Thursday, September 3, 2015

Herbal Drunken Prawns

Recipe for  Herbal Drunken Prawns

  • 2 pieces 玉竹 (Solomon's Seal Rhizome), cut into smaller pieces
  • 5 pieces 川芎 (Szechwan Lovage Rhizome)
  • 4-5 pieces 当归 (Angelica Sinensis)
  • 1 small handful 枸杞子 (Wolfberries)
  • 2 slices Ginger
  • 10 medium prawns, antenna, feelers and legs (etc) trimmed

Marinade for Prawns:
  • 1 tablespoon Sake or Chinese Cooking Wine
  • a pinch of salt

  • 1 tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
  • 2-3 tablespoon Sake or Chinese Cooking Wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chicken Granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fish Sauce
  • Salt to taste

How to do it:
  1. Soak all Chinese herbs except Wolfberries with 100ml hot water for about 3 hours or till they are fully hydrated and set aside.
  2. Slit the back of the prawns.
  3. Clean and dab dry.
  4. Marinate prawns with sake and salt for 20 mins.
  5. In a pot, add 400 -500ml water (depending how much soup you would like to have).
  6. Add in the hydrated herbs, ginger and wolf berries and bring to a boil for a minute.
  7. Add in the seasonings except for salt.
  8. Add prawns into the soup and like it cook for about a minute or till all prawns are just done.
  9. Add salt to taste.
  10. Drizzle sesame oil and serve immediately.

If you want a stronger wine taste, you can add the cooking wine just before you season with salt.

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