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Beer-steamed Prawns

This recipe is courtesy of my sis Amelia, and showcase easy cooking at its best with only four ingredients – prawns, ginger, beer and salt.  This is a family favourite recipe of hers, and it is so easy that she can describe the steps in just a few SMSes.

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Beer Steamed Prawns

With so few ingredients, the goodness of the prawns really shines through so buy the freshest prawns that your money can buy for this dish! For me, fresh prawns are found at the wet market. The dish is quick cooking too, as I steamed them for only about 4 minutes and they are ready to serve. For best results, prawns are steamed with shells on so the only “troublesome” aspect of this recipe will be to de-vein the prawns with their shells on. The results will be well worth your effort :)

Beer Steamed Prawns

Note: What we call ‘prawn’ over here in South East Asia is known as ‘shrimp’ in the US.

22 comments on “Beer-steamed Prawns”

  1. Easy and delicious! Wish I have fresh prawns here, not sure whether it works on frozen shrimps?

  2. Ooooh…boozy prawns. I can eat a big bowl! :D

  3. I am not sure if 8 large prawns are enough for me! “鲜”到我吃不够.

    Love the 4-ingredients recipe and how easy it is to make. But like LCOM, I wish we had such easy availability of fresh prawns over here.

  4. Oh wow this sounds sooo good! I love when seafood is super fresh and prepared very simply.

  5. Hi there! Just wanna knw where u get that Tiger Crystal.

  6. These giant prawns look so fresh! Love the idea of cooking them with beer.

  7. I tested this recipe yesterday night. I found the beer creates bitterness.

  8. Looks fresh and tasty!

  9. hi noobcook I’ve been following you for years! I was wondering what if the prawns are frozen?

  10. Hi Wiffy,

    Can I use Hennessy instead of beer?

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