Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Shrimp Stir Fry

Shrimp Stir Fry
Shrimp Stir Fry
Shrimp stir fry is a common favorite dish on top of the list in Chinese Cuisines and Asian restaurants.  Its highlights are large deveined prawns with plenty of veggies and coated with that savory sauce with heat enough to make you want for more.  So juicy and flavorful, stir fried shrimps can make you want for more whenever it is serve in Asian restaurants.  However, we will share in this article a recipe that is close to Asian cooking in restaurants.  This juicy and spicy prawn recipe is traditional in our family and maybe you can make this a fanciful dish in your kitchen.  Let’s begin cooking then. 


  • two tablespoons of flavored oil, like sunflower or any vegetable oil
  • 20 pieces of large prawns, shelled and deveined, tails in tack
  • Two tablespoons of red curry paste
  • One large onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 400 grams asparagus, trimmed and cut into 4 cm lengths on the diagonal
  • One red capsicum, cored, deseeded and cut into thin strips
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • Two tablespoons lime juice
  • One tablespoon fish sauce
  • One teaspoon sugar
  • Coriander leaves to garnish
  • Steamed rice for serving
  • Heat a large wok or a skillet in your American stove over high heat.  Add one tablespoon of oil in the wok.  Then add the prawns and fry them for two minutes until they tu4rn pink and are just cooked enough.  Remove and set aside.
  • Return the wok and reheat in high heat.  Add coconut milk, the lime juice, the fish sauce and the sugar.  Stir to combine until they are smooth.  Return the prawns to the wok and cook them for another minute till they are heated through.  Lower the heat and let it simmer for one minute more. 
  • Remove to a serving platter and scatter the coriander leaves as a garnish.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice. 

  • 30 pieces of prawns, deveined and shelled
  • One tablespoon of fresh ginger garlic paste
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon of chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon of mustard seeds
  • Crushed seeds from 2 cardamom pods
  • ¼ cup Coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon pepper powder
  • Two tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • Salt to taste

  • Clean and rinse the prawns under cold running water, then drain and pat dry.  If you are using frozen prawns, you have to thaw first then rinse and drain water and pat dry too.  Leave the tails on.
  • Mix the ginger garlic paste with the chili powder, the turmeric powder and the crushed cardamom seeds and salt in a mixing bowl.  Marinate the prawns with this mixture for at least 15 minutes.
  • Heat a wok over high heat on your American stove.  Add oil.  Then once the oil is hot, add the prawns and stir fry for a few minutes at medium heat only. 
  • Then pour in the coconut milk and saute for 2 to 3 minutes until the prawns are cooked through.  Then you can season it with salt and pepper powder according to your taste. 
  • Garnish with the chopped cilantro. 
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.
  • Enjoy these shrimp stir fry recipes at home.  They are almost the same recipe served in Oriental Cuisines.
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