Stir-Fried King Prawns In Black Bean Soy Sauce

By Elizabeth Liew  , , , ,

January 29, 2019

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This mouth-watering dish of king prawns fried with fragrant black bean sauce is perfect for sharing over the dinner table. Plus, it only take 30 mins to prepare!


Watch the video guide below:

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: Serves 4


1 kg black tiger prawns, approx 21 to 25 pcs

60 g black bean soy sauce paste

30 ml black vinegar

100 ml water

1 tsp chinese wine

½ green capsicum, roughly sliced into wedges

½ yellow capsicum, roughly sliced into wedges

1 red capsicum, roughly sliced into wedges

30 g cornflour

20 g garlic, sliced

20 g sugar


1Trim off the prawn’s front horn, eyes and tail horn with a scissors. Devein prawns but keep the shells on. Coat with cornflour throughly.

2Heat frying pan with a little oil over medium high heat.

3Fry garlic till brown and then add black bean sauce. Fry together for about a minute or till fragrant.

4Add prawns, vinegar, chinese wine, sugar and stir-fry. Flip prawn around.

5When prawns are nearly cooked add water and capsicums. Raise the heat of the pan and finish off with high heat.

6Remove prawns from pan immediately to prevent overcooking them.

7Plate prawns over vegetables and serve.