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Ketchup Prawns

I simply love prawns (or better known as shrimps in some parts of the world). This dish – combining ketchup, tomatoes and prawns – is such an easy, fuss free and yummy way of cooking prawns. I love the gravy over steamed rice.

Ketchup Prawns Recipe

The sweet & slightly sauce is perfect with a bowl of steamed rice.


  •  10 large prawns shells & veins removed (leaving the tail end intact)
  • 1/2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup of ketchup, mixed with 25 ml of water
  • 1 chilli deseeded and cut to long strips
  • 1 small tomato cut to small chucks


  1. Heat oil in wok and stir fry garlic & chilli until the garlic just starts to change colour.
  2. Add prawns and stir fry briefly until they are almost cooked.
  3. Add the ketchup liquid and tomato wedges. Stir evenly and let the sauce simmer briefly.

Note: You can stir in a beaten egg to cook at step 3 if you like.

42 comments on “Ketchup Prawns”

  1. Pingback: Tomato Ketchup Prawns | Mono + Co

  2. Hi, tried your recipe and took the liberty to tweak a bit on my own by adding oyster sauce. Noticed that the chopped tomatoes in your ingredient list was not mentioned in the cooking directions. I added the chopped tomatoes after the prawns are cook. Is that your method too? Thanks for all your great recipes.

    • Hi! Saw your lovely prawns, they look yummy! I added the tomatoes to simmer a little, so that the flavours can be infused in the sauce. Amended recipe. Thanks for pointing it out.

  3. Have you ever tried adding cut fruits like pineapple or apple?It might be delicious too:)

  4. Hi,

    Can’t seem to view the recipe

  5. May I know how much is 1/4 cup of ketchup? Sorry this is my first time cooking.

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