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Ginger Scallion Tiger Prawn Recipe

This recipe I am going to share with you today is a very common in Chinese dish preparation. The use of ginger and scallions makes the dish flavorful and very fragrant, riding of the fish smell from the seafood. Hope you enjoy it.



Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Serves: 4-6


  • 1 1/2 lb Large Tiger Prawns, peeled and deveined, leaving tails intact
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sherry or any red wine of your preference
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 egg (free-ranged), beaten
  • 2 cups 100% pure sunflower oil for deep-frying and stir-frying
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup scallion, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons sherry
  • 1 tablespoon tamari sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup organic un-salted chicken stock or water
  • 1 tablespoon (non-gmo) cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tablespoons water

Combine first group of ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.

Remove prawns from marinade.
Dredge in flour then dip into lightly beaten egg then again on flour and fry in hot oil for about 30-45 seconds on each side, until prawns is completely opaque and has changed in color. Drain in paper towel or cookie rack to remove excess oil.

In a skillet or wok, heat 2 tbsp oil and slowly fry ginger in low heat until fragrant. Add garlic and scallion, saute until garlic is slightly browned and scallions are wilted. Add the rest of the ingredients except for cornstrach slurry. When the sauce starts to bubble add slurry and simmer until sauce thickens. Toss in the fried prawns and serve immediately with steamed jasmine or any wild rice.

Prawns are rated “2” see link info. ~ http://www.fishonline.org/fish/prawn-tiger-371

Alternatives: (Based on method of production/location, fish type, and consumer rating: only fish rated “3 and below are included”.) 

Download the Good Fish Guide

Fish ~ be sure it’s sustainable! Look out for GM Salmon.

Sustainable Seafood ~
PDF download on fish to eat & fish to avoid ~ http://www.scribd.com/doc/94155024

 Also please visit websites for more information…

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