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Jun
29

Stir-fried Prawns with Oyster’s Sauce.

Chilliy Prawns with Oysters sauce

Stir-fried Prawns with Oysters sauce

All Seafood are rich in mineral salts. Prawns are a good protien source of food. However, some people are allergic to certain Seafood.

The best way to clean prawns is to wash them under the running tap first in a corlander and let them drip dry a little. With clean hands, individually shell them and devein prawns, leaving tails on or off as required by recipe presentation.

When a recipe says, “season prawns,” it means you can add some salt and pepper to it or perhaps some soy sauce as well, if desired.

For optimum taste for cooked prawns is to cook them as quickly as possible! Hence it is best to stir-fry them on very high heat for about three to four minutes only!

Prawns gets tougher, the longer you cook them!

In my recipe above, I used 1 clove chopped garlic,2 thinly sliced ginger, later chopped finely, 1 chopped red hot chilly, 1 tablespoon Olive oil, 2 tablespoon Oyster’s Sauce, 1/4 teaspoon Celtic salt, 12 medium-sized Green Prawns, cleaned and seasoned. 1 tablespoon Tapioca flour mixed with 3/4 cup water and lastly a few Basil leaves, thinly sliced.

I heated up my fry-pan on high and when pan was hot, I added in 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil. Next I dropped all the chopped garlic and chopped ginger and then all the prawns.

Stir for a minute or two and added in chopped chilly and half a cup of tapioca flour that had been mixed with some water. Stir to blend into prawns as quickly as possible.

Add some Celtic salt and pepper to taste.

Sprinkle in some sliced Basil leaves and dish out to serve with Steamed Rice or with other dishes!

The Cantonese people like to serve Prawns at all Festivals as it is very Auspicious sign.

In the Cantonese dilect, Prawns are pronounced as, “Har” meaning Prawns. Then the phrase sounds like, “He! He! Har! Har! (as in laughing in a laughter)” Tai Siew,” meaning big laugh!
So, Let’s eat Prawns and let us all Laugh together and be Merry!

“He!He! Ha! Ha! Tai siew!”

If you understand this Cantonese dilect, the sounding of the words really make some sence to the meaning!

I learnt this pharse from my late Mother-in law, as she was a Cantonese!

I now begin to wonder if any other dilects in the World have such similar phrases with regards to food that excites the Sences!

That could be one of the reasons, Cantonese Food is World Famous!

Thank you for visiting my food blog
With Thanks and please Revisit again.
Nancy

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