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Steamed Prawns with Glass Noodles and Garlic Sauce Recipe

Steamed Prawns with Glass Noodles and Garlic Sauce Recipe

Steamed Prawns with Glass Noodles and Garlic Sauce Recipe

Prawn dishes are often served at banquets and receptions in Taiwan because of the bright orangered colour of the prawns after cooking. In Taiwanese tradition, red is symbolic of good fortune and luck, and hence the brightly coloured prawns make a fitting dish for such happy occasions. For this dish, I added vermicelli while steaming the prawns, so it will absorb all the juices and flavours from the steamed prawns.

Ingredients :

  • 12 prawns, rinsed in cold water
  • 100 g (31/2 oz) glass noodles

Garlic Sauce

  • 40 g (11/3 oz) garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 30 g (1 oz) spring onion, finely chopped
  • 15 g (1/2 oz) red chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp thick soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp sugar

Method :

  1. Without peeling the prawns, make a slit down the back of the prawns. Remove the black vein. Rinse and set aside.
  2. Boil some water in a saucepan and blanch the glass noodles until soft but not cooked through. Remove and plunge into iced water to cool.
  3. Place the ingredients for the garlic sauce in a bowl and mix evenly.
  4. Place the glass noodles on a shallow steaming plate and arrange the prawns on top. Pour the garlic sauce over the prawns and steam for about 15 minutes until the prawns turn red and are cooked.
  5. Serve immediately.

Serves 4

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Source :
HOME-STYLE
TAIWANESE COOKING
Family Favourites – Classic Street Foods – Popular Snacks
by : Tsung-Yun Wan

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See also Taiwanese Recipe “Stir-Fried Oysters and Tofu with Black Bean Sauce Recipe”