prawn with pineapple recipe
Prawn with Pineapple
by Liv
August 22, 2010

Prawn with Pineapple

Aug 22, 2010 | Chinese Food, Recipes | 14 comments

prawn with pineapple

I don’t like to moan but the fact is I’m really exhausted from work. As mentioned in a previous post the Fringe and Tattoo festivals are on at the moment and Edinburgh is horrendously busy.

I always crave food with strong flavours, such as this prawn with pineapple dish. I love the sweetness but also sourness from the pineapple. It always gives me refreshing vibes when I’m tired and it’s both quick and simple to prepare.

The preparation time for this dish is around 30 minutes. Maybe next August I will do a food project called “Chef exhausted from festival’s 30 minutes Eastern cuisine” lol, how do you think?

This dish is a favourite amonst Chinese people. The sweet and sourness from the pineapple perfectly matches with the prawns.

It also one of the most popular dish for banquets because no matter children or adults, they all love the taste of this dish and besides, it’s a colourful, pretty dish as well.

Credits: Preparation photos were taken by myself but final photos were taken by Chris at Chris Radley Photography

 

Prawn with Pineapple

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 people

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 16 prawns
  • 5 slices pineapple (canned is fine)
  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise **
  • 1 tsp black sesame
  • 1/2 tsp white sesame
  • Few lettuce leaves for garnish

Seasonings

  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp rice wine
  • 1/2 egg white
  • 2 tsp potato starch

Instructions

  1. Peel the prawns and make a deep cut on the back of each prawn. Marinate with seasonings for 10 minutes.
  2. Cut each pineapple into 4 small pieces and drain the liquid.
  3. Mix cornstarch with a little bit water, coat prawns with the cornstarch paste, deep fry in 150C hot oil until cooked. Drain the oil from the prawn and leave it aside. Run pineapple pieces through oil quickly and drain off the oil.
  4. Arrange lettuce in a deep bowl. Mix pineapple and prawn together with mayonnaise.  Place the pineapple and prawn into that deep bowl with lettuce and it’s ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

** I prefer use Taiwanese sweet Mayonnaise and you can find the recipe with on my salad boat sandwich recipe.

 

By Liv

Illustrator by day, home chef at night. I worked as a professional chef for many years but now I draw for a living. I now cook just for the love of cooking. The recipes on this website are all influenced by things I have eaten in different locations around the world.

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14 Comments

  1. Ariel

    我也很愛吃鳳梨蝦球呢~
    且你的TAG裡有中文字了~
    看了特別的感動呢!

    不過你英文也越來越棒了~

    Reply
    • admin

      鳳梨蝦球最好吃了!!
      為什麼我的TAG裡有中文字會讓妳特別感動呀??
      🙂

      Reply
  2. Magic of Spice

    Very pretty dish…I love these types of quick but refreshing summer foods 🙂

    Reply
  3. Jean

    I like the combination of sweet and sour, too. Dishes with pineapple are always welcome in my home. Lovely dish!

    Reply
    • admin

      Hello Jean,
      Thank you for your kind comment. I love dish with pineapple too. I bet the food from your home town must be really really tasty. 😉

      Reply
  4. Lisa

    I like the idea of “Chef exhausted from festivals 30 minutes eastern cuisine” hehe. I love sweet and tangy dishes too. Thats what I love about asian cuisine. Another great recipe Chef (= Hope you’re getting some rest.

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Lisa,
      Many thanks for your kind comment and I hope august can pass really really soon then I can update my blog more and get some rest soon. 🙂

      Reply
  5. Tanantha@ I Just Love My Apron

    Hope you get some rest Liv. Pineapple and prawn are a great flavor combination. I agree with you that both adults and kids would like this! Great dish!

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Tanantha, thanks for your message. I’m an adult and Chris is a child and we both like it 😀

      Reply
    • admin

      Hi Lynn, thanks for your message. Quick and tasty meals are always great and thanks about the rest. As mentioned in another comment I dragged Chris out clothes shopping and it helped a lot.

      Reply
  6. Cook with Madin

    I am a fan of sweet and sour dishes too. Great dish and fast and easy too.
    Hope you get some rest soon.

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Madin, we don’t really eat a lot of sweet and sour dishes in Taiwan but this is one of the few sweet and sour dishes I really like. It’s colourful and very tasty. Thanks about the rest, I dragged (almost literally!) Chris around Glasgow clothes shopping and feel a lot better for it 😀

      Reply
  7. Chris

    Really tasty dish. This is easily one of the most colourful dishes you’ve made for a while and thus one of the easiest to photograph.

    Reply

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