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XO Sauce Prawns

XO Sauce Prawns

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With Chinese New Year around the corner, many people are including prawns in their menu because the word sounds like “ha” in Cantonese and some other Chinese dialects, symbolizing laughter (笑 “哈哈”) and happiness. This is an easy and quick recipe for prawns stir-fried in XO Sauce.

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XO Sauce is a seafood sauce popular in Cantonese cuisine, and it is a sauce I recently started to use and really like. It’s slightly pricey because of the presence of dried scallops. To me, it is a god-sent sauce for stir frying, especially for a lazy cook like me. Foods coated in XO sauce just taste good. With the yummy sauce, you don’t need a lot of other marinades and condiments to season the food.

XO Sauce Prawns

31 comments on “XO Sauce Prawns”

  1. yup, what brand of XO sauce do you use? I only see Lee Kum Kee brand in ntuc and cold storage…

  2. thanks! that’s good, i am heading to hong kong this week and will look out for it! do you want me to get more for you if i do find it? can sms me :-)

  3. I will try this. I bought some XO sauce and have not cooked with it yet. Thanks for recipe.

  4. I tried this today. When I was actually cooking it, iI thought there might bee too much XO Sauce, but the finished dish is really delicious. I added the white part of 2 spring onions because I love spring onions. Wonderful recipe.

  5. I agree with lisaiscooking, can’t wait to try!

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