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XO Sauce Prawns

XO Sauce

XO Sauce

XO Sauce Prawns

XO Sauce is a gourmet Cantonese seafood sauce made up of dried scallops & dried shrimps among other ingredients, and it can be eaten on its own as a condiment or used in stir-fries.

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 8 mins


  • 10 medium to large prawns, shells (except tail end) and veins removed
  • 1 bell pepper, de-seeded, cut to bite-sized pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil

(A) Sauce (combine well)


  1. Heat oil in wok. Stir fry garlic till fragrant.
  2. Add bell pepper wedges, stir fry for about 1-2 minutes till cooked.
  3. Add prawns and stir fry briefly until the prawns start to curl and turn opaque. Add (A) and stir fry until the prawns are fully cooked and well coated in the sauce.

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31 Responses to “XO Sauce Prawns”

  1. Sparkles — February 3, 2011 @ 1:36 pm

    yup, what brand of XO sauce do you use? I only see Lee Kum Kee brand in ntuc and cold storage…


    • wiffy replied: — February 3rd, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

      hey SS, happy CNY! :D Hope you are well. See my reply to JQ above regarding the XO sauce.


  2. sparkles — February 13, 2011 @ 11:56 pm

    thanks! that’s good, i am heading to hong kong this week and will look out for it! do you want me to get more for you if i do find it? can sms me :-)


  3. Ivy @ My Simple Food — February 19, 2011 @ 2:39 am

    I will try this. I bought some XO sauce and have not cooked with it yet. Thanks for recipe.


  4. Joseph — November 11, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

    I tried this today. When I was actually cooking it, iI thought there might bee too much XO Sauce, but the finished dish is really delicious. I added the white part of 2 spring onions because I love spring onions. Wonderful recipe.


  5. mandy — June 1, 2012 @ 6:19 am

    I agree with lisaiscooking, can’t wait to try!



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