Silky scrambled eggs with bouncy prawns - the only thing that'll make it better is a bowl of steamed rice to go with. It's hearty, filled with lots of protein, and cooks really quickly too - making it perfect for a fuss-free weeknight dinner.
What takes this dish up a notch is getting that Chinese-restaurant-style bouncy shrimp texture! We show you how to do so in our shrimp prep method below. Psst, it's our hack for taking the more economical variety of prawns (when we don't want to shell out the extra dough for King Prawns) and still end up with QQ prawns that just tastes so much better. The trick is in how long you soak your prawns for - follow our steps to get it just nice, overdo it and you get rubbery prawns (yuck!).
Notes: Prawns cook quickly and scrambled eggs cook even quicker (watch that heat!) - this dish is done and on your table in 20 mins or less. If that's still too long, you could skip the shrimp prep step but of course that'd mean you won't be getting that bouncy texture, or use peeled frozen shrimp.
10 prawns (we love Tiger Prawns because it's got a nice bite but is still relatively affordable)
1 tsp light soy sauce
½ tsp corn starch
A pinch of salt
White pepper (optional)
1½ tsp baking soda
A pinch of salt
Enough water to cover the prawns
- Peel, devein and semi-butterfly the prawns.
- Place prawns in a bowl and add in the ingredients for the prepping solution.
- Set aside for 15 mins then pour away liquid, rinse and drain.
- Crack the eggs into a bowl and add the soy sauce, corn starch, salt and pepper.
- Beat till combined and slightly bubbly.
- Get some oil on your heated pan and pan fry the prawns till cooked through.
- Once cooked, pour in the egg mixture.
- Use a silicone spatula to push in the eggs - outside-in.
- Fold it to get most of the liquid eggs nearly cooked.
- Remove pan from heat when eggs have started to form but are still wet (the eggs still continue to cook in the pan).
- Dish it out onto a plate immediately and serve with white rice or have it with some toast.
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