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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Szechuan Chilli Prawns

The cuisines of China and Thailand are the most popular in the world. Are you a huge fan of chinese food ? So here is a quick and simple stir fry. Try this out. Happy Cooking :)


Prawns - 1/4kg
Spring Onions - 4, trimmed and cut into 11/2 inch length
Red Chilly - 1, thinly sliced
Garlic Cloves - 3 , finely chopped

For Sauce
Cornflour - 1 tbsp
Fish Stock - 3 tbsp
Soy Sauce - 2 tbsp
Chilly Sauce - 3 tbsp
Sugar - 1 tbsp

  • Deshell, devein, wash the prawns and pat dry with absorbent kitchen paper and keep them aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok, when hot, add spring onion, red chilly and stir fry for 3 - 4 Min's. Add chopped garlic to it and cook for 30 seconds. Transfer to a plate and keep aside.
  • Add the prawns to the wok and stir fry for 1-2 minutes or until they turn pink.
  • Blend/Mix all the chilli sauce ingredients together in a bowl, then stir into the prawns. Add the sauted spring onion ad garlic mixture and bring to boil, stirring constantly. Cook until the sauce is thickened and the prawns get cooked.
  • Garnish with spring onions and serve immediately with rice or noodles.
Note : Rub the prawns twice or thrice with salt to avoid smell and wash thoroughly. Wash it three to four times otherwise it will taste very salty.
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