Nonya Tamarind Prawns

Over the years I made many trips to Southeast Asia, where I enjoyed wonderful and simple foods. This dish takes little time and is surprisingly good. Buy the biggest, freshest prawns you can find, marinate them in seasoned tamarind juice and stir-fry. That's all there is to it.



  1. Wash and drain prawns with cold water. For each prawn, cut off the tip of the head with the feelers, leaving the rest of the head and shell intact.
  2. Cut along the back with a sharp knife to remove the dark intestinal tract and allow the marinate to penetrate. Put the prawns in a large bowl.
  3. Add the tamarind juice , soy sauce, salt and sugar, mixing well with your hands. Marinate for 25-30 minutes.
  4. Heat oil in wok. Drain the prawns thoroughly, then stir-fry over high heat until just cooked, about 3 minutes.

Serves: 4-6

Wine Pairing

Esser® Vineyards  Pinot Noir

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