Easy Stir Fried Prawns

    20 minutes

    This is a very easy Thai prawn dish that uses an easy marinade/sauce containing garlic, white pepper, fish sauce and soy sauce before stir frying.

    7 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 8-10 garlic cloves, diced
    • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper, ground
    • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
    • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 2 tablespoon tapioca
    • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil or lard
    • 500g medium size shrimp, shell-on

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Mix the garlic, white pepper, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar and tapioca in a bowl. Toss the shrimp well in the mixture.
    2. Heat 2-3 tablespoons oil in a heavy frying pan or wok over high heat. Add a third or half of the shrimps and fry until golden brown and crispy, turning once. Repeat with the rest of the fat and shrimp.
    3. Serve immediately with lots of rice.

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    Made as written except that shelling and deveining shrimp is a must for us. The fish sauce smells strong and overpowering at first but stick with it because it tones down as the shrimp is fried. This was so good that I didn't even mess with fixing rice but ate it as is with some dipping sauce.  -  06 Feb 2016  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Khun Toi - thank you so much for this recipe! Goong Thord Kratiem Phrik Thai (or Pla Muek which is what I made it with) is one of my hubby's favourite Thai dishes and I have tried countless recipes but never found one that quite hit the spot - until this one. I made it last night and it was a total success - he couldn't stop raving about it. I threw a big handful of coriander on the finished dish which made it perfect. Will definitely use this one again. Khob khun mak kha!  -  05 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes Southeast Asia)


    I used Cod and it was delicious!! The coating sticks well and presents well if your entertaining!!  -  10 Dec 2017  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)