Steamed Garlic Prawns Chinese-Style Recipe -
Steamed Garlic Prawns Chinese-Style Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Steamed Garlic Prawns Chinese-Style

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"Healthy, easy and oh-so yummy! A favorite in Chinese restaurants."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. Wash prawns thoroughly and leave on shells and heads. In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, garlic, and brandy. Arrange the prawns on a dish, and cover with the soy sauce mixture.
  2. Fill a pot or wok about 1/2 full with water. Place a steamer basket over the water, and bring water to a boil. Place the dish with the shrimp onto the steamer basket. Cover wok, and steam prawns for 10 minutes, until opaque. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 27, 2006

I am a chinese, so i know that this really taste like how we Chinese will cook steamed prawns. Use XO for great taste. take care not to over cook it

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 02, 2009

Very little flavor. However, it was very easy to do, so in the future I can look for a more complicated marinade (aka I have buy more Chinese ingredients) without worrying about "how to cook the shrimp."


9 Ratings

May 07, 2008

Any way wat is brandy???

Nov 21, 2005

I don't know why these were rated so poorly. I used medium sized shrimp to serve over salads and found them wonderful. The flavor may not be super stong but it is a nice touch to the right dishes.

Jan 11, 2010

easy and delicious

Apr 04, 2013

These were a nice change of pace. The family definitely prefers grilled shrimp over steamed shrimp...I would use the marinade but grill them after letting them rest a while. Loved the addition of the brandy!

Aug 07, 2013

The recipe is kind of lacking, I would have added grated ginger (about 2 tbsp worth) as well as some black pepper to improve the taste. Also don't use low-grade brandy or you'll end up with bad tasting shrimps.

Aug 15, 2012

These were amazing! ...and so simple!


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  • Calories
  • 67 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 106 mg
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 0.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 12.1 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 574 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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