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Kung Pao Prawns Recipe

Kung Pao Prawns Recipe

Kung Pao Prawns Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 3
Calories 543 kcal


  • 300 g Prawns
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 7-15 Dried Red Chili Pepper
  • 1 tsp Sichuan Peppercorn
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Ginger
  • ½ Green Bell Pepper
  • ½ Red Bell Pepper
  • 2 Chinese Large Scallion (substitute Green Onions)
  • ¼ cup Roasted Peanuts or Cashew

Stir-Fry Sauce

  • ½ tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Black Vinegar
  • 2 tsp Corn Starch
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil 
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Stock or Water
  • 1 tsp Sugar

Prawns Marinating:

  • ½ tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
  • tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Corn Starch


  • Devein the prawns and then cut a small line on the back of the shrimp (for better flavoring). And then marinate the shrimp with light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, white pepper and cornstarch. 
  • Mix all the ingredients for kung pao sauce in a small bowl.
  • Cut all the ingredients and break only 2-3 whole chili pepper into halves. If you want to reduce the hotness, use whole dried chili peppers only.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry ginger, garlic, Sichuan peppercorn and dried chili pepper until aromatic. Then place the shrimp in. Fry for 20 seconds over high fire.
  • Place peppers and scallion. Continue frying until the peppers are slightly soft (around 20 seconds). Pour in Kung Pao sauce and place in the nuts. Mix well and transfer out immediately.

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