Buttered Prawn


I never buy any frozen prawns before because I believe it is not as fresh as those selling in the market. But then I was wrong. I bought this frozen prawns from my ex-colleagues during CNY and I just took out and cooked half of it yesterday. The prawns is still very fresh and all the prawn head are still intact when I stir fried it in hot oil.


Dearie Suki only like 2 ways of cooking the prawn. It is either Marmite Prawn or Buttered Prawn. So I go for Buttered Prawn.

Ingredients :
500gm fresh water prawns
1 tbsp corn flour
3 tbsp butter
1/2 can evaporated milk
2 sprigs curry leaves
1 tsp chopped chilli padi
1 tsp sugar

Method :
1. Coat the prawns with cornflour.In a pan of hot oil, stir fried the prawns till it turned orange colour. Dish up and set aside.
2. Melt butter in a pan. Pour in the evaporated milk.
3. Stir fry at low heat till it dry up and formed granules.
4. Then add in sugar,curry leaves and chilli padi and fry till fragrant.
5. Add in prawns and mixed well.


  1. Ee-Thern 1st Day Schooling » Cooking Momster - My Life Journal says:

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    March 4th, 2008 at 9:00 am

  2. Gert says:

    I am going to try out this recipe of yours. Looks really good but first my buy a can of evaporated milk first. Thanks for sharing.

    You’re welcome. I bet you sure love it.

    March 4th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

  3. yling says:

    Can you teach me how to choose fresh prawns? =D

    Hi Yling, I am not so good in choosing fresh prawns. Usually when I buy prawns I ask the fishmonger to choose for me. And I always tell him, if I cooked d and it is not fresh I will take back and exchanged cos I am regular mah. Hihihi… that is why he don’t dare to con me. Hahaha so I am lucky and always bought some really fresh prawns from the wet back.

    March 5th, 2008 at 12:44 am

  4. Cooking Momster - My Kitchen » Blog Archive » Marmite Prawn says:

    [...] prawns I bought during CNY. Dearie Suki wanted Marmite Prawn cos the day before I cooked Buttered Prawn for him.  There he goes a big plate of Marmite Prawn for him but then he complained to me it is a [...]

    March 8th, 2008 at 3:23 pm

  5. Chris says:

    I tried this only last weekend. It was superb!

    Wow, great and I hope you like it.

    October 7th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

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