How to make it

  • Shell, de-vein and butterfly the prawns; give them a saltwater bath to freshen. Rinse and drain well. Let sit at room temperature for at least 20 minutes before stir-frying
  • 1) Heat the oil in a small skillet for 2-3 minutes. Add the sliced shallots and fry over low to medium heat, stirring occasionally until the pieces are evenly browned and crisped (may take 20-25 minutes). Drain from oil with a fine wire-mesh strainer. Return oil to skillet and fry the garlic over medium-high heat until golden brown. Drain likewise, reserving the oil for stir-frying.
  • 2) Heat a wok over high heat until its entire surface is smoking hot. Swirl in 2 Tbs. of the reserved oil to coat the wok surface. Wait a few seconds for it to heat. Then add the dried chili pieces and fry quickly until they are dark red. Remove from oil with the wire-mesh skimmer. Toss the chopped onion and chilies into the wok and sauté until softened and aromatic.
  • 3) Add tamarind juice, fish sauce, Sriracha hot chili sauce, Maggi sauce and palm sugar. Stir well to blend and heat to a sizzling boil.
  • 4) Add the prawns and with frequent stirring, cook over high heat until the sauce is thick and the prawns are cooked to your liking (2-4 minutes, depending on their size).
  • 5) Turn off heat and add the fried shallots, garlic and dried chilies Toss well. Transfer to a lettuce-lined serving platter. Garnish with slivered red chili, green onion and cilantro sprigs.
  • Serves 6 with other dishes and rice in a shared family-style meal
  • To fully enjoy this recipe I suggest you purchase the correct sauces I have enclosed a web site that I use to purchase some of the harder to find items

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  • binky67 9 years ago
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Oh yeah..these will go perfectly with my Vietnamese Meatballs..let's open an Asian Tapas place!!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Very interesting...and it sounds flavor-packed and delicious. High 5 and thanks! :) Vickie
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  • 22566 9 years ago
    A wonderful sounding recipe for a steroidal looking shrimp.

    Quite a masterpiece.


    Kind Regards
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    fantastic recipe thanks bunches
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    yep...I love it! Got my 5.
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