Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Steamed Prawns in Ginger

I know that when one is in a rush, the easiest and fastest food to dish up for a meal is anything steamed. Luckily I bought some large white prawns last week and kept it in the freezer because the price difference for these prawns was up almost RM2 per 100gm.

This is a highly simple dish and quite yummy, especially if you like prawns. The prawns has to be really fresh as for all steamed dishes. However, I was quite surprised that freezing the prawns didn't not alter the freshness of the prawns (luckily).

Whilst the prawns(6 large ones) were defrosting naturally, i got the following stuff for the sauce;

2 inches of young ginger *
4 cloves of garlic *
1 tbsp of light soya souce
1 tsp of Shao Hsing Hua Tiao Chiew (chinese cooking wine, optional)
1/2 tsp of sesame seed oil
salt and sugar taste
chinese parsley for garnishing

* chopped/blended

Pour all the sauce onto the defrosted prawns and put in a steamer for about 15 to 20mins, depending to intensity of the steamer. I noticed that electric steamers generate more heat then gas. Once done, remove from the steamer and garnish with some chinese parsley

The entire cooking time can be as short at 25mins, if your prawns are not frozen stiff. A quick and yummy dish for lunch or dinner.

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twosuperheroes said...

wah...the prawns are looking good! Too bad I'm allergic to prawns lahh..... *sad* :p

YozoraNiteSky said...

oh you poor dear... never mind.. prawns also no good for cholesterol... so you are safe :D

suesue said...

oh the prawns looks yummy. If added some of those Chinese Rice Wine wah more sedap ya. Just like those Drunken Prawns.

YozoraNiteSky said...

hi suesue..thank you for the suggestion.. already salivating lah..just thinking of it..heehee