Sweet and sour prawns and cuttlefish

I love prawns, especially fresh ones and regardless of whether it is sea water prawns or freshwater prawns, I simply love eating prawns!

I know, I know, it is not healthy to be eating prawns all the time due to the high cholesterol content but hey, it is not everyday that I eat prawns, okay? It isn’t exactly cheap nowadays, anyway. So, when I got about 10 free prawns, this is what I did with it:

Sweet and sour prawns

Sweet and sour prawns and cuttlefish

Yep, I so happen to have some fresh cuttlefish so I throw that in with the prawns and made myself a plateful of stir-fried sweet and sour seafood!

Sweet and sour seafood

Sweet and sour seafood

It is pretty easy to cook and takes me about 10 minutes to prepare and 5 minutes to get it cooked! Easy-peasy. Here’s the recipe:

Sweet and Sour Prawns and Cuttlefish Recipe


Sweet and Sour Seafood Recipe

Sweet and sour prawns and cuttlefish

Sweet and sour prawns and cuttlefish


Prawns, about 10 to 15

Cuttlefish, palmsize or about 100g

2 medium tomatoes, quartered

half clove garlic, peeled and diced

fresh ginger, about thumbsize, skinned and sliced thinly

Ketchup, 4 tbsp

Chili sauce, 4 tbsp

Pepper to taste

Salt to taste

Cooking oil


1. Heat up the cooking oil in a wok (don’t know why but I always like to use the wok for stir-frying stuffs, it somehow tastes better).

2. Sautee the garlic till fragrant and then add the ginger. Sautee till fragrant.

3. Add the prawns and stir fry till it is half cooked and then add the cuttlefish. Remember to turn the heat down to medium low.

4. Add the tomatoes and sauces, stir to mix it around. The cuttlefish cooks very fast so don’t overcook it or else you’d end up with rubbery cuttlefish!

5. Add a dash of pepper and only add salt if you think it is not salty enough. Usually I don’t add salt because the ketchup gave it enough saltiness.

6. Immediately remove from heat and serve hot. Goes well with fluffy white rice or you can even eat it on its own.

You can enjoy this sweet and sour prawns and cuttlefish with rice

You can enjoy this sweet and sour prawns and cuttlefish with rice

If you noticed, I used cherry tomatoes when I cooked this. That’s because I ran out of tomatoes so I ended up using around 6 to 8 tiny cherry tomatoes but the flavour is just as good!

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Comments: 6

  1. Jessie October 14, 2008 at 1:23 am

    Oh, I love sweet and sour. I’ll definitely try this out. Thanks!

    a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

  2. Kian October 14, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Great recipe. I love sweet and sour stir-fry. It is especially good with seafood.

  3. Christy October 14, 2008 at 9:12 am

    OOOOOOHHHHH, I love these…..sweet sour, prawns and cuttlefish….ohh, these are just lovely!!!!:D You’re superb!

  4. xin October 14, 2008 at 10:19 am

    this is so old-school! reminds me of my mom’s food

  5. cariso October 14, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    don’t worry, the high cholesterol part is at its head portion nia.

  6. Foong October 15, 2008 at 7:49 am

    Jessie: Glad that you like it!

    Kian & Christy: Thanks.

    xin: heheh..this is a recipe from my grandmother.

    cariso: eh, really meh? But I like the head portion too!

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