This is the Chinese version of fried shrimp, or if you can find it, King Prawns. The recipe is traditional, in both ingredients and preparation, and takes only minutes to make. Well worth the little effort as it is delicious with a side of white rice or Stir Fried Asparagus with Shitake Mushrooms.

King Prawns with Soy Sauce

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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 2 people
Tip : The marinade ingredients for this recipe and most stir fry recipes is the same, so if you are planning a stir fry as a side dish, just increase the marinade ingredients and use the same for both dishes.


  • 6 uncooked prawn or six (25 count) large shrimp
  • vegetable spray for cooking
  • 1 tspn toasted sesame oil

Prawn Marinade

  • 2 tspn soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 4 tbsp mirin or Shaoxing wine
  • 1/2 tspn corn starch
  • 2 tspn brown sugar


  • 2 spring onions finely sliced


  • Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.
  • Mix prawn seasoning in a bowl and pour half into a plastic resealable bag, add prawns in their shells and refrigerate for 5 minutes. Reserve balance of marinade.
  • Insert a wooden skewer in each shrimp to prevent the the shrimp from curling while cooking.
  • Add prawns or shrimp, with shells on, and cook on medium high for 1-2 minutes or until shells turn pink. Remove prawns to a plate.
  • Return pan to heat, add sesame seed oil and return the prawns to the pan and add the remaining prawn marinade. Cook for another 1-2 minutes or until the marinade thickens.
  • Serve with sliced scallions sprinkled on top.

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