Prawns Stir Fry


400 – 450 grams medium to large sized Prawns
1 tablespoon of Soy sauce
1 tablespoon of Vinegar
1 tablespoon of Schezwan Chutney
1 teaspoon of Sugar
2 tablespoons of oil
2 green chillies(optional)


Clean the prawns and remove the black thread. I kept the tails on some of the prawns. Slit the large prawns a little. Do not go overboard. It is actually not necessary so you can conveniently ignore this step.
Now mix the cleaned prawns, soy sauce, vinegar, schewan chutney and sugar together. Let the prawns marinate for 20 to 30 minutes.
Take a pan or a wok, add the oil. You can use vegetable oil or groundnut oil, I used the latter. Heat it on a high flame.
After the pan is hot enough hit the marinated mixture to the pan. If you love spicy food or want to add a little bit of zing to the dish, add two slit green chillies just before adding the marinated prawns.
Stir fry the prawns for 2 to 3 minutes.
If you keep them in hot pan for more minutes, the prawns will lose their softness and become very rubbery / chewy. When cooking sea food, timing is very important.
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It is really a very simple recipe prepared from ingredients which are incredibly easily available everywhere. It is very much a Chinese cuisine inspired dish as the name suggests. This dish will taste a little bit sweet, tangy and the prawns are soft, succulent and moist. Extremely easy to prepare and I guarantee you the end result is mouth-watering, delicious, tender yummy prawns.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 10:53am


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