Chinese style steamed prawns Recipe

Chinese style steamed prawns


  • 600g raw prawns, tail-on, thawed from the freezer (of course you could use any prawns~ freshwater~always THE best, farm-raised, head-on, shells-on etc)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2tsps crushed ginger (or shredded fresh young ginger)

  • Other garnish & seasonings:

  • 2tsps crushed ginger
  • some julienned red chili
  • 1 tbsp Chinese Shaoxing cooking wine
  • 1 egg white (lightly whisked before using)

How to make Chinese style steamed prawns

  1. Mix ingredients A and marinate for 10mins
  2. Lay the marinated prawns on a plate, add red chili and some more ginger on top of prawns before steaming
  3. Steam over high heat for about 8-10mins (depending on the size of prawns)
  4. Pour egg white over the prawns, drizzle the Chinese Shaoxing cooking wine over, and steam for another 1-2mins. 4.Serve warm with rice.
  • ricewinelover
    ricewinelover says

    I recommend that you don't use Chinese cooking wine on this otherwise excellent dish. All the Chinese cooking wines use the worst wine, and add a bunch of salt to the end product. Use drinking quality rice wine and you'll get a much healthier and better taste. You can get it online at What you don't use on the recipe, you can drink!

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