Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pan Fried Shrimps With Sizzled Soy Sauce

Yesterday was a public holiday , WB and myself  decided to go to the nearest wet market that is the Kg Simee wet market and we had a wonderful time there.  Can you imagine me marketing there where the prices of food stuff are so much cheaper compared to the one I usually go ? Beside veggies and fruits we came home with a kilo of large shrimps...and we paid  only RM40 for them !!! WB said , we should not wait until  Chinese New Year to eat this large shrimps and pay a fortune for them.  They were fresh and large too...and I can't wait to cook some for dinner :)

Pan fry them or steam them with chinese rice wine would be the simplest form of cooking shrimps and the best way to taste the natural sweetness of the shrimps.  I pan fried them with sizzled soy sauce.  Chinese restaurants will named this dish ' Kon Chin Har ' and is a very popular dish in wedding dinners.  For me , I would like to add in lots of chopped garlic and chopped chilies.   

This dish is aromatic with the shrimps coated with corn flour being pan fried in grapeseed oil and you can inhale in the the seawater water smell and when the shrimps are cooked, add in the soy sauce and let it sizzle in the oil for few seconds...mmmmm the fragrant is beyond description :P  Add in the chopped garlic and chilli and stir fry till well coated on the shrimps. Dish up and garnish with coriander leaves.  Simple and yet a tantalizing dish to whet up one's appetite.   I cooked  6 pieces only...have to watch the cholesterol intake...for this is one artery clogging goodness we have to control :p  Actually it tasted so good that 6 pieces was not enough.  Not to worry , there are some more in the freezer.....LOL!

Pan Fried Shrimps With Sizzled Soy Sauce

Ingredients :

6 pieces of large sea shrimps - deveined, leave shell intact
1 tbsp of corn flour- coat the shrimps
3 tbsp of grapeseed oil

3 pips of garlic - chopped
3 bird's eyes chilli - chopped

2 tbsp of light soy sauce

coriander leaves for garnishing


Rub corn flour on the shrimps. Add 3 tbsp of grapeseed oil to a deep frying pan and when it is smoking hot , throw in the shrimps and pan fry it till cooked, add in 2 tbsp of light soy sauce and let it sizzled for a few seconds under high heat. Add in the chopped garlic and chilli and stir fry till well mixed. Dish up and garnish with coriander leaves.  Serve hot with steamed rice.

Have a great day !

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  1. Looks wonderful! Did you make me a plate? :-) Yum!

  2. I just had my lunch and these prawns just get me attention to tambah more rice. haha... Hope you're enjoying your day, busy momsie.

  3. I like this mouth-watering dish, especially the prawns. Hmm...

  4. Looks like what we call "kiam sor hay" here - salty crispy prawns. Nice!

  5. I come and join you and WB for dinner tonight!

  6. this is a must cook dish for cny but yeah, we dont have to wait till cny to enjoy these big, fresh prawns!

  7. I just love prawns and I don't care how you cook them :D

  8. Ditto Ann! LOL..........But yours is sooo simple and delicious..i will try ...when my cholesterol goes down a little bit..promise :)

  9. Oh, boy, I could eat these any time! They look and sound delicious!!!

  10. You're one great cook and I drool over all the photos you post! Kg Simee - I used to live in Ipoh Garden, when the suburb first started...too many years ago :) . I am an Ipoh MGS girl, and have now lived in Perth (W.Aust) for more than 20 years. You're definitely better than some of the 'chefs ' we have over here, haha!!

  11. Christine...haha yea ! Pls help yourself :)

    Kristy...thanks ! I am enjoying my weekend much :)

    Little Inbox...thanks for dropping by to drool :p

    Arthur...I am not sure leh :) I think so . I only know how to eat :))

    Claire...anytime :)

    Three Cookis...yea..easy as ABC and still taste good!

    Kathy...hahaha yea Ho Chiak! to eat now and forgo this during CNY :) but I say this everytime...come CNY still buy them to eat :)

    Anncoo...yea..anyhow will do :p too ! have to take care of that :(

    Lizzy..I wish I could take more of this :)

    Anon...thanks for the compliments :)


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