Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Salted Egg Yolks Prawn

Warning: This is not a dish that should be eaten frequently (think fat, calories and cholesterol)...lol...but it will be a good addition to the dining table during festival or special celebrations. It is easy to cook too. The butter and salted egg yolks combination seems to be very matching. ^_^


  • 12 large prawns, cleaned and deveined with shells intact
  • 5 salted egg yolks
  • 4 stalks curry leaves, stem removed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 20g butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 6 tablespoons corn flour


  1. Add salt to the prawn and season the prawns for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Steam the salted egg yolks for about 10 minutes. Mash the salted egg yolks with a fork and set aside.
  3. Dip the prawns in the beaten egg yolk then lightly coat them in corn flour.
  4. Fry the prawns in batches (depends how big is the wok or pan used) until they change to pinkish red. Set aside. 
  5. Discard the oil from frying the prawns
  6. Using the same pan, heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil and melt the butter. 
  7. Saute the garlic until fragrant.
  8. Add curry leaves and cook for another 30 seconds.
  9. Add the mashed salted egg yolk and cook over medium heat. 
  10. Stir constantly until the sauce bubbles up. 
  11. Add the prawns to the sauce. Toss the prawns with the sauce. 
  12. Season with 1 or 2 pinches of salt. Toss the prawns in the sauce until well-coated.

This post is linked at Cook and Celebrate: Chinese New Year 2016 hosted by Yen from GoodyFoodies, Diana from The Domestic Goddess Wannabe and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids at here.

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  1. Hi Nitya,

    It's CNY! No worries about the calories... Must enjoy this super yummy prawn dish to the fullest!