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Tiger Prawns cooked in Rice Wine and Wolfberries Recipe

Friday, July 04, 2008 | Labels: , , |

I absolutely love eating prawns and a few days ago, I decided put together my version of the famous Chinese Drunken Prawns dish. I however used frozen tiger prawns as I don't think I can stomach live prawns wriggling and literally getting drunk in wine and then boiled alive! Anyway, wolfberries add a nice flavour to the dish and these berries (dried usually) can be found at any Asian grocery store. My favourite part of this dish was actually the broth - adjust the amount of wine you use according to your preference.



1/2 pound tiger prawns (or you may use smaller prawns/ shrimp)
2 stalks green onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tbsp of dried wolfberries (rinsed)
2-4 tbsps Chinese Rice Wine (Shaoxing wine)
1 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tsps of sugar
A handful of cilantro for garnish (optional)


Firstly, butterfly the prawns to allow the flavours of the broth to seep in better. Now, heat up about 1 tbsp of cooking oil in a wok or pan. Once hot, saute the garlic, green onions and wolfberries until fragrant. Now, add the prawns and stir around quickly. Turn the heat down, and add the rice wine, soy sauce and sugar. Add about 4 tbsps of water into the mixture. Allow to simmer lightly until prawns are cooked. Taste the broth before serving and add more sugar or soy sauce if needed. Serve hot.

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