This is the dish I cooked at the fishing village of Sai Kung in the New Territories, where the obnoxious water-taxi driver caused so much vtrouble.
Slash along the back of each prawn, then wash and dry them. Mix together the flour, salt and pepper. Dredge the prawns in the seasoned flour and then deep-fry them in about
Heat a couple of tablespoons oil in a wok or frying pan. Cook the peppers and chilli together for 2-3 minutes. Add the rice wine or sherry and sweet and sour sauce. Season to taste with sugar and pepper and bring to the boil. Mix together the oil, cornflour and water and add to the sauce. Stir until thickened.
Toss the prawns back into the pan and heat through, stirring, for 12 minutes before serving.
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