Tamarind And Honey Prawns Recipe

  • 500g king prawns, peeled and deveined
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 fat green chilli, thinly sliced, to serve
  • fresh coriander, roughly chopped, to serve
  • 2.5 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • boiling water (optional)
  • 2 tsp ketjap manis or dark soy sauce
  • salt to taste
Tamarind And Honey Prawns Recipe

  1. Whisk all the marinade ingredients together. You may need to loosen it with a splash of boiling water. Alternatively gently warm in a small saucepan until well-combined. However, it must be cool before you use it as a marinade. Season to taste.
  2. Pour the marinade over the prawns. Set aside in the fridge for at least 1 hour (but preferably a bit longer) before using.
  3. Drain the prawns and set aside, reserving the marinade.
  4. Pour the marinade into a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for about 1 minute before taking off the heat.
  5. Heat 2 to 3 tablespoons of oil in a large frying pan or wok. When the oil is very hot, pour in the drained prawns (you may need to do this in several batches). Stir-fry until the prawns are cooked through, stirring constantly (about 3 minutes). Sprinkle over the green chilli and fresh coriander, with the cooked marinade on the side.

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