Steamed Prawns with Garlic

5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 2 people


  • 250 g Cooked prawns with head and shell
  • 3 piece Garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp Sunflower oil
  • 3 tbsp Rice wine
  • 0,5 tsp Salt
  • Parchment paper
  • Bamboo steamer
  • Wok
  • 0,5 liter Water
  • 1 tbsp Sweet soy sauce
  • 2 Discs Lemon
  • 2 Stalk Parsley
  • Baguette
  • Butter
  • Salt


  • Peel and finely dice the garlic cloves. Heat sunflower oil (2 tablespoons) in a pan, add rice wine (2 tablespoons) and salt (½ teaspoon). Briefly toss the prawns in it and place in a bamboo steamer lined with baking paper and drizzle with the garlic stock from the pan. Put the steamer closed in the wok, pour on water (½ liter), close the wok with a lid and steam everything for about 20 minutes. Arrange the steamed prawns on 2 plates and drizzle with sweet soy sauce (1 tbsp). Serve the steamed prawns with garlic, each garnished with a lemon wedge, half a tomato and a parsley stem. Serve with the baguette, butter and salt.
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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