I have a family gathering at my place on the 7th day of CNY, Hubby and I combined effort to prepare five dishes ourselves while three other dishes ( Fa Cai Yusheng, Teochew Braised Duck and Wu Xiang ) were store-bought. We cooked ketchup prawns, stewed chicken, steamed fish, mixed vegetable and pig maw (pig stomach) soup for the 8-course dinner.
Prawn (shrimp) connote happiness. Cantonese pronounced prawn/shrimp as ‘ha’ which means laughter. This is a must-have dish in Chinese families during Chinese New Year. Even for me who does not need to cook on the first two days in CNY will buy and keep prawns in the freezer for that auspicious reason.
Source : Hundred Eighty Degrees’ Hubby ( prepared and cooked by Hubby )
1tbsp cooking oil
½ tbsp chopped garlic
¼ cup ketchup )
2tbsp chili sauce ) mix together
50ml water )
Cornflour, mix with some water — just use 1-2 tsp cornflour mixture
Dash of sugar
1. Heat oil in wok and sauté garlic till aromatic.
2. Add prawn and stir fry till they are almost cooked.
3. Add in ketchup mixture and sugar, stir evenly. Add in cornflour mixture to thicken the sauce and bring to a boil.
Add in cornflour mixture to thicken the sauce. Serve hot.
I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #15: Auspicious Dishes for CNY (January 2012) hosted by Wen of Wen’s Delight.