Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stir-Fry Prawns with Ginger, Green Onions and Chinese Wine

Prawns is one of our favourites in my house. We love prawns, any way they are cooked, there would usually be no leftovers, just like this dish that I've cooked for dinner a couple of weeks ago. This is a simple, quick dish, and really delicious eaten with white rice.

Stir-Fry Prawns with Ginger, Green Onions and Wine is one of my family's favourites. The kids would finish most of the prawns, leaving the ginger and green onions behind, I don't mind, I love ginger and green onions, so I would finish it all up, including the pieces of garlic! I like using ginger and green onions in most of my stir-fry dishes. Firstly, they give a really aromatic and delicious tastes to dishes, secondly, I love to eat the pieces of ginger and green onions which has absorbed the taste of the seasoning, and thirdly, I've harvested a big bunch of fresh green onions from my potted garden. :o)

Try out this simple dish, your family would love it, especially the kids! You may use less ginger if you prefer. 

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Stir-Fry Prawns with Ginger, Green Onions and Chinese Wine
Marinade together :
500gm prawns (remove head and shell, leaving the tail intact, slit along back and devein)
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tsps corn flour
pinch of salt
pinch of white pepper powder
pinch of sugar

For the sauce :
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tsp chicken stock powder
1/3 cup water
1 tsp corn flour
white pepper powder, to taste
salt, to taste
4 tablespoons Chinese rice wine (Shao Hsing wine)

cooking oil
2-1/2" knob of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
5-6 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
1 big bunch of green onions, cut to 1" sections, separate the white and the green parts

  1. Marinate prawns with sesame oil, corn flour, pinch of salt, white pepper powder and sugar. Keep aside for 15 minutes.
  2. For the sauce : Mix well in a bowl, the oyster sauce, chicken stock powder, water, corn flour, white pepper powder, salt and rice wine. Keep aside.
  3. Heat about 2-3 tablespoons cooking oil in a wok or saucepan. Add in the prawns and stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes until prawns turn pink and are cooked through. Scoop out to a plate and keep aside.
  4. In same wok, add some cooking oil if necessary, fry sliced ginger until beginning to  brown and aromatic, add in the sliced garlic and stir until ginger and garlic are light brown. Add in the white part of the green onions, stirring until aromatic. Add in sauce mixture, stir well, and taste, adjust seasoning if necessary. Let the sauce comes to a boil, add in the prawns and the rest of the green onions.
  5. Give a quick stir to fully coat prawns and dish up to a serving plate. Serve hot. Enjoy!


  1. Joyce, your dish looks so appetising and perfect with a bowl of rice. I love the taste of ginger in dishes but I don't think I'll ever eat it like that (unless it's with xiao long baos!)

  2. Simply love to have this super flavourful stir fry with a bowl of rice.

  3. Joyce,m more then agree with you. My kids would love this stir fry prawns with ginger green onion of yours. I believe they will eat up all the prawns too and i will eat the ginger and green onion..hehe
    Thank for sharing this simple and wonderful dish.

  4. your prawn dish certainly looks tempting and the prawns looks so fresh and succulent!

  5. Simple and healthy. I'm into that combo these days!

  6. So fresh and flavourful! Great with either noodles or rice.

  7. Joyce, this is also my favourite dish, when I was young, we were very poor & prawns were only served during big festival like CNY!

  8. Joyce, that is simply delish! Yeah, I love the ginger and green onions too. At the restaurant, sometimes I feel like putting rice into the dish to soak up all the yummy goodness. Guess I could do that at home when I cook this :)

  9. Simple and appetising. Will certainly try this dish and thanks for sharing.

  10. Hi Joyce, this is the type of simple home cooked dishes I enjoy very much. Your prawns look so delicious in this recipe.

  11. oh yes, never waste the green onions and ginger, i wallop everything!! they are so tasty!!also the garlic too..dun bother bad breath or not after that! eat first!hahaha!

  12. The flavor combination of this dish sounds really really delicious ! I cook prawns the same way as yours ! :D The more ginger the better ! lol

  13. it looks delicious. love the texture and flavor of adding green onions to dishes with seafood

  14. I love dishes like this! I have some lovely prawns in my freezer and this looks like a wonderful way to use them.