Kam Heong (Golden Fragrance) Prawns
by wiffy on February 4, 2013
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Cooking this festive season? Check out: Chinese Lunar New Year Recipes
With Chinese New Year around the corner, cook this auspicious and delicious stir-fried Kam Heong Prawns to celebrate the festive season. Kam Heong (金香) is Cantonese dialect and literally translate as “golden fragrance”. The spice blend includes dried shrimps, curry powder, shallots and garlic. This sauce is popularly used to stir fry clams, crabs and in this case, prawns. The word for prawn sounds like “ha” in Cantonese and some other Chinese dialects, symbolizing laughter (笑 “哈哈”) and happiness in the new year.
Kam Heong Prawns Recipe (Step-by-Step Photos)
Get the printable recipe for Kam Heong Prawns on page two.
- 8 large prawns with shells-on
- 1 tbsp dried shrimps (虾米), rinsed
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- 3 shallots finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 2 ginger slices minced
- 2 chilli padi (bird’s eye chili) sliced thinly; to taste
- 1/2 tbsp taucheo (soy bean paste/豆酱) slightly pounded
- 2 sprigs curry leaves
2: To de-vein the prawns, make a small incision on the back, use a toothpick to pry out the black vein and pull it out with your fingers. Repeat the same for the underside of the prawns. Tip: For easy cleaning and quick drying, opt for the detachable kitchen scissors.
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