Walked through the wet market, there were lots of species of prawns. We happened to find some middle prawns just being unboxed and they looked really fresh, HK$25 for a full plate of them! Together with a pack of glass noodles, this dish cost less than HK$30! It’s easy to make, cheap and satisfying!
蒜蓉粉絲無水蒸蝦 Waterless Steamed Prawns with Garlic and Glass Noodles
Ingredients are very simple. There’s not much chance to fail if the prawns are fresh.
The glass noodles were very tasty as they absorbed all the prawns’ unami
Chop off the antenna, stings and legs of the prawns and then butterfly and devein them.
Soften glass noodles by immersing in water. Put them on the pan. Add 2 tsp of water. Then place the prawns on top.
Seasoning: minced garlic (to have better flavour we can fry half of the garlic), chilli pepper, half tsp of salt, 1 tbsp of mirin, a little bit of pepper powder.
To cook, we put the pot on medium heat for 3 mins with the lid closed, switch to low heat for 2 mins, and then switch off fire and let it rest for 5 mins. Done!
We once used rice noodle rolls instead of glass noodles and it was amazing. We have more details at:
We can also use the technique of waterless steaming for making different dishes