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Ketchup Prawns

Ketchup Prawns

I simply love prawns (or better known as shrimps in some parts of the world). This dish – combining ketchup, tomatoes and prawns – is such an easy, fuss free and yummy way of cooking prawns. I love the gravy over my steamed rice too.

(Serves 2)
Credits: Adapted from philliptan’s ketchup prawns

– 10 large prawns, shells & veins removed (leaving the tail end intact)
— 1/2 tbsp cooking oil
– 1/2 tbsp chopped garlic
– 1/4 cup of ketchup, mixed with 25 ml of water
– 1 chilli, deseeded and cut to long strips (retain some chilli seeds if you want spicier)
– 1 small tomato, cut to small chucks


1. Heat oil in wok and stir fry garlic & chilli until the garlic just starts to change colour.
2. Add prawns and stir fry briefly until they are almost cooked.
3. Add the ketchup liquid and tomato wedges. Stir evenly and let the sauce simmer briefly. Serve with steamed rice.

Note: You can stir in a beaten egg to cook at step 3 if you like.

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38 Responses to “Ketchup Prawns”

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  1. tigerfish — July 28, 2008 @ 9:17 pm

    I like this dish too! Yours looks better than restaurant :D


  2. Peter — July 28, 2008 @ 10:19 pm

    Ketchup gets sneaked into cooking alot, eh? I think a splash of Worcestershire would go nice here.


  3. didally — July 28, 2008 @ 11:05 pm

    Yummy, I love ketchup prawns that my mum used to cook. Add some onions, perfect! Lovely orange hue. :-)


  4. Dee — July 29, 2008 @ 11:24 am

    Yum, I love prawns! Any and every which way :)


  5. Ning — July 29, 2008 @ 3:49 pm

    I’ve got to try this. The Kids love ketchup! :wink:


  6. pablopabla — July 29, 2008 @ 4:17 pm

    This is an authentic home-cooked food :D


  7. rita — July 29, 2008 @ 4:21 pm

    they look succulent and tasty! yum!


  8. Sarah — July 30, 2008 @ 6:01 am

    Oh, yum! I love the idea!


  9. Nate — July 30, 2008 @ 6:10 am

    We love prawns too but don’t eat it too much nowadays. We feel bad about the environmental damage the shrimp fishing and farming does.

    Of course, every now and then, we do a dish that must use prawns. So we feel bad eating it, but not sooo bad…


  10. daphne — July 30, 2008 @ 12:16 pm

    hehe. I wouldnt be able to resist adding chili padi in there. But that looks great!!


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