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Sweet & Sour Prawn Recipe 甜酸虾
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I love sweet and sour dishes, credit should give to my wife who surprise me with her sweet and sour prawn during her first try. This dish is really simple to cook if you able to get your husband to help on the preparation.

This is a vibrantly colourful and delicious dish - not to mention auspicious as well since 虾 (prawn) is also the same pronunciation as laughter in Chinese, hence this is a choice dish during festive occasions especially during Chinese New Year.

Ingredients:
10 large prawns (tails on)
Little sugar and salt to marinate prawns
2-3 tb sps of oil for shallow-frying the garlic
3-4 pcs garlic chop in small pieces
4-5 tb sps of water to stir with the sauce

Prepare sauce:

½  bowl of ketchup (any brand will do)
½  bowl of chili source (any brand will do)
1-2 tb sps of sugar (or to taste)
1-2 tb sps oyster sauce (or to taste)

Procedures:-

Thaw freeze prawn in the water - Take out some prawn from the freezer, to thaw it faster, sink it in water. After thaw, shells off the shrimp and only tails on. Using a sharp knife, make a shallow slit down the back of the shrimp and remove the vein.

 


Remove the vein.


 

Here are the cleaned shrimp that ready to cook. Preheat two to three tablespoons of oil in your frying pan or skillet on medium or medium-high heat; add in some minced garlic when you feel that cooking oil heated.

Add in prawns when garlic turn in golden color. Slightly fried the shrimp both side till it turn to red, moved it out from the pan. Put in the sauce and spark in some water to heat it, when the source boiled put back in the prawn and stir well of the prawns.

 

TENG TENG ~~~~~ Here is the nice and delicious sweet and sour prawn dish ready to serve.

 

Buying Tips
When you buy your fresh shrimp, get it home as soon as possible and keep it over a bowl of ice in the refrigerator until you're ready to cook with it.

For Frozen Shrimp
If you're using frozen shrimp in the bulk bag, then remove the amount of shrimp you need a day beforehand to allow it to defrost in the refrigerator overnight. For a quicker method, you can place the frozen shrimp in a resealable bag and submerge it in a cold water bath until it's defrosted (it takes about one hour for one pound of shrimp to defrost).

Cleaning Tips
Most shrimp sold in the supermarket is already cleaned and possibly deveined. But now and then you may find shrimp sold uncleaned -- it's also cheaper. Or, if you're making a great seafood soup, you may want to buy the shrimp with the shells and heads still attached, so you can use it for the stock.

Handling Tips
When you're working with shrimp, make sure to keep them cold and put them back in the refrigerator if you're not using them immediately. When deveining, be sure to use your knife carefully

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