs Up Event - Prawns March 2014 
hosted by Moon of Food Playground
I'm also submitting this post to Cook Your Books Event #10 hosted by
 Joyce of Kitchen Flavours

PS:  This will be my last post for the time being as I needed more to time to get some accounting work completed for my brother's company before I can prepare  more new dishes to share with all.


Victoria Bakes said...

this looks very good kimmy! has the "wok hei"

PH said...

Kimmy, your prawns look good! I will try this if I can get nice prawns.

Unknown said...

This easy stir-fry prawn dish is looking good! Shall try once bought some fresh prawns.

Zoe said...

Hi Kimmy,

This looks like a versatile sauce for cooking different kind of proteins. I love to try cooking it with tofu too :D


Betty said...

Be back soon. Meanwhile "Work while you work" and thanks for your recipes.

Betty said...

Be back soon...meanwhile "work while you work". All the best. Love your recipes.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
This dish looks very delicious! I love prawns, and wish I have 5kg in my freezer! haha!

Kimmy said...

Yes Victoria, to get good result, must fry this prawns over high heat. Very fragrant and sweet.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, quick stir fry, they are good.

Kimmy said...

Hi Vivian, give it a try, your family may like it. Add more chillies if you want it spicy.

Kimmy said...

Hi Zoe, good idea to cook with tofu [my favourite] but it must be deep fried to crispy. Maybe I'll cook this at my mum's place.

Kimmy said...

Thanks Betty. I'll try. Sometimes I just love to relax a little...hehehe!

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, I love prawns too but quite afraid of the alarming 'C' - cholesterol in my body, hehehe!

Pearlyn Ng said...

Stumbled upon your blog by chance , love all your recipes. Thank you for sharing

Sokehah cheah said...

Wow, your prawns look soooo good, Kimmy!

Ivy Sew said...

Hi Kimmy, this dark soy sauce prawns look so tempting and is so easy to prepare too. My type of preparing too as I don't like too complicated type of cooking. Thumbs up and cheers :)

Kimmy said...

Hi Pearlyn, thanks for dropping by and your encouraging comment.

Kimmy said...

Hi Soke Hah, simple and very tasty with rice. These days, I'm really tired - simple and easy recipes suit me well.

Kimmy said...

Hi Ivy, time is the main constraint these days. No choice have to go for easy and simple recipes but must be delicious too, otherwise there will be leftovers.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

must be finger licking good!

Kimmy said...

Hi Sonia, the meaty prawns and the thick gravy tasted good with rice

mui mui said...

Hi Kimmy,
This must be so yum with just steamed rice!
Love, love it!

Thanks for sharing this to LTU!

Kimmy said...

Hi Mui Mui, I consider this as no frills fried prawns. Yummylicious with rice.

Foodplayground said...

Looks good and simple. Will try to cook. Thanks for linking to this month LTU :)

Kimmy said...

Hi Moon, you're welcome. I would love to share more prawn recipes but since my hubby is rather 'allergic' to it, I can't cook too much of it. But I do have many posting using prawns such as Penang Prawn Mee and Assam Prawns.