Honey Chilli Prawns is an insanely delicious super easy appetizer that can be made in under 20 minutes! The sweet and spicy flavors of the honey chilli sauce are perfect with the shrimp and are ideal as a side with noodles and rice.
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We got hold of some beautiful tiger prawns last day and I knew I had to make Honey Chilli Prawns right away. It was a regular at home because my husband loves it a lot with garlic rice.
I knew Dad was going to love it too and we are also joined by my brother-in-law and together, they licked their bowls clean. Ah, I will be making this recipe at least once a week now, I am sure.
This easy honey garlic prawns has a sauce that is not so soupy or thick. It is just enough to coat the rice or noodles perfectly and will have you smacking your lips with utmost satisfaction.
Honey Chilli Sauce
This hot and sweet sauce is loaded with flavors from garlic, soy sauce, sriracha sauce, rice vinegar, and honey. The prawns is stir-fried for a couple of seconds until it is well-coated with the sauce.
Serve over a bed of flavorful basmati rice, jasmine rice, or noodles.
Honey Chilli Prawns are
- easy to make
- can be prepared in under 20 minutes
- perfect as an appetizer
- perfect as a side dish for rice and noodles
- can be added to wraps and tortillas
- can be served with veggies like Broccoli or Bak Choy
Ingredients for Asian Honey Glazed Prawns
- Prawns: I have always been a fan of fresh prawns because I thought frozen prawns were not the same. I was ready to do the extra work of peeling and deveining the prawns. But frozen prawns these days are amazing! They taste good and it is an easy shortcut for everyday cooking purposes.
- Sesame oil: Sesame oil works best when you prepare any Chinese dish. This brings out the authentic taste of Chinese cuisine.
- Marination: We will be coating the prawns with cornflour and season them with salt and pepper before lightly cooking them in sesame oil.
- Soy sauce, Sriracha Sauce, and Vinegar bring out the flavorings in the sauce.
- Honey: I am vary of “cooking” honey because heating honey damages its nutritional properties. So, I make sure that there is no prolonged exposure to heat in my dish when cooking with honey. I always drizzle honey after taking off from heat, to coat with the sauce.
- Garlic: You may use minced garlic or finely chopped garlic. Take it up a notch by frying the garlic until golden brown to bring a burnt garlic flavor to the dish.
Making Sticky Honey Chilli Garlic Prawns
- To make honey chilli prawns, marinate the prawns with salt, pepper, and cornflour for 5-10 minutes.
- Heat sesame oil in a pan and add the marinated prawns to it.
- Flip and cook both sides. This will take 3-5 minutes only. Remove from the pan.
- To the same pan, add garlic and saute until it is golden brown.
- Add the sauces and cook for a couple of minutes on low flame.
- Add the cooked prawns and coat them with the sauce.
- Garnish with spring onion greens and chopped dry red chilies.
- Serve as an appetizer or as a side with rice or noodles.
Serve Honey Chilli Prawns With:
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