Malaysian Chili Sesame Prawns

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Malaysian Chili Sesame Prawns
Christina Arokiasamy

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

Recipe courtesy of Chef Christina Arokiasamy

4
Servings
340
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
34%
Sugar
9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Cholesterol
184mg
61%
Protein
20g
40%
Carbs
16g
5%
Vitamin A
118µg
13%
Vitamin B12
1µg
23%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
31.6%
Vitamin C
93mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
6mg
28%
Vitamin K
23µg
29%
Calcium
97mg
10%
Fiber
2g
9%
Folate (food)
47µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
47µg
12%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
52mg
13%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
20%
Phosphorus
361mg
52%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
512mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
11.4%
Sodium
1290mg
54%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
7.5%
Zinc
2mg
11%