This Sweet Soy Sauce Prawns recipe is great with some steamed rice. You can use any variety of prawns for the recipe; but, just make sure the shells and heads are intact. The shells will provide a nice fragrant to the sauce which will make the whole dish tastier. So, prepare plenty of napkins as you will be using your hands to enjoy these prawns! :-)
Fried Prawns With Sweet Soy Sauce
10 (750 g) Large River Prawns, shell on
½ tsp Ground Turmeric
6 to 8 Cloves Garlic, whole and peeled
4 Tbsp Peanut Oil
3 to 4 Tbsp Indonesian Kecap Manis/Sweet Soy Sauce
Sea Salt to taste
Marinate the prawns with turmeric for about 25 minutes.
Heat the oil in a large wok or skillet over a low heat. Cook the garlic until fragrant and translucent. Remove the garlic and set aside.
With the same wok or skillet, turn the heat on high. Fry the prawns in few batches until cooked. Remove the prawns and set aside.
Switch off the heat. Mix in the sweet soy sauce, garlic and a pinch of sea salt or to taste. Return the wok or skillet to moderate heat and add in the prawns. Stir until all the prawns are coated with sweet soy sauce, about 1 minute. Transfer the prawns to a serving plate and serve immediately.