Savoury Prawns Coated in Chili Sauce

Savoury Prawns Coated in Chili Sauce

Shrimp coated with chili sauce and fried. So savoury and delicious. It may look difficult, but shrimp in chili sauce can be made easily at home.

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

Shelled prawns
400 g
◎ Sake
1 tablespoon
◎ Salt
to taste
Japanese leek
1 clove
200 ml
☆ Chicken stock granules
1 teaspoon
☆ Sugar
2 teaspoons
☆ Sake
1 tablespoon
☆ Ketchup
4 tablespoons
☆ Soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon
☆ Doubanjiang
1/2 teaspoon (or to taste)
☆ Salt
a small amount
as needed


1. Shell and devein the shrimp if necessary (cut a notch along the spine of the shrimp and remove the vein).
2. Combine the ◎ sake and salt in a bowl. Mix in the prawns to season.
3. Mince the leek and garlic. Combine the ☆ ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
4. Coat the shrimp in katakuriko and fry in a good amount of oil. The shrimp will cook a bit more in the sauce, so fry for about 8 minutes.
5. Remove the shrimp from the pan and absorb the excess oil with paper towels. Add a small amount of oil, and cook the leek and garlic over low heat until aromatic.
6. Combine the ☆ ingredients and add them to the pan, simmer the mixture over low heat. Add in the cooked shrimp, and cook until the sauce thickens.
7. Yummy simmering shrimp.

Story Behind this Recipe

Plain shrimp are good, but at our house, we always serve them coated in this delicious chili sauce. We love coated shrimp.