Friday, August 7, 2009

Prawns with Golden Garlic

Our family loves garlic, maybe except for my husband. My daughter especially love it. She can munch on fried garlic on its own. :P Every time I cook this, my daughter will eat all garlic on the prawns followed by the other part of the prawn, leaving behind a small ball of white prawn meat. :P Bad habit!! I'll have to coat it with the garlic bits then she will finish it. So I had to cook it with lots of garlic. Otherwise it won't be enough for her. Ingredients:
  • 300g Prawns, shelled and deviened
  • 10 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon Chinese Cooking Wine
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Cornflour
  • 3 tablespoon Oil
How to do it:
  1. Marinade prawns with Chinese cooking wine and sugar for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in wok.
  3. Add garlic when oil is slight hot.
  4. Fry garlic in low heat till lightly brown.
  5. Drain and set aside.
  6. Meanwhile, drain prawns from the liquid.
  7. Add salt and cornflour.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Shallow fry prawn in hot previously use to fry the garlic.
  10. When the prawns is 80% cooked, drain.
  11. Leave about 1/2 tablespoon of oil in the wok.
  12. Return the prawns and garlic to continue cooking till prawns are completely cooked.
  13. Dish and serve.
  • The oil must not be hot when frying garlic. Otherwise the garlic will burn too fast.
  • If you want to add curry leaves, like what I did, fry them only after frying the garlic.
  • You must work fast, when returning the prawns and garlic back to continue cooking. This is to make sure the garlic will not get burnt and the prawns can be will coated with the garlic.
  • You can replace salt with chicken seasoning powder for more flavour (MSG loaded mah.).


  1. lurve this !! I have a container full of shelled prawn sitting in my fridge wondering how to go about doing it beside my boring old stir fry. Going to try your recipe for them. Thanks Wokkingmum! Always love your recipes!

  2. This looks very tempting...will it today

  3. That looks wonderful, will be giving it a try.

  4. This looks so appetising! I have to try this!

  5. You prawn dish looks yummy! Will be adding to my to-do list for sure!

    Thanks for sharing your recipes.

  6. I love prawns, and this dish look so tempting. I'll try to make one when I get fresh prawns next time.

  7. yr blog always make me hungry!!!
    Super YUMMY!!!

  8. your garlic prawns is calling my name love garlic too!! yummy!!

  9. My son loves garlic too. Will try this someday!

  10. Hello WM, i was just wondering what type of prawns did you used for this dish?

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  12. Thank you everyone for your comments.

    Insomniac, I used tiger prawns but you can use any other prawns.

  13. Just to check with you, if want to add curry leaf, after frying the garlic, then add in the curry leaf and fry it then drain aside, right? Bcos I love curry leaf, so i would like to add in curry leaf..