How To Cook Stewed Prawns in Crab Fat Sauce?

Stewed Prawns in Crab Fat Sauce Recipe


  • 1 kilo fresh prawns
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 pc bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 tbsp crab fat paste
  • 1 cup oil


  1. Shell and devein the prawns, leaving heads and tails intact.
  2. Place prawns, garlic, pepper, vinegar, soy sauce and bay leaf in a pan and add the water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat. Leave to simmer just until the prawns turn pink.
  3. Drain prawns and set aside.
  4. Continue to simmer the sauce until reduced by half. Strain the sauce and return to the pan.
  5. Heat the sauce and whisk in the crab fat paste. Set aside.
  6. Just before serving: In a frying pan, heat oil and fry the prawns for about 1 minute. Drain and arrange on a platter
  7. Reheat the sauce and pour over the prawns.

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