It’s Holy Week and you’re probably looking for a seafood recipe, here’s one!:)
When I started working as a Systems Integrator for GXS, we rented a place in Makati so we could walk to the office. While he works in the morning and I had to cater to US clients at night, I find it hard to sleep before noon so I stay awake and watch the local channels (we didn’t have cable then! haha). I would wait for Quickfire at 10 in the morning for Chef Rosebud’s 10-minute meals and this was one of her recipes that I cooked for him.:)
Stir-fried chili prawns was a hit with AJ and my brother-in-law! I did tweak the recipe, I didn’t use Ajinomoto (Quickfire is sponsored by them). Here’s what I used:
Prawns/shrimp, 400g egg noodles, 3 pcs bird’s eye chili and 3 pcs garlic (minced finely, I used a garlic press). I would buy fresh egg noodles from the market here in HK or the packed ones from Landmark/Cash and Carry. I also used dark soy sauce (Amoy), pure sesame oil and canola oil.
This could be stir fried in a wok or cooked in a pan. 🙂 If you’re cooking for more people, it would be easier to cook this in a wok.
I started heating my pan and poured in 1 Tbsp canola oil and 1 Tbsp sesame oil.
Next, I sauteed the garlic until fragrant…
then sauteed the chili until I smelled the spiciness.
I put in the shrimp, cooked one side first then flipped to cook the other side, about 1min 30secs per side over medium heat.
Once the shrimp was cooked, I put in the egg noodles and mixed everything.
After everything was mixed, I poured in 1 Tbsp dark soy sauce. I would mix it until the color is somewhat even, add 1 tsp of dark soy sauce if it lacked flavor.
Since my husband likes it spicier, I sprinkled dried Thai chili. I wouldn’t be able to eat what is on his plate! I already need water or milk for the noodles on mine. You can omit the chili if you want, or just have one or two.:) Enjoy!!
This amount of noodles and shrimp could feed 4 people or 2 very hungry people but my husband declares this as one of his most favorite dishes so he ends up eating 3 out of the 4 servings! Haha!
Stir-fried Chili Prawns
(Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes)
Adapted from Quickfire
- 400g fresh egg noodles
- 1 Tbsp Canola oil
- 1 Tbsp Sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Dark soy sauce (I used Amoy but I’ve used Marcapina)
- 3 pcs bird’s eye chili (siling labuyo)
- 2 pcs garlic, minced finely
- Pinch of dried thai chili
- Heat pan then pour in the oil.
- Saute garlic until fragrant.
- Saute chili until its spiciness can be smelled.
- Cook one side of shrimp then flip to cook the other side.
- Mix noodles with shrimp, garlic and chili.
- Pour in soy sauce and mix everything together. Start with 1 Tbsp and if it lacks flavor, add 1 tsp.
- Serve and enjoy!:) Sprinkle more chili if you can handle the heat!
Makes 2-4 servings