Shanghai Prawns Recipe

This Prawns Shanghaiennes recipe is an easy-to-prepare side dish. An amazingly delicious non-vegetarian recipe, Prawns Shanghaiennes is a side dish that you would surely love to talk about with us!


Main Ingredient


 Prawns6 (Pacific)
 Eggs2 , beaten
 Salt To Taste
 Finely chopped onion1 Medium
 Hot red chili pepper1⁄4 Small
 Peanut oil1 Tablespoon
 Sugar2 1⁄4 Teaspoon (1 Small Dessertspoon)
 Monosodium glutamate1 Pinch (Ve Tsin)
 Tomato puree1 Teaspoon
 Chicken stock2 Tablespoon
 Corn flour1 Teaspoon (Small)
 Water2 1⁄2 Teaspoon (1 Dessertspoon)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 626 Calories from Fat 238

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.1%

Saturated Fat 6.5 g32.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 915.9 mg

Sodium 1695.4 mg70.6%

Total Carbohydrates 37 g12.5%

Dietary Fiber 3.7 g14.6%

Sugars 21.5 g

Protein 61 g122.6%

Vitamin A 10.6% Vitamin C 29.4%

Calcium 10.3% Iron 13.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Shell, clean and cut the prawns into three pieces each and dip in enough beaten egg with a pinch of salt to seal it.
Leave aside.
Finely chop the onion.
Pound the chilli with 1-2 drops oil.
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a frying-pan.
Add the prawns; toss and move them about for 2 minutes.
Lift them out and drain and in the pan, with hardly any oil in it, fry the onion, tossing and moving it about, until it is translucent but not coloured.
Away from the heat add the chilli, the sugar, Ve-Tsin, tomato puree and pinch salt and mix well together.
Add stock then the prawns and cook for 2 minutes.
Finally blend the cornflour and the water.
Cook for 1 1/2 minutes.