Philippe Chow’s Nine Seasons Spicy Prawns

Philippe Chow’s Nine Seasons Spicy Prawns
Staff Writer
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Philippe Chow may have put satay on the map, but that doesn’t mean the famous Chinese chef doesn’t know his way around a pepper. One of the most famous dishes at his eponymous restaurant, Philippe (with locations in New York and L.A.), is the Nine Seasons Spicy Prawns.

2
Servings
196
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the prawns:

  • 9 large prawns
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 egg

For the sauce:

  • Vegetable oil, for sauteing
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Thai dried chile peppers, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Scallions, minced
  • Cooked white rice, for serving

Directions

For the prawns:

Peel and devein the prawns, then place in a bowl with the cornstarch, oil, salt, pepper, and egg. Mix together and then let sit in a cool place to marinate for about 30 minutes.

Deep-fry the shrimp in hot oil until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Drain the oil from the prawns.

For the sauce:

In a hot wok, add just enough oil to coat the wok. Add garlic and chiles, then cook until soft, about 10 seconds (may take slightly longer depending on how hot your wok is). Add the vinegar, sugar, and salt to the hot wok and cook until the sauce thickens. Add the prawns to the wok, toss to coat, and then serve on a platter for sharing. You can garnish with freshly minced scallions and serve with rice.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Carbohydrate, by difference
22g
17%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
3mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
9mg
1%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
329mg
22%
Water
3g
0%

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