• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 2 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

Fresh prawns are scrumptious. Here’s a recipe for steamed prawns.

Recipe Ingredient

  • 400g whole tiger prawns, still in their shells
  • 6tbsp oil
  • 8cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • Sauce
  • 1tsp oyster sauce
  • 1tsp light soy sauce
  • 1tbsp sugar
  • 1/4tsp pepper
  • 1/4tsp anchovy
  • granules ikan bilis
  • 3-4 bird’s eye chillies, finely cut
  • 2tbsp Shao Hsing rice wine
  • 1tsp sesame seed oil
  • Garnishing
  • 2stalks spring onion, chopped
  • 1stalk coriander leaves, chopped


  1. Trim the feelers of the prawns. Rinse the prawns and drain well.
  2. Heat the oil over low heat and fry the garlic in the hot oil until golden, crispy and fragrant. Remove the garlic crisps and set aside.
  3. Mix 3 tablespoons of the garlic oil with the sauce ingredients.
  4. Season the prawns with 1 tablespoon of the sauce and arrange the prawns on a steaming plate.
  5. Steam over high heat for 8 to 10 minutes, until the prawns turn a bright red colour. Remove from the steamer.
  6. To serve: Spoon the remaining sauce over the prawns and top with 2 tablespoons garlic crisps. Garnish with the spring onion and coriander leaves.

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