Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Prawns with Tomato Sauce

I love prawns but I seldom buy prawns because of 3 main reasons. 1st, I prefer tiger prawns and I can hardly get those in our market here. 2nd, the prawns, whether or not they are tiger prawns, are not very fresh. Lastly, it's expensive to buy fresh/live tiger prawns. So dumb! Just excuses not to buy Grass Prawns. LOL

Anyway, I did find tiger prawns in the supermarket near our place. It's not kicking but it will do. I'm not steaming them anyway.

  • 15 medium Prawns, devien
  • 1 cup of peas, steamed
  • a pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese Cooking Wine
  • 1 tablespoon Cornflour
  • Oil for frying
Tomato Sauce:
  • 4 tablespoon Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Apple Cider or White Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon Broth or Water
  • Cornflour mixture (thickener)
How to do it:
  1. Mix all ingredients except peas together.
  2. Deep fry prawns till golden brown.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a wok, pour ingredients for sauce.
  5. Mix well and bring to a boil.
  6. Add peas.
  7. Thicken the sauce with cornflour mixture till desire thickness.
  8. Add in prawns and coat well with sauce.
  9. Dish and serve.
Don't take my words so seriously, Grass Prawns works well too. I'm just being difficult. *wink*


  1. yum yum.. it looks great.. make me feel hungry only...hahah...

  2. My Life Zone,
    hehehe ... If can email, I will email some too you. :p

  3. So sad prawns not in my house menu. I just got to eat one big plate on Mother's Day!. Yums

  4. I also cooked this dish some time ago and what's so coincidental, I also used green peas! But I added some pineapple cubes and water chestnuts. Yum yum!

  5. Joanne,
    Poor mummy! Dont tell me prawns for you is a once a year thing huh!

    Wow! Yours sound great! Can't wait for your post!!