Steamed Garlic Prawns Chinese-Style

Steamed Garlic Prawns Chinese-Style


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


20 m servings 67 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 9 Ratings


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

Any way wat is brandy???

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 dis...

easy and delicious

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...

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...

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...

These were amazing! ...and so simple!