Steamed Prawns with Ginger and Spring Onions

Kylie Kwong steams a seafood supper and shows us that fast food can be easy, healthy and delicious
By Kylie Kwong
Steamed Prawns with Ginger and Spring Onions
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy


For the prawns

  • 16 raw king prawns
  • 75 ml water
  • 75 ml rice wine
  • 4 cm ginger, shredded

To serve

  • 40 g spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil


1. Peel the prawns and cut along the back of them, using a sharp knife. Remove the black intestinal vein and butterfly the prawns leaving the tails intact.

2. Arrange the prawns in a shallow heatproof bowl that will fit inside a steamer basket.

3. Pour over the water and wine.

4. Scatter over the ginger and place the bowl inside a steamer, set over a deep saucepan or wok of boiling water. Cover and steam for about 5 minutes, or until the prawns are just cooked through.

5. Carefully remove the bowl from the steamer and transfer the prawns to a serving bowl.

6. Pour over the cooking juices, sprinkle with the spring onions, sugar, soy sauce and sesame oil, and serve.

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