Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Chilli Prawns

I made this chilli prawn dish (辣椒虾)today, added some "ABC" extra-hot chilli sauce. It was so spicy that my hubby said he can literally spew fire. So we had a fire-spewing dragon at home! Guess it was too spicy for him, I personally felt that it was spicy too. But I only have 1 type of chilli sauce at home, and it happened to be "extra-hot", guess I should have reduced the chilli sauce and upped the ketchup instead for this recipe.

For those who love chilli prawns, here is the recipe I adapted from Violet Fenying. (Her recipe blog has ceased to exist since Mar 2010).

(Serving for 3 persons)

Ingredients A (chopped)
Garlic : 6 cloves
Ginger: 2 slices
Red Chilli : 2 pieces

Ingredients B
Prawns : 600g (shelled)

Ingredients C (mix well)
Chilli sauce : 2 tbsp
Ketchup : 3 tbsp
White pepper : ¼ tsp
Oyster sauce : 2 tbsp
Sesame oil : ½ tbsp
Vinegar : 1 tbsp
Sugar : 1 tbsp
Water : ½ cup

Ingredients D (mix well)
Corn flour : 1 tbsp
Water : 2 tbsp

Ingredient E
Egg : 1

Ingredient F
Spring onion : own preference

1. Heat up 3 tbsp of oil,  sauté Ingredients A till fragrant.

2. Toss in prawns, stir fry till fragrant.

3. Pour in Ingredients C, mix well.

4. Add in Ingredients D to thicken the sauce.

5. Stir in egg, mix well.

6. (Optional) Add spring onion, stir well, dish up and serve.

At the same time, I also did a quick stir-fry with whatever vegetables I could rummage from my fridge. Beans, carrots and courgette basically plus some minced garlic and shreds of ginger. Seasoned with a pinch of salt & sugar, soya sauce, oyster sauce and rice wine. Fry here fry there, and voila, the 2 dishes were ready simultaneously in 5 minutes time. I am glad that I have become more efficient over time. :)

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