Sweet Chilli Prawn Recipe | Chinese stir-fry | by Delicious Sweet aroma

Sweet Chilli Prawns

I know there are many ingredients that include in Sweet Chilli Prawn recipe, but not all are required. You can still prepare this recipe with few sauces like the soya sauce and tomato sauce. They are always in my pantry for delicious stir-fry dishes as these.

This dish is mildly spicy, and in order to find these ingredients, the first place I recommend is your local international food market. The key ingredient for the spice in my recipe is the red-chili paste. It can turn up the heat and can be used for any seafood recipes like fish, prawns, squids etc.



Preparation time: 15 minutes (excluding cleaning prawns)

Cooking time: 25 minutes



Large prawns – 250 g , tips & legs removed

Ginger – 1 inch, finely chopped

Garlic – 2 big. finely chopped

Onions – 1 medium, chopped

Red pepper/Bell pepper – 1, cut into 1 inch

Spring onion (whites & greens) –  1/4 cup, set aside for garnish as well

Pepper powder – 1 tsp

Red chili paste / Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp

Vinegar – 1 tsp

Salt – 1/2 tsp

Tomato sauce – 1 tbsp

Sweet chili sauce – 1 tbsp

Light soya sauce – 2 tbsp

Cornflour mixed in 1/4 cup of water


For Marinade:

Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tsp

Kashmiri red chili powder – 1 tsp

Salt – 1/2 tsp

Egg – 1

Light soya sauce – 1 tbsp

Cornflour – 3 tbsp



1. Season the prawns with the ingredients under marinade: ginger-garlic paste, red chili powder, salt, egg, soya sauce and cornflour. Mix and set aside for 15 – 30 mins.

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In the meantime, prepare the rest of the ingredients.

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2. Toss the prawns in a heated pan of olive oil. Stir-fry for 4-5 mins on high until they are lightly brown. Remove from and set aside in a plate.

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3. In the same pan with 1 tsp of oil. Put ginger and garlic and stir-fry for 1 min on high. Add the onions and fry till it turns translucent. Add red peppers, spring onions, pepper powder. Mix together.

Now, add all the sauces and pastes except for cornflour. Mix together and fry for 2 minutes.

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4. Add prawns and cornflour liquid. Reduce heat to medium and stir again gently to coat. Cover and cook for 2-4 minutes keeping an eye.

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Cornflour liquid for better texture | Sweet chilli Prawn

Garnish with spring onions.

Sweet Chilli Prawn Recipe | Stir-fry | by Delicious Sweet aroma



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Coconut Shrimp Fry

Flower Crab Curry

Spicy Clam Recipe



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