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Quick and easy, pan-fried garlic prawns with soy sauce, garlic, and green onions is a simple but flavourful Chinese stir-fry made in under 15 minutes. |

Pan-fried Garlic Prawns with Soy Sauce

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  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 10 prawns
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Pan-fried garlic prawns with soy sauce is so easy to prepare and make. It makes a delicious appetizer or can be served over rice.


  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 10 prawns, deveined
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon green onions, sliced


  1. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, cooking wine and brown sugar. Stir and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan. Add garlic and sauté over medium heat until it starts to brown.
  3. Add prawns and sauce (from step 1). Stir for 1 minute.
  4. Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side. When you are flipping the prawns halfway, add the water.
  5. Add green onions and serve.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Seafood
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Chinese