Honey Garlic Prawns

Servings: 2 people
Cuisine: Chinese
Course: Appetizer
Time: 30 minutes
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Juicy prawns coated in a sweet and sticky honey garlic sauce. The ever-popular Honey Garlic Prawns are quick and easy to make that will have you licking your fingers.


  • 350 gms shelled and deveined large prawns
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp  finely chopped garlic
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Spring onion greens for garnish
  • Roasted sesame seeds for garnish

For the marinade

  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 egg

For the dredging

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

For the honey sauce

  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock


  • To begin, prepare the sauce mixture. Mix together oil, honey, light soy sauce, sugar, chicken stock, and cornflour in a bowl. If you do not have stock available, you can use half a cube of Maggi Super Seasoning in ¼ cup water instead. Mix well until the sugar dissolves. Keep aside.
  • Marinate the prawns with salt, pepper, and an egg. Mix until well-coated.
  • Mix together the all-purpose flour, cornflour, and baking powder on a plate. Dredge the marinated prawns a few at a time until well coated. Dust off the extra flour.
  • Heat oil for deep frying. Fry the prawns in batches on medium to high heat until cooked and golden. Make sure they do not brown.
  • For the sauce, heat 1 tbsp of sesame oil in a pan. Add the finely chopped garlic and saute for a minute.
  • Add in the sauce mixture and cook until it thickens. Now add in the fried prawns and mix until well coated.
  • The Honey Garlic Prawns are ready to serve. Garnish with spring onions greens and roasted sesame seeds. Serve hot.


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