Tasty Tuesday: Sweet and Spicy Prawn (KKanpung Saeu)


This prawn dish is hubby’s favourite, and while it is a bit time intensive, it’s absolutely worth it. Sweet, sour, and spicy prawns are always delicious! This particular recipe is a Korean twist on a popular Chinese dish. Do keep in mind that if fish isn’t your thing, you can swap the prawn out for bite-sized pieces of chicken. Spice levels can also be adjusted as required.

I personally like to eat this with jasmine rice. You can serve this dish with an assortment of other meat and fish dishes and vegetables, or just simply by itself. You can find the original recipe here

Sweet and Spicy Prawns (KKanpung Saeu)

Serves: 4
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes


INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 KG of dethawed raw (uncooked) prawns (~ 22 prawns)
  • 1 egg
  • Potato or corn starch
  • 4 cups of vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Aromatics:

  • 4-5 diced dried red peppers
  • 5 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 1-inch garlic, julienned
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 med red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4th red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green chilli pepper, thinly sliced

Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth or water
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil

METHOD:

  1. Prep all vegetables. 
  2. Add all sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Keep on the side until needed. 
  3. Thaw shrimp; de-vein and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle evenly with sea salt and black pepper. 
  4. Crack open egg and whip to mix yolk and white together. Dip one prawn into egg, coat completely in potato starch, and set aside. Continue this until all prawns are egg washed and coated evenly. 
  5. Heat up oil and fry the prawns a few batches at a time without overcrowding. Fry for up to one minute only. Immediately remove all prawns and fry them a second time until they turn golden brown. Set aside. 
  6. Take 3 tablespoons of the frying oil and place in a shallow pan. Fry the dried chillies for a few seconds to release aromatics. Do not burn. 
  7. Turn up heat to high and add onion, green onion, garlic, and ginger. After  frying for 10-20 seconds, add green chilli pepper, red bell pepper, and cook down for anothe 2 minutes.
  8. Add sauce to the pan. Cook down for another 2 minutes until it thickens up nicely. 
  9. Once thickened up, toss the prawns in the sauce and cover them completely
  10. Enjoy the sweet, sour, and spicy flavour of this prawn dish! Serve with rice. 

Let me know how you like it!  ^^

Xoxo. 

Published by LifeWithTisha

33 - wife, mum, & post-grad student. I love beauty products, cooking and eating, and blogging (duh).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Alisha Explores

Exploring the world, one blog post at a time

glamzillapro

Love, Life, & Everything In Between

GLAMZILLA

Beauty Blogger - Makeup Artist - Plus Size Pizza Queen

Infinity Thirty

A family & lifestyle blog written by a mama of two boys, living in & loving the beautiful city of Durban.

MyWordVom.com

welcome to my overwhelming stream of consciousness...

Mama Adventure

Today is a gift, that is why it is called the present - Oogway, Kung Fu Panda

nepaliaustralian

living in the west with values of the east

Amy Writes

Weekly ramblings of a language student abroad

The Confessions of a "Working" Mum

I am a Mum to a beautiful daughter & a handsome son. Wife to an amazing husband. And these are my confessions. xo

books n love

welcome to my ramblings

With All My Affection

A Montreal Lifestyle Blog

laurenelizabeth

yoga, beauty, fashion, music and life

Sunny Sleevez

Sun Protection & Green Info

MrsGrg Blog

Glimpse into my kitchen, cuisine and culture.

beautifybrooke

A makeup blog for the brave and the bold

Lesya Shepel Cooking

Кулінарний щоденник філологині

%d bloggers like this: