Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Prawns and Eggs - A Classic Hong Kong Dish

Hong Kong Home Cooking - Prawns and Eggs
A recipe
stolen copied from SC's mama...and I can never do this dish the way she did, I can't put my finger on it...the Chinese traditional wok? the fire? the oil? the air? I dunno, but hers is just always yummier. I guess it's probably that mama's magic touch eh?

Hong Kong Home Cooking - Prawns and Eggs
Recipe
- 2 cups of shrimps, shell removed, deveined, butterflied
- shrimp marinate: tiny bit corn starch, chicken stock powder, salt, pepper, chilli powder
- 4 eggs, beaten
- a sprig of spring onion, chopped
- fish sauce, pepper, olive oil

Marinate shrimps while preparing the rest of ingredients. Season beaten eggs with fish sauce and pepper, add chopped spring onions in too. Heat up oil in a wok, add shrimps, cook quickly until it just turns pink, pour egg mixture, let cook for a bit, scramble a bit, remove and serve. Do not overcook the shrimps and the eggs.

Good luck trying, I'll just go to her place to have this dish ;)

14 comments:

busygran said...

Looks good! Prawns and eggs dish is a family favourite. Like you mentioned, I, too cannot get the way it should be done! It's the 'wok hei'! I used a non-stick pan. Duh!

pearly said...

one of my fav dishes! :)

Joanne said...

She must have some secret ingredient that she's not telling you. Although don't most things taste better when they're cooked by someone else?

Lisa said...

Wow, gorgeous photos! I need to try this right away, although I, too, use a nonstick wok—I know—and my stove doesn't have powerful burners. But even an inferior version would surely be yummy.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Sure looks yummy! I got to try it with fish sauce. :)

Cooking Gallery said...

I love scrambled egg. With prawns and spring onions, it's even better!

Crystal said...

Moms always have that one thing that tastes better when they make it. I bet when you have lil SC, he will try to make something you make and it won't taste as good. ;)

Pei Lin said...

I love this! And SC's mama's version does look very yummy!!! And oh! So much prawns = yayness!

tigerfish said...

I did not know that is a classic HK dish :O ....it looks so yummy! I can only depend on myself to cook myself this dish. You are v lucky :)

Dylana Suarez said...

My mouth is watering!

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chaoskontrolowany said...

So yummy!! <3

Jackie said...

Oh God, THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVE CHINESE DISHES. EVER. Momma Lee makes this for me sometimes when we manage to get hold of yummy prawns (which isn't that often) so it's a total treat. LOVE IT.

Jax x

noobcook said...

I must try this dish, looks so good. Mama's magic touch? Then when you cook it for lil SC next time, it'll be just as nice hehe

sarah said...

It looks and sounds delicious. I never thought of cooking prawns (or any shellfish) with eggs. Are there other Chinese dishes like this?