Saturday, March 5, 2022


Sweet & Spicy Prawn Recipe @

This Sweet & Spicy Prawn  is absolutely delicious  and  popular when you are eating out. It consists of  perfect balance of  juicy prawn coated with sweet and spicy sauce.

There are tons of recipe to cook this dish and choice of veggies you could add.  Normally bell peppers are used but  replace them with carrot and pumpkin  because these are  what I have at the moment.

Some do not add chili paste but this is optional and could be adjusted according to your preference.   When adding chili paste along with  onion, ginger, garlic and bird's eye  to the heated oil, make sure you stir fry until oil floats on top.  This takes about 10 minutes.  

Adding lemon grass is optional. Also sugar is not added as tomato and chili sauce are sufficient to sweeten this prawn.  Water could be added if you need more gravy so adjust accordingly.

Sweet & Spicy Prawn goes well with rice, flat bread,  fried rice or noodle.

Sweet & Spicy Prawn Recipe @

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Serves   :  2-3

300 g prawn peeled and deveined 
5 bird's eye chili  lightly pounded
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp ginger paste
1 big onion sliced
1 carrot sliced
1/2  cup pumpkin cubed 
1 stalk lemongrass crushed
2 tablespoon chili paste
2 tablespoon chili sauce
2 tablespoon tomato sauce
1/2  cup water
salt to taste
3 tablespoon oil
Spring onion for garnish


Heat the oil,  stir fry  onion, ginger, chili paste, bird's eye chili and  garlic until fragrant, about 10 minutes.

Add in carrot and pumpkin, fry for 1 minute.

Mix in all sauces,  lemongrass  and water. Allow to boil.

Add in prawn and salt, stir until prawns are just cooked about 5  minutes. 

Add more water is it is too thick.  

Remove from heat.   Transfer into a platter, garnish with spring onion.


Dee | said...

YUM, looks good! Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 73. Pinned.

Pauline - Beautiful Voyager said...

Love this recipe, already hungry just looking at the pictures.

Veronica Lee said...

Looks good! Yummm!

Happy Monday!

The Lazy Gastronome said...

What a beautiful plate of food. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope your week is going fantastic!

My Hubbard Home said...

This looks amazing and your photos are beautiful!
Thanks for sharing at the FWF link party

Rajani Rehana said...

Beautiful blog

Miz Helen said...

Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us, we featured it on Full Plate Thursday, 606. Hope you will come back to see us real soon!
Miz Helen

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

The flavors in this dish sound wonderful and it looks so pretty.

Recep Hilmi TUFAN | said...

I don't like prawn however thanks for this post...

handmade by amalia said...

Looks delicious!

Rajani Rehana said...

Beautiful blog

The Lazy Gastronome said...

Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope your week is awesome - Happy New Adventures!

Estelle Forrest said...

This sounds so fantastic and loaded with flavors. Thanks for sharing on SSPS, I hope to see you again next week.

Slabs said...

Great and awesome looking meal you have here
Thanks so much for participating and sharing at SSPS 292. See you again next week!

April J Harris said...

What a beautiful, colourful dish, Nora! It is great that the ingredients are flexible and I like the addition of the lemongrass too. Thank you for sharing!