Prawns with Black Bean Sauce
Prawns with Black Bean Sauce. I want to share a delicious easy cooking method for prawns or large shrimps. I used large prawns for this recipe but medium to large shrimp would also do the job. For the black bean sauce I just used those bottled black bean sauce sold on most supermarket. They are convenient instead of the usual canned fermented black beans or tausi. If you don’t have access to the bottled black bean sauce the Pinoy tausi can also be used, just mash the fermented black bean then sauté it together with the garlic, ginger and onions. Cooking is fairly simple, the dish is just another version of stir-fry dish. Here is the recipe of my Prawns with Black Bean Sauce.
1/2 kilo large to medium size prawns, shelled, deveined
1/4 cup black bean sauce
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 thumb size ginger, cut into thin strips
3-4 stalks leeks or large spring onions, cut into diagonal sections
2 small size bell pepper, cut into strips
1-2 tbsp. oyster sauce
1-2 tbsp. corn starch
salt to taste
In a wok sauté garlic, ginger and onion until fragrant. Add in the prawns and continue to stifry until color start to change to orange. Now add in the black bean sauce, black bean sauce and 1/4 -1/2 cup of water, continue to stir cook for about a minute. Add in the bell pepper and leeks and stir cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Correct saltiness if required. Thicken sauce with cornstarch diluted in 1/4 cup of water. Serve hot with a lot of rice.