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Steamed Prawn Recipe

Steamed Prawn Recipe

Kusina ni Teds
Steamed Prawn Recipe is a bit tedious to prepare but so worth it to try. The prawn is stuffed with garlic paste and steamed until done.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Chinese, Filipino


  • Wooden Skewer


  • 500 grams Prawns
  • 3 Tablespoons Kimchi Seasoning
  • 2 head Garlic, skin removed
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Spring Onion
  • 4 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Rice Wine
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil


  • Thoroughly wash the prawns. Remove head and rinse again.
  • Cut the back of prawn using a pair of scissors starting from the head part going to the tail.
  • Using a knife, cut through the prawn about 3/4 deep to butterfly the prawn. Do the same for the rest of the prawn.
  • Add the kimchi seasoning and gently massage the prawns. Marinate the prawns for an hour to 4 hours.
  • In a food processor, combine garlic and spring onion. Pulse until a paste is formed.
  • Combine garlic mixture and oil in a sauce pan. Switch on heat to very low setting.
  • Cook garlic for 5 to 8 minutes. Do not let the garlic mixture turned golden brown.
  • Add salt, soy sauce, rice wine, and sugar. Stir and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer in a bowl. Add sesame oil and mix.
  • Place the prawn on a skewer starting from the tail part going to the head part to straighten the prawn.
  • Butterfly the prawn and stuff with the garlic mixture.
  • Arrange in a platter and steam for 10 to 15 minutes or until the prawns turned orange.
Keyword Steamed Prawn Recipe, Stuffed Prawn