• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Ingredient

  • 10 large prawns, keep whole
  • 1 tbsp fermented black beans, minced
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and chopped
  • 5 bird´s eye chillies, chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Shao Hsing Hua Tiau wine (optional)
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2-3 sprigs coriander leaves, chopped


  1. Slit the prawns lengthwise through the shell and remove the entrails. Rinse well, drain and set aside in a plastic colander.
  2. Combine mashed fermented black beans with sugar and sesame oil. Heat one teaspoon oil and sesame oil in a small saucepan. Fry garlic and ginger until fragrant. Add black bean mixture and a splash of cooking wine (optional). Dish out and set aside.
  3. Arrange the prawns in a deep heat-proof dish and pour the prefried black bean mixture over. Add the chopped chilli, bird´s eye chillies and pepper. Steam for 5-6 minutes. Remove, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve immediately.

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