Golden fragrant prawns and garlic greens

Preparation time
30 mins to 1 hour

Cooking time
10 to 30 mins

Serves
Serves 4


By Mandy Yin
From Saturday Kitchen

Ingredients

For the prawns

  • 500g/1lb 2oz raw king prawns, peeled (or leave the tails on if preferred)
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp dried shrimp
  • 100ml/3½fl oz oil
  • 2 fresh red chillies, finely sliced, to garnish

For the spice paste

  • 2 tbsp curry leaves
  • 2.5cm/1in piece fresh root ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 4 bird’s-eye chillies (if less heat preferred, use 1 large chilli instead), roughly chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 100g/3½oz onion, roughly chopped

For the sauce

  • 1 tbsp yellow bean sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark brown sugar, plus extra if needed
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • salt

For the garlic fried choi sum

  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 500g/1lb 2oz choi sum (alternatively use pak choi), cut into 5cm/2in pieces
  • ½ tsp salt
  • pinch ground white pepper
  • 4 tbsp shop-bought fried shallots
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