Flavour Bursting Shrimp

By admin
October 21, 2022

Flavour bursting spicy shrimps! We used big prawns (shrimps) with their shells intact!


  • 600 g or 1¼ kg large prawns (shrimps)
  • 5 dried chillies, soaked in hot water for at least 15 minutes
  • 10 fresh red chillies, deseeded if preferred
  • ½ teaspoon belachan
  • 300 ml or 1¼ cups vegetable oil
  • 2 large yellow onions, peeled and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lime juice


  1. Rinse the prawns and pat dry.
  2. Remove the stems from the dried and fresh chillies. Pound or blend the chillies, along with the belachan, until fine.
  3. Heat a sauté pan and add half of the vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, fry the prawns until they turn bright fiery red. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, transfer the prawns to a plate.
  4. Add the remaining oil and when it begins to glisten, fry the chilli paste over low heat until fragrant. Add the sliced onions and fry until the slices soften. Return the fried prawns to the pan; coat well with the chilli paste. Season with the sugar, salt and lime juice.
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