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Fried Prawns (Shrimps)


Prawns, photo by Arnold Gamboa

Fried Prawns (Shrimps)

Prawns and shrimps are my favourite seafood.  The simpler they are cook the better.

Below is that kind of recipe, easy to follow and can be done in the least possible time.



  • 12 large prawns
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt, according to taste
  • vegetable oil

Method of Preparation:

  • Wash the prawns in warm salty water.
  • Put them whole in a large lidded pan with the water and a little bit of salt.
  • Cover the pan and cook until the water has evaporated.
  • Add a couple of tablespoon of cooking oil into the pan. Stir fry the shrimps until covered with the hot oil.
  • Serve hot with some sliced tomatoes and shallots.
  • Enjoy


Sizzling Gambas

Sizzling Gambas @ Chicken Ati-atihan Ozamis Photo by Carol Elep

Sizzling Gambas @ Chicken Ati-atihan Ozamis
Photo by Carol Elep

Sizzling Gambas


  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup juice from freshly squeezed lemon
  • 1/2 cup green chili, sliced diagonally
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 1 medium-sized onion, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons japanese rice wine
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Marinade the shrimps in the lemon juice for  at least half an hour.
  2. Heat the wok or frying pan and then add the oil.
  3. Add the garlic and let it sizzle until it turns golden.
  4. Add the onions and then the red bell pepper; cook until it softens.
  5. Add the shrimps and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the rice wine, salt, and pepper then cook for another minute.
  7. Add the tomato sauce and stir.
  8. Cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Add the hot sauce and simmer for 30 seconds.
  10. Turn off the heat and set-aside.
  11. Heat a sizzling plate and transfer the shrimp along with the other ingredients.
  12. Top with sliced green chilies and serve.

Enjoy with a nice serving of egg fried rice.

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