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.
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15 Minute Meal, 5 Ingredients or Less, Cooking for one, Easypeasy for One, One Pan Dinner, Simple, Spring
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.
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6uncookedprawn or six (25 count) large shrimp
vegetable spray for cooking
1tspntoasted sesame oil
4tbspnmirin or Shaoxing wine
2spring onionsfinely 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.