Steamed King Prawns

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By Neil Perry

Published 2008

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Quick and easy — the most important thing about this dish is to get good-quality prawns. You could use chopped lobster or crab for this if you really wanted to spoil your dinner guests.


  • 12 green king prawns (shrimp), peeled and deveined with tails left intact
  • 1 spring onion (scallion), chopped
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Put the prawns in a large shallow heatproof bowl. Mix the marinade ingredients together with 2 tablespoons water and pour over the prawns.

Put the bowl in a large bamboo steamer over a pot or a wok of rapidly boiling water, cover with the lid and steam for about 8 minutes, o