Malaysian Chili Sesame Prawns

Malaysian Chili Sesame Prawns
Staff Writer
Christina Arokiasamy

These spicy prawns are easy to prepare and pack a punch of bold flavor.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Christina Arokiasamy

4
Servings
247
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup chili sauce, such as Lingham’s
  • ¼ cup tomato ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon sesame oil
  • 5 Tablespoons peanut or canola oil
  • 4 fresh garlic cloves, minced
  • 3-8 red chili, finely chopped
  • 1 Pound Tiger prawns, cleaned and shelled
  • ½ cup low sodium quality chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch or rice starch mixed with 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 Teaspoon sesame seeds

Directions

Make the sauce by combining chili sauce, tomato sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil and keep aside.

Place wok over medium heat for 30 seconds, pour hot oil around the perimeter of the wok. Add garlic and chilies and stir-fry until the garlic is golden in color. Add in the chili sauce mixture into the wok and mix well. Allow the sauce to simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. Put in tiger prawns into the wok, and stir-fry on high heat, pressing the prawns against the hot wok. Pour in the chicken broth, mix well and cook for 2 minutes over high heat. Add the cornstarch mixture and lightly beaten egg. Stir-fry for another 1 minute until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
30%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
16g
12%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
17µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
29mg
3%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
32mg
5%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
233mg
16%
Water
103g
4%

Chili Shopping Tip

Basic Latin ingredients include chiles, rice, adobo seasoning, and beans.

Chili Cooking Tip

Latin food often packs a lot of heat, so try to moderate the amount of chiles and spices you use for your dish.

Chili Wine Pairing

Malbec, syrah/shiraz, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, zinfandel, petite sirah, primitivo, or carménère for meat-based chili; Riesling, gewürztraminer, muscat, or torrontés for vegetarian or poultry-based chili.