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Prawns in Schezwan Sauce Recipe

Prawns in Schezwan Sauce is a popular Chinese Starter
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On :
Monday, 12 September, 2016
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Starter Recipe
Cuisine :
Chinese Recipe
Technique :
Braise Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 2
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Prawns in Schezwan sauce is one of the best Chinese recipes of prawns. The Schezwan sauce is known for its distinct flavour and can uplift the flavours of any recipe. It combines well with prawns to make this starter non-vegetarian delight.

You can very well know how to make it at home by following our recipe guide and step by step instructions. The seafood recipe is made by braising prawns in the Schezwan sauce until cooked.

The recipe is wonderful way to bring out tropical memories into your home along with goodness of prawns.


  • 10 - large prawns, shelled, deveined with tails intact.
  • oil for deep frying.
  • For the marinade:
  • 1 - egg, beaten.
  • 1.5 tsp - aji-no-moto.
  • 1.5 tsp - white pepper powder.
  • 1.5 tsp - sugar.
  • 1 tbsp - sesame seeds.
  • 1.5 cup - Corn flour.
  • Salt to taste.
  • For the Schezwan Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp - chopped garlic.
  • 1.5 cup - spring onions.
  • 1 - medium red onion, chopped.
  • 2 cups - stock.
  • Mix in a bowl:
  • 2 tbsp - Tomato paste.
  • 1 tbsp - chilli paste.
  • 1.5 tbsp - soya sauce.
  • 1 tsp - sugar.
  • 1 tsp - white pepper powder.
  • 1 tbsp - vinegar.
  • How to Make Prawns in Schezwan Sauce:

    1. To make prawns:
    2. Combine the ingredients of the marinade in a bowl.
    3. Marinate the prawns in it for 30 minutes.
    4. Add spring onions, saute for 15 seconds.
    5. Heat oil for frying in a wok and deep fry the prawns till golden brown.
    6. To make schezwan sauce:
    7. Heat a wok with 2 tbsp. of oil and saute garlic and red onions on high heat for 30 seconds.
    8. Add spring onions, saute for 15 seconds.
    9. Add stock and let simmer for a minute.
    10. Add the ingredients mixed in the bowl. Saute for 30 seconds.
    11. Add the prawns and after a minute.
    12. Add corn flour mixed in water a little at a time, till the desired consistency is reached.
    13. Let it simmer for another minute. Check seasoning and add salt.
    14. Mix in the chilli, oil and chopped coriander leaves.


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