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Black Pepper Prawns

Black Pepper Prawns
Spicy Spicy Black Pepper Prawns … Yummy Yummy 黑胡椒虾

The method of cooking this black pepper dish is similar to cooking Singapore’s famous black pepper crabs, just that I can’t eat crabs at the moment (update: because I am on braces, one more year to go) so I substitute with prawns instead :P Plus I haven’t mastered the courage to kill crabs yet. It’s still tasty nevertheless because one can never go too wrong with black pepper, and the de-shelled prawns are easier to eat than crabs (just consoling myself, haha).

(Serves 2)

– 8 large prawns (or better known as ‘shrimps’ in other parts of the world)
– 2 stalks of spring onions
– 1 tbsp chopped garlic
– 1/2 tbsp black peppercorn (adjust to your liking)
– 1/2 tsp light soy sauce
– 1/4 tsp dark soy sauce
– 40ml water
– 1/2 tsp brown sugar
– small knob of butter

1. Remove the head and shell of the prawn, leaving only the shell tail intact. De-vein by cutting along the top middle part of the prawns and remove the black veins.
2. Cut the spring onions to 2-inch length, separate thick bottom white stalks from the top green portion.
3. Pound the black peppercorn using mortar and pestle till coarse (not powdery).
4. Melt butter in heated wok, add garlic, crushed peppercorns and thick spring onion stalks and stir fry till garlic is lightly browned.
5. Add water, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce and brown sugar.
6. Add prawns and the rest of the spring onions, stir fry till prawns are cooked. It only takes a few minutes.

Black Pepper Prawns
Yum Yum


I am submitting my recipe to the Original Recipe event hosted by Lore at Culinarty. Check out others’ recipes around the week of 15th.

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40 Responses to “Black Pepper Prawns”

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  1. Ning — May 21, 2009 @ 7:41 pm

    An easy and delicious recipe! I am going to try this :) Thanks for sharing!


  2. tigerfish — May 21, 2009 @ 8:51 pm

    Why can’t you eat crabs? Allergy? Or are you preg…….
    Hee heeee……linking with your Black Bean Soup too….that’s why.


    • wiffy replied: — May 21st, 2009 @ 10:52 pm

      Your imagination is really good but not accurate :lol: I can’t eat crabs coz I am on braces now, hehe … Sob sob, got to wait another year before I can enjoy crabs, chicken wings & curry … :cry:


  3. Peter — May 21, 2009 @ 9:10 pm

    No adjusting here…I was use lots of peppercorns for this dish…looks fab!


  4. lisaiscooking — May 21, 2009 @ 10:09 pm

    Your prawns look delicious! I love shrimp and black pepper.


  5. Pepy @ Indonesia-Eats — May 21, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

    I’ll come over with a bowl of warmed rice :)))


  6. HoppingHammy — May 21, 2009 @ 11:27 pm

    Top hotch photography as always!!! :XO:


  7. Jescel — May 22, 2009 @ 1:00 am

    now i’m drooling.. i’ve been thinking about shrimps and here I see this! now I know what to have for dinner tonight :o) (and by the way, I love that fan that’s on the background of your picture.. i got something similar)


  8. Bob — May 22, 2009 @ 1:04 am

    Looks lovely, great picture.


  9. Gera @ SweetsFoods — May 22, 2009 @ 8:28 am

    Enjoying this delightful spicy shrimp at my screen really gorgeous!!
    A perfect recipe for my dinner :D




  10. Reeni — May 22, 2009 @ 9:00 am

    These look sweet and spicy, such a lovely combo!


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