Steamed Garlic Prawns with Egg White

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Delicately Garlic Flavored Delicious Fresh Natural Sweetness Prawns

Ready : 25 mins Generic : Steam Difficulty : Easy
[ Prep : 15 mins † Cooking : 3-8 mins ] Printable Recipe


“Prawns” are a shrimp-like shellfish in the biological group of marine animals known as the Decapods. Despite some anatomical differences between true shrimp and prawns, these closely related creatures are nearly identical from a nutritional perspective, due to similar feeding habits and body composition. Prawns are an excellent source of high-quality Protein and several important Vitamins and Minerals that support your good health. Prawns are low in Calories and contain no Carbohydrates. Although the Cholesterol content of prawns is significant, these shellfish also contain heart-healthy, Omega-3 Fatty Acids. (Source :

Steamed Garlic Prawns with Egg White” is a simple but really delicious Prawns dish that does not take up a chunk of ur time. ‘Freshness‘ is the key to this dish and in all honesty, the key to all Seafood dishes! To the Chinese, Steaming is probably the ‘best’ way to enjoy most seafood in its natural sweetness flavor. Steaming is easy and is also a very healthy cooking technique. All U really need is a few simple raw Ingredients to heighten the Seafoods natural sweetness. Here’s The VianD’s take on Steamed Garlic Prawns with Egg White.



 Here is 1/2 kg of medium-size Prawns (20 pieces).

 With whiskers and the legs removed, devein and washed thoroughly.


Lots of finely minced Garlic. Some finely minced Ginger, julienned Ginger and sliced Scallion.

An Egg white. U can add more if U fancy but U really do not want the Prawns to stick to a plate of  Egg custard.

 Do Not whisk or beat them vigorously, just lightly mix them with a tiny bit of water and a pinch of Salt.


 A mixture of Light Soy, Oyster Sauce, Sugar and a dash of Sesame oil, Shaoxing Wine and White Pepper.


STEP 1 :

Start by sautéing the 1/2 of the minced Garlic, with a considerable amount of oil till aromatic/Golden brown on medium/low heat.

 Mix the rest of finely minced Garlic, Ginger and Scallion together. Add the above Garlic/oil, mix well with a pinch of Salt. Set aside.

 The Garlic sauteing part is really optional,  U can simply add the Garlic/Ginger mixture and steam together with the Prawns. But the crispy  Garlic will add texture to ur dish plus the aromatics of the Garlic infused oil.

STEP 2 :

 Boil a pot of water till bubbling hot.

Gently lay the Prawns on a slightly deepen Plate. Pour the Egg white over. Sprinkle Ginger strips all over the top. Steam the Prawns for abt 5-8 mins – depending on the size of the Prawns and heat. DO NOT oversteam, overcooked Prawns will be rubbery!

The Steamed Egg White will be drowned by the sweet essence juice of the Prawns produced from the steaming process. For presentation purpose, U can extract the juice out to review the Egg custard. But it would be a shame to waste the flavorful juice so The VanD left it intact.  Ur choice.. 😉. The sauce on plain white rice really does taste absolutely delightful..😋.

STEP 3 :

Drizzle the Garlic/Ginger/Scallion mixture all over the top. Pour the Seasoning/Sauce over, garnish and viola, ur plate of delicately Garlic flavored delicious fresh natural sweetness “Steamed Garlic Prawns with Egg White” is ready to be served hot – IMMEDIATELY !!!

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