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Sweet and Sour Prawns

Prawns in a Chinese preparation
Recipe By : Niru Gupta
Type: Chinese Serving: 4

Ingredients

  • 250 g prawns (weighed after cleaning) ]
  • 1 tsp salt and 1 tbsp lemon juice ] mix together and wash off
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • cup cornflour
  • tsp garlic paste
  • tsp ginger paste
  • Water
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • cup coarsely chopped onions
  • cup capsicum, chopped to match the onions
  • cup carrots, chopped to match the onions
  • For sauce, mix together:
  • 2 tbsp cornflour, blended with cup water
  • cup vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • cup orange or pineapple juice
  • 2  tsp soya sauce ( or less, if it is very dark)
  • 6 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp chopped celery or tsp celery salt
  • 1 cup water
 

Preparation

  • Mix together the prawns, egg, cornflour, garlic and ginger paste, and enough water so as to have the prawns coated in a thickish batter.
  • Heat the oil and keeping the heat high fry the prawns till brown. Drain on absorbent paper till required.

  • Heat the 2 tbsp oil, and stir-fry the garlic and onion in it over high heat, till the onions look glossy. Add the capsicum and carrot and turn around a few times. Add the sauce mixture, and simmer till the sauce thickens and becomes translucent.

  • Add the prawns, turn around a few times and serve.

 
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