Sweet and Sour Prawns Recipe

Sweet and Sour Pranws Recipes

Ingredients :

500 g

3 cups

1 teaspoon


3 tablespoons







For the sauce:

1/4 cup

3/4 cup

3 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

medium sized prawns

cold water

fresh ginger, grated

egg whites

corn flour

stalks spring onion

small green cucumber, sliced

small onion, chopped

large tomato, sliced


oil for deep frying


white vinegar

orange juice



cold water

pinch red coloring

Method :
  1. Shell and deveined the prawns, leaving only the last segment of the shell and tail intact.

  2. Wash and soak them in cold water with half teaspoon salt for 20 minutes.

  3. Drain and then blot them on kitchen paper.

  4. Place them in a dry bowl and sprinkle with another half teaspoonful of salt.

  5. Sprinkle the ginger over and mix well.

  6. Add the egg whites and corn flour and stir thoroughly ensuring that the prawns are thoroughly coated with mixture.

  7. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or longer, overnight would be ideal.

To prepare the Sauce :

  1. Combine the white vinegar, orange juice, salt and coloring.

  2. Bring to the boil, remove from heat and stir in the arrowroot mixed with cold water.

  3. Return to heat and stir continuously until the sauce boils and thickens.

To fry the prawns :

  1. Heat enough oil for deep frying.

  2. When the oil is hot, put in half of the prawns and fry for just under a minute, be careful not to overcook them or they will lose their succulence and become leathery.

  3. Lift out with a wire spoon and drain on grease proof paper.

  4. Heat the oil and fry the remaining prawns.

  5. After draining, place the prawns in a serving dish and pour the sauce over.

  6. Garnish with spring onion, cucumber, onions, and tomato.

Serves 4 - 6

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