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Sautéed Deep Fried Prawns | Chef John’s Cooking Class

Deep-fried prawns are popular food all around the world and this recipe will show you how to make them flavorful and tender. Whether you’re a seafood aficionado or someone looking to experiment with bold flavors, this recipe promises a delightful symphony of taste and texture. With a crispy exterior, tender inside, and a sauce that’s a harmonious blend of sweet, savory, and umami, every bite is a celebration.

Sautéed Deep Fried Prawns | Chef John’s Cooking Class
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PRE TIME: 15 min
COOKING TIME: 15 min
TOTAL TIME: 30 min
2 SERVING
Ingredients:
  • 14 Tiger prawns
  • For Frying
  • Qt Cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp. Corn starch
  • Sautéed Deep Fried Prawns
  • 1 tbsp. Cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp. Ginger, minced
  • tbsp. Green onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Shaoxing wine
  • 3 tbsp. Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Maggi seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. Sweet black rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Sesame Oil
  • 1/8 tsp. White Pepper
Directions:
Step 1
Step 1
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Preparation of Prawns: Cut along the outer edge of the shrimp's back, about 1/4-inch deep. Carefully remove and discard the vein.
Step 2
Step 2
2
Preparation of Ingredients: Mince the ginger and finely chop the green onion. Set aside.
Step 3
Step 3
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Coating the Prawns: In a mixing bowl, coat the shrimps evenly with cornstarch. This step ensures that the cornstarch absorbs some of the moisture, keeping the shrimp tender during the deep frying process.
Step 4
Step 4
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Deep Frying: In a deep frying pan, heat the cooking oil to 400°F/200°C. Once the oil is hot, quickly deep fry the shrimps for approximately 1 minute or until they turn golden brown.
Step 5
Step 5
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Draining the Prawns: Using a slotted spoon, remove the shrimps from the oil and drain them on a paper towel to remove any excess oil.
Step 6
Step 6
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Sautéing the Ingredients: In a separate cooking pan over medium heat, add a tablespoon of cooking oil. Add the minced ginger and chopped green onion. Fry for about 15-20 seconds or until they release a fragrant aroma.
Step 7
Step 7
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Adding the Sauces: To the same pan, add the Shaoxing cooking wine, soy sauce, sugar, Maggi Seasoning, and sweet black rice vinegar. Stir the mixture well to combine all the flavors.
Step 8
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Final Touch: Add the deep-fried shrimps to the pan. Drizzle with sesame oil and sprinkle with ground white pepper. Quickly stir to ensure the shrimps are well-coated with the sauce.
Step 9
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Transfer the sautéed deep-fried prawns to a serving dish and enjoy while hot!
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