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Friday, 16 May 2008

Steamed Dong Guai Prawns

I usually steam my prawns with just garlic and ginger but here's another version with dong guai (angelica) just like what I did with chicken.

Steamed Dang Gui Prawns - before

Very simple, just rub some salt and pepper over the prawns. Place them inside aluminium foil on a heat proof plate. Next, lay about 4-5 slices of dong guai and some ginger strips over them and sprinkle some kei chi (boxthorn/lycium/Chinese wolfberry) all over. Pour in a few dashes of soy sauce and generous dashes of Shao Xing Hua Diao (a type of Chinese cooking wine). Wrap the foil up tightly and place in a steamer. Steam for about 7-8 mins (I only have 6 huge prawns). You can check by opening up the foil but be careful cos it's super hot. It's cooked if the prawns have all turned orangey and curled up, otherwise rewrap and return to the steamer for a few more mins.

Steamed Dang Gui Prawns

You can opt not to wrap the prawns up in a foil but I find wrapping them up have more flavours since the water vapour doesn't drop inside the prawns and dilute the taste.

Enjoy your long weekend!

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twosuperheroes said...

OooooOOoo.....nice.... erm, but just one thing babe, is the cooking wine replaceable with anything else?? :p

Babe_KL said...

twosuperheroes, you can omit the wine or you can sub wid brandy, DOM or sake/mirin

Nine3 Nine3 said...

People say hor if man eat a lot dong guai will become KEM KEM

Ms One Boobie said...

Awesome..!! i never thought of using prawns.. :)

Ashin Mettacara said...

I like that, I like that. That food would be delicious.
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FooDcrazEE said...

interesting idea. . . . .never try seafood with dong guai . . . .but love them with me chicken.

thanx for the idea

Hazza said...

Thats the beauty of fresh prawns ...taste great no matter how you cook them.

wmw said...

Me being a non seafood fan, would love that with chicken! :o)

ling239 said...

angelica is usually dry and hard right ? will they be soften after that ?

古墓街第7号當鋪 said...

Omgz. I thought only got steamed dong guai chicken? Now prawns pulak =S. Taste muz be wonderful i guess

Bernsy said...

babe - keep up posting these simple recipes, I think you can be our own Jamie Oliver, doing simple food, chinese style.

Another cook show great that comes to mind, with simple recipes and great food would be Dosanko Cooking....

Unknown said...

wah..this is really a yummy and healthy way to cook prawns. a must for me as i loooooove prawns :)

Babe_KL said...

really ka 9393? hehe

mamabok, try this ok, very yummy one

thanks ashin

ohh really mike? i had had dong guai with seafood before at restaurants

;-) hazza

kekeke wmw, note taken

ling, i'm not sure cos i didn't check them hehe

jeromefo, yes tasted good

hahaha bernsy. hey i like dosanko cooking too which reminded me i noted down one recipe but yet to try

yes yozora, you must try this way soon

Precious Pea said...

Ooo..lovely! But one question, by just steaming it for 7-8 minutes, does the tong kwai soften and release its flavour by then?

Babe_KL said...

yes pea the flavour is there but not sure if the dong guai is soften by then or not