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Steamed Longevity Butterfly Prawns

My friend once treated my family at this old but extremely pricey coffee shop in Geylang. This run-down coffee shop actually accepts credit cards, so you can imagine what kind of prices they're charging at. Their out-of-this-world Crab Beehoon was about S$80 a plate, but I must admit it was really good!
chinese new year steamed longevity butterfly prawns
I found these beautiful butterfly prawns at this coffee shop & went home to experiment cutting & decorating it after that. The pattern is nice especially when you've guests.

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This recipe, together with my 2 other CNY recipes, has been Featured @ OMY-食天堂Eat!

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Also Featured @ OpenRice S'pore

So check out this simple & delicious dish for this Chinese New Year!

Ingredients:
½ kg Medium Prawns
1 tsp Abalone sauce
1 tsp Sesame Oil
2 tsp Chinese wine
1 tsp minced Ginger
1 tsp minced Garlic
3 sprigs Spring Onion (chopped)

Method:

  1. Choose prawns with roes. Cut off sharp edge & feelers; devein prawns & rinse.
  2. To make butterflies, cut prawns into half leaving tail intact. Be careful not to lose the roes. Marinade with ginger & seasonings & arrange neatly on a plate. Top with garlic & spring onions.
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  4. Cover plate loosely with plastic wrap & microwave using Steam mode. If you don’t not have auto mode, microwave for about 2-3 mins or until prawns turn pink & you're ready to serve your Butterfly Prawns.
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15 comments:

  1. That's such a beautiful dish! I love prawns. I will have the whole plate to myself :D

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  2. Absolutely beautiful "Sieu Har Har" dish, just great for CNY reunion dinner! Super great idea using microwave, fast, simple and hassle free in cleaning :-P

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  3. will try since its really simple to make this.
    tq for the recipe.

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  4. Mmmm.... another great creation again! Like the peacock tail - beautiful!

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  5. Looks and sounds delicious! Lovely presentation too. Wishing you and yours a very Happy & Prosperous New Year!

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  6. I love prawns and this dish is great for CNY, beautiful and delicious :))
    Happy Lunar New Year!!

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  7. Mary, I remember we're both prawns lovers. Knew u'll like this :)

    Yin, thks for visiting! Left my comments @ your blog too.

    Nava, great! Hope it'll turn out well for u :)

    Doris, I like the design too. Took me a while to figure out how to decorate the pattern.

    Biren, Happy New Year to u too!

    Anncoo, glad u like it! Happy holidays!

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  8. thanks dear, following on google.

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  9. Shirley, I'm a huge prawn lover! This looks gorgeous and sounds so delicious. The simplicity has me sold too. I must try this some time. Thanks for sharing. Bookmarking it now.

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  10. These really are beautiful! Happy Year of the Rabbit!

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  11. Nava, it's my pleasure :) Thks for visiting!

    Lequan, great to know we're on the same page :)

    Frank, thks for dropping by! Going to your blog now :) Happy CNY to u too!

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  12. Gorgeous prawns and the dish comes together so quickly! I'm a huge fan of abalone sauce. Brava!

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  13. Prawns yumm! Really well decorated.

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  14. Cakewalker, thks for visiting & your lovely comments! U've a great blog too & I've left my comments there :)

    Shirley, thks & Happy New Year to u!

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  15. These are presented so beautifully and I love the flavors :) Very lovely Shirley...

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