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A serving of fried prawns covered in salted egg yolk sauce, basil, and chili

Salted Egg Prawns, An Easy Filipino Version

The salted egg has a humble beginning. Used to be a treat for villagers and wonderers in ancient times, this affordable snack is now a trendy cooking ingredient. The golden yolk, especially, gains a cult following for its slightly grainy texture and salty creaminess that pairs well with any food you can imagine. 

As for parents whose kids are not big fans of seafood, coating crispy prawns with salted egg sauce will make them clean their plates without complaints. Plus, salted duck eggs contain more protein, calcium, and potassium than fresh chicken eggs. Pair all that with iron-rich prawns, and your children are sure to get a much-needed nutrient boost. 

Make sure to clean the prawns before cooking. Here’s how: Grab a paring knife and make a small cut at the back of the prawn, all the way down. Use the tip of the blade to remove the black vein from the backside of the prawn. Rinse the shrimp with clear running water, and you’re good to go. 

Ready? Don’t forget to toss in some curry leaves and chilies to add more depth to the classic salted egg yolk sauce. It will only take 30 minutes or even quicker if you use pre-peeled prawns. Let’s prepare all the ingredients!

Ingredients for Salted Egg Prawn Recipe

  • ½ kg prawns, peeled with tails intact and butterflied
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of ground pepper
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • cooking oil for frying 

Salted egg sauce:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 10-12 pcs curry leaves or chili leaves
  • 2 pcs chilies, chopped (optional)
  • ½ Knorr Shrimp Cube
  • 4-6 salted egg yolks, mashed

How to Cook Salmon Sinigang

Step 1

Start by sauteing onions and tomatoes in hot oil until the tomatoes are very soft. Add salmon pieces and gently sauté. Pour in rice washing and let it boil gently.

Step 2

Next, throw in the okra and chili. Pour in the sinigang mix before adding kangkong. Stir and simmer. It should be done in a minute. Season according to preference.

Step 3

Serve hot with rice, patis, calamansi, and chili.

For a more affordable alternative, you can make a salmon belly strips recipe following the same steps. Salmon belly sinigang is guaranteed to light up your household, filling their hearts with joy! This sinigang na salmon recipe takes no time to finish, so you can spend more time bonding with the family. If you enjoy this sour-and-savory combination then be sure to check out our sinigang sa pakwan, sinigang na liempo at kamote sa gata, and air fried sinigang fried chicken recipes.

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