Tagalog Espesyal: Sweet and Sour Garlic Prawns

2 months ago

This Filipino recipe has the right balance of acidity and sweetness, perfect with a cup of steaming rice!


Sweet and Sour Garlic Prawns

Makes 4-5 servings

½ kilo Prawns or medium-size shrimps, peeled

1 head Garlic, chopped

¼ cup Cane vinegar

2 Tbsps Soy sauce

*Salt and pepper, to season

½ cup Cornstarch

1 cup Cooking oil

1 tsp chopped spring onions

1 tsp chopped cilantro


1 head Garlic, chopped

½ cup Cane vinegar

3 Tbsps Brown sugar

*Salt and pepper, to season

  1. Marinate prawns in a bowl with a mixture of garlic, cane vinegar, and soy sauce.  Season lightly with salt and pepper. 
  2. After five minutes, pour out the marinade and dredge prawns in cornstarch.
  3. Heat cooking oil in a wok or large sauté pan. Deep-fry prawns just until they curl up and turn orange. Remove prawns with tongs and set aside on a plate lined with paper towels. 
  4. In another small saucepot, combine garlic, vinegar, and brown sugar to make the sweet and sour sauce. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for a few minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Add cooked prawns and stir to let sauce coat the prawns evenly. Transfer to a serving platter then garnish with spring onions or chopped cilantro. Serve immediately. 
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