Chinese Steamed Prawns recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes

This healthy and flavourful dish combines the flavours of fresh king prawns with garlic, soy sauce and brandy. It's super simple but delivers big on flavour - perfect as a dinner party starter.


  • 20 king prawns, with shell, as fresh as possible
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp. brandy
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce


  1. Mince the garlic cloves. Combine in a bowl with the soy sauce and brandy. Add the prawns, toss to coat, cover and leave to marinate for 10 minutes.

  2. Place prawns into a steamer basket suspended over a pan of simmering water. Drizzle over any remaining marinade. Cover the steamer.

  3. Steam the prawns for 10 minutes or until opaque. Serve immediately.

These prawns are delicious when served with a dipping sauce - try one of the recipes we have on the site. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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