Steamed garlic prawns is a quick and simple dish. Due to the simplicity of the dish, you can certainly rely on it as a week night recipe. All you need for this recipe is a whole load of fresh garlic besides fresh prawns. 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.
Can prawns be steamed without the shell and head?
Yes, you may steam the prawns without the shells and heads. However, the shells and heads of the prawns provides natural flavours which will enhance the dish.
Adding glass noodles
This dish can be adapted by adding some glass noodles and steam along with the prawns. Simply soak some Chinese glass noodles with water and once they are softened, place them on a plate together with the prawns. That way, the glass noodle will soak up the sweet and savoury gravy of the steamed prawns.
Be careful when frying minced garlic
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. Hence, frying them at the lowest heat will be the best. 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.
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, you can savour the burst of exceptionally delightful flavours.