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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.

40 comments on “Ketchup Prawns”

  1. I like this dish too! Yours looks better than restaurant :D

  2. Ketchup gets sneaked into cooking alot, eh? I think a splash of Worcestershire would go nice here.

  3. Yummy, I love ketchup prawns that my mum used to cook. Add some onions, perfect! Lovely orange hue. :-)

  4. Yum, I love prawns! Any and every which way :)

  5. I’ve got to try this. The Kids love ketchup! :wink:

  6. This is an authentic home-cooked food :D

  7. they look succulent and tasty! yum!

  8. Oh, yum! I love the idea!

  9. We love prawns too but don’t eat it too much nowadays. We feel bad about the environmental damage the shrimp fishing and farming does.

    Of course, every now and then, we do a dish that must use prawns. So we feel bad eating it, but not sooo bad…

  10. hehe. I wouldnt be able to resist adding chili padi in there. But that looks great!!

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