Healthy, easy and oh-so yummy! A favorite in Chinese restaurants.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Wash prawns thoroughly and leave on shells and heads. In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, garlic, and brandy. Arrange the prawns on a dish, and cover with the soy sauce mixture.

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  • Fill a pot or wok about 1/2 full with water. Place a steamer basket over the water, and bring water to a boil. Place the dish with the shrimp onto the steamer basket. Cover wok, and steam prawns for 10 minutes, until opaque. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

67 calories; protein 12.1g; carbohydrates 1.8g; fat 0.6g; cholesterol 106.3mg; sodium 573.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2006
I am a chinese so i know that this really taste like how we Chinese will cook steamed prawns. Use XO for great taste. take care not to over cook it Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2009
Very little flavor. However it was very easy to do so in the future I can look for a more complicated marinade (aka I have buy more Chinese ingredients) without worrying about "how to cook the shrimp." Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2006
I am a chinese so i know that this really taste like how we Chinese will cook steamed prawns. Use XO for great taste. take care not to over cook it Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2005
I don't know why these were rated so poorly. I used medium sized shrimp to serve over salads and found them wonderful. The flavor may not be super stong but it is a nice touch to the right dishes. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2008
Any way wat is brandy??? Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2009
Very little flavor. However it was very easy to do so in the future I can look for a more complicated marinade (aka I have buy more Chinese ingredients) without worrying about "how to cook the shrimp." Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
easy and delicious Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2013
These were a nice change of pace. The family definitely prefers grilled shrimp over steamed shrimp...I would use the marinade but grill them after letting them rest a while. Loved the addition of the brandy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2012
These were amazing!...and so simple! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2013
The recipe is kind of lacking I would have added grated ginger (about 2 tbsp worth) as well as some black pepper to improve the taste. Also don't use low-grade brandy or you'll end up with bad tasting shrimps. Read More
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