Shaoxing-Marinated King Prawns

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By Neil Perry

Published 2008

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This involves stir-frying, boiling and steaming; all the elements are at work. You need to cook the prawns with the shell on so you can pick them up with your fingers and suck on them. This really simple dish works well for a shared table as it takes no time at all.


  • 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) green king prawns (shrimp)
  • 25


Mix together the dipping sauce ingredients and 1 tablespoon water.

Remove the legs from the prawns and then use a small sharp knife or a pair of scissors to make a shallow incision along the length of the belly of each prawn, but don’t peel or remove the heads. Marinate the