Thursday, February 11, 2010

Stir Fried Shrimp w/ Sweet and Sour Chilli Sauce

It’s been a while since I last posted a recipe. I thought it’s time to share another favourite of my family. It’s fortunate that my children doesn’t have any allergy on seafood because they just love eating seafood specially shrimps. Shrimps have been one of the most delectable foods there is as far as I’m concerned but it can be expensive. The bigger it gets, the more expensive it is. Well, as we always hear, indulgence doesn’t come cheap. This recipe is very simple with three basic ingredients. Shrimps or prawns can be used. If you prefer to have the head on, that would be fine too.

Let’s start with the ingredients.

1 bag of headless prawns (around 20 to 25 pieces), slit the back
½ cup of sweet and sour chilli sauce (can be found in any grocery store,)
1 tbsp of flour
1 tbsp of butter (or any cooking oil)


1. Prep the prawns or shrimps. This means have it thoroughly thawed if frozen. Pat them dry with paper towel or just lay them on a double sheet of paper towel to absorb excess liquid.

2. Dust the shrimps or prawns with flour. This will further absorb liquid and will help in absorbing the sauce later.

3. Heat butter or oil in a wok or wide pan.
4. Stir fry the shrimps (or prawns) until they changed color (which indicates that they are cooked through).
5. Then add the sauce. Continue stirring until all the shrimps have been coated. This will only takes a minute or two then turn the heat off.
6. Serve with rice.

Happy eating!