Prawnto

Utterly Butterly Delicious!

Another Chinese recipe that we all love is Sweet & Sour Prawns. Every Chinese restaurant in Bangalore has its own version and we enjoyed it whenever we dined out. So I was pleasantly surprised to find this familiar Chinese dish in Malaysia. Over the years I experimented with various recipes and came up with my own version of it. Quick and easy and absolutely a must for every milestone in this family.

The Recipe

Sauce
3 tbsp. tomato sauce; 2 tbsp. chilli sauce; 2 tbsp. white rice vinegar ( can use less); 1 tbsp. light soya sauce or ½ tsp. soy sauce; 2 tbsp. brown sugar (can use more to taste); 1 tsp. salt; 100 ml water; cornflour for thickening.Mix together and keep ready.
16 jumbo prawns,deveined and washed. Drain. Coat with cornflour pepper and salt and deep fry till colour changes. Keep aside.
1 tbsp. chopped garlic; 1 tsp. green chillies, minced; 1 tsp. chopped ginger; 1 tbsp. chopped spring onions.
Fry garlic, chillies, ginger and spring onions till fragrant in a little oil. Add the sauce ingredients. Bring to boil. Add prawns and thicken with 1 tbsp cornflour mixed with 1/2 cup water if required. Garnish with thinly sliced cucumber and tomato wedges, corriander leaves or spring onions. I cannot make up my mind which is better. You decide.
PS: Goes well with fried rice.

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