Skip to main content

Har Lok/Cantonese-Style Fried Prawns



These Har Lok or Cantonese-Style Fried Prawns were once a popular entree served as part of a banquet meal in most Chinese restaurants across Malaysia. The prawns are deep-fried and then coat with a spicy, sweet and salty sauce. You can now enjoy this dish at most Chinese or seafood restaurant, or simply make it at home with this easy recipe.




Har Lok/Cantonese-Style Fried Prawns

Ingredients

12 (800 grams) Medium-Sized River Prawns, shell on
Peanut Oil, for-deep-frying

3 Cloves Garlic, peeled & chopped
2 to 3 Shallots, peeled & chopped
½ inch Ginger, peeled & chopped
2 Red/Green Chilies, seeded & chopped
2 tsp Salted Beans, chopped
2 to 3 Scallions, chopped (garnish)

Prepared Sauce
1 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Shaoxing Wine
2 tsp Sugar
1 Tbsp Ketchup
1 tsp Corn Starch
2 1/2 Tbsp Water

Method

Heat the oil over medium to high heat. Deep-fry all prawns until golden in color. Remove and drain well on a wire strainer or paper towel. Set aside.

Leave about 3 Tbsp of oil in the same pan or wok over moderate heat. Cook the garlic, ginger, shallot, and chili until the mixture is fragrant and sticky. Add salted soy beans and cook for another 20 to 30 seconds.

Add in the prawns and give it a quick toss. Mix in the prepared sauce and bring it to boil. Stir and toss until all the prawns are coated with the sauce. Garnish with chopped scallions and serve immediately.

Serves 4

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Hasselback Potatoes

These Hasselback potatoes looks beautiful, don't' they? Here, I also added several cloves of garlic to these Swedish version of baked potatoes to enhance the flavor. It turned out great, they were very delicious, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside..

Updated: November 26th 2013
This is an updated post with a new video guide on How To Slice Hasselback Potatoes


Hasselback Potatoes
(Printable Recipe)

Ingredients

6 Medium Size Potatoes
2 - 3 Cloves Garlic, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
30 g Butter
Maldon Sea Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Method

Preheat the oven to 220˚C (425˚F). Put the potato on a chopping board, flat side down. Start from one end of the potato, cut almost all the way through, at about 3 to 4 mm intervals.

Arrange the potatoes in a baking tray and insert the garlic in between the slits. Scatter some butter on top of each potato. Then drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Bake the potatoes for about 40 min…

Raw Energy Bars~Chocolate, Cashew, And Almond

I get energized everytime I make Raw Energy Bars at home. I have tried several recipes and flavors before; but, this Chocolate, Cashew, and Almond flavor is currently my favorite! It's made from scratch using raw ingredients, such as Medjool dates, cashew, almond, cocoa, and coconut. You will be amazed with the end result. Not only are these bars good for you, they also taste great! So, if you are into raw energy bars, then you may want to try this recipe. If possible, please send me your feedback as well. Have a great weekend.

Dumplings

I'm actually laughing at myself! What have I got into? Trying to make dumplings?? Well, I have seen my late grandmother make them a long time ago. I can remember the ingredients but not the measurements! So, it took me about two hours to come up with the perfect recipes, and I'm glad I did! It was an instant hit! They were all gone, all gobbled up!

Make the dough first, add about 480 to 500g of all-purpose flour with 300ml of water. Knead the dough and let it rest. You should be able to make 40 dumplings with the dough. Meanwhile, prepare the filling for the dumplings. Click here for the dumpling wrappers video.

UPDATED: November 26th 2013
This is an updated post with a new photo and video cooking guide.







Dumplings

Ingredients

200g Ground Pork
100g Prawns, finely chopped
200g Napa Cabbage, finely shredded
1 stalk Scallions, finely minced
80g Chives, finely chopped
20g Ginger, finely minced
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
1 1/2 Tbsp Shaoxing Wine or Sake
1/2 Tbsp Sug…