Happy Chinese (or Lunar) New Year! My favourite thing about Chinese New Year is that my hubby will whip up a bunch of delicious Chinese dishes. This year he surprised me with my favourite perfectly cooked, juicy, tender tiger prawns in delicious garlic ginger soy sauce. So, of course I had to photograph and share his masterpiece recipe with you.
When my hubby prepares these Chinese dishes, it literally looks, tastes, and smells like it came from a fancy Shanghainese restaurant, but no, it came from my fancy Shanghainese husband... and in just 15 minutes (including prep time). Mind blown. Uhh, hello new favourite weeknight meal of all time.
Are Tiger Prawns Healthy?
Not only are tiger prawns delicious, they also have an impressive nutritional profile. They are a low-fat source of high-quality protein which makes them a healthier choice for protein than red meat, and with a lot less calories. AND they are a good source of vitamins and minerals including vitamin B-12, B-6 and niacin, iron.
Ingredients in the Perfect Tiger Prawns
It all comes down to flavour when we are talking about Asian cuisine. And these tiger prawns do not fall short. They are immersed in incredible Asian flavours, which you will taste with every bite. Here is what you will need:
- tiger prawns
- olive oil
- Chinese cooking wine
- soy sauce
- black pepper (optional)
How to Make Tiger Prawns in Garlic Ginger Soy Sauce
It takes about 10 minutes to cook these tiger prawns, so of course, the steps will be pretty straightforward.
- Sauté ginger and garlic.
- Add tiger prawns.
- Stir in cooking wine.
- Stir in soy sauce.
- Stir in sugar and black pepper (optional) with some water.