Cooking an array of dishes for a meal catering to a group of people can be very tedious. Hence, I like to prepare quick and simple dishes during such occasions. Due to the simplicity of the dish, you can certainly rely on it as a quick after work recipe too.
Using fresh prawns for this dish would be the best option but frozen prawns would also do the trick. All you need for this recipe is a whole load of garlic. To some, garlic may be extremely offensive but to garlic lovers like me, I am sure we all agree that besides having an amazing flavour, it also contains great health benefits and medicinal values. Apart from being highly nutritious, it is also very low in calories. Together with the taste and aroma of the sauces that are added to the dish, the burst of flavours when you savor it is exceptionally delightful.
If you do not like to have rice with the prawns, you may opt to steam some glass noodles together to create a fulfilling 'one pot meal'.
In this recipe, I fried some of the minced garlic to be mixed with those that are fresh. It is important to be careful when frying the minced garlic as burnt garlic would cause the dish to be bitter. The steaming process should not be too long either or the prawns would turned out tough. Otherwise, this dish is definitely an easy and excellent choice for a meal.
Steamed Prawns with Garlic is also known as:
Butterfly prawns and marinate them with salt, white pepper and Chinese rice wine for at least 15 minutes.
Fry half of the minced garlic until golden brown. Add them to the sesame oil, soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of Chinese rice wine and fresh garlic.
Place scallions on a plate. Arrange the prawns on top of the scallions. Scoop some garlic mixture onto the prawns. Pour the rest of the Chinese rice wine over the prawns. Steam prawns for about 6 minutes and serve immediately.