Creamy King Prawns And Marrow Stir Fry

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Creamy king prawns and marrow

Creamy king prawns and marrow

I love prawns, small or big but I am not very good in cooking them. I’m still learning. Have learned a few so far and that’s enough to make me happy. There’s only one person who always provokes my desire to learn more prawn dishes and that is Drick from He gets fresh prawns in his place and cooks them often. On top of that, he often have parties and cooks for his friends. If you love seafood, try to be his friend….the best is to be his neighbour!

Cooked king prawns

Cooked king prawns

I bought a packet of cooked, frozen king prawns the other day, out of impulse. It looked so good that I couldn’t resist the temptation, even though I still have a packet of tiger prawns in my freezer. I told myself that I would cook for dinner. But I had no clue how to cook them. When I reached home, I opened the fridge and found a big marrow which must be at least 4 or 5 days in the fridge. I was excited to try it out with the king prawns. Did it come out good? Absolutely! My daughter liked it very much. Here’s my recipe to share. It is simple, easy and quick.

Ingredients A
2 eggs
3/4C water
2t corn flour

Add the water and flour in a bowl and mix well. Add the eggs and beat lightly with a fork or small hand whisk.

Ingredients B
250g cooked tiger prawns
300g marrow
fried garlic or ginger oil
a handful of coriander leaves



I bought a big marrow and used only half here. Peel the marrow, cut into half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds inside. Slice it into quite thin slices. Marrow is a very delicious vegetable that has a natural sweetness. It’s one of my family’s favourite vegetables.

Fry the marrow first

Fry the marrow first

Heat up a few tablespoons of the garlic or ginger oil. Add the marrow and keep frying. Add a few tablespoons of water and keep stirring. When it’s a little soft, add the prawns, coriander leaves and seasoning.

Stir it well

Stir it well

Give a quick stir and pour in the egg mixture in Ingredients A. Keep stirring until it boils. Dish up and serve hot. We had it with rice and it was really delicious. The coriander leaves gives it a very beautiful flavour while the sauce was fine, creamy and tasty.

Ingredients C (seasoning)
2t sugar
1t chicken stock
1t sesame oil
1t wine

Delicious with rice

Delicious with rice

What have you been cooking lately? Have you had a successful experiment with food? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other prawn recipes that you may be interested in:
Dry Seafood Curry
Tiger Prawns In Butter Sauce
Pumpkin, Prawns And Coconut Soup (Thai)
King Prawns And Vegetables Stir Fry
Shrimps And Bok Choy Stir Fry

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3hungrytummies  on December 4th, 2009

looks very delicious!! I have always love the combination of prawns with gourd ;)

Divina  on December 4th, 2009

Oh yum. It looks and tastes delicious Of course, it is. Drick loves prawns and shrimps and we both love them too. Let’s go over to Drick’s place one time and have a prawn/shrimp parts. :D

Mary  on December 4th, 2009

@3hungrytummies - This is the first time I tried. Should have asked you long time ago. My family really liked it.

@Divina - Come, lets pack and go. I’m sure Drick will be delighted. We will have East meets West Party :P I only want all the prawns…haha

Sook  on December 4th, 2009

Have you thought about moving out to U.S and be my chef?! :) All your food looks wonderful and delicious. I love shrimp and this recipe is a keeper!

penny aka jeroxie  on December 4th, 2009

more prawns! your family must be so lucky to have it so often…. yummo.

Mary  on December 4th, 2009

@Sook - Haha…I would love to & get to taste all your awesome food. Better be neighbours so that we can exchange food :P

@Penny - There’s never an equal share…I’ll always have more….LOL

Shirley  on December 4th, 2009

Good combination of prawns and marrow!

Drick  on December 4th, 2009

Mary, thanks so much for the mention - you are, as always too kind….and you and Divina are always welcome in my kitchen - that would be a blast…lovely recipe, never would have thought of the sugar….

Alta  on December 4th, 2009

I am unfamiliar with this marrow. Marrow in my mind is the stuff in the center of bones. Is this like a summer squash?

anncoo  on December 4th, 2009

Mary, I want you to be my neighbour too :DD

Natasha - 5 Star Foodie  on December 4th, 2009

What a great combination of shrimp and marrow, very yummy!

Mary  on December 4th, 2009

@Shirley - Thanks for lovely comment.

@Drick - Yes, Divina & I will forget all about healthy food and just eat our hearts out…LOL….especially the prawns :P

@Alta - Haha….I was confused too before. It’s a type of squash and it’s very delicious. I’m not sure if it’s seasonal but it’s still available.

@Anncoo - LOL…I’m packing to move….love your food too :P

@Natasha - Thanks for lovely compliment.

Mathea  on December 4th, 2009

Gourd and shrimp sounds divine - I think you shouldn’t worry about your skills with prawns, these look pretty good to me!

foodlovee  on December 4th, 2009

Yes I love prawns with gourd, expect with bitter gourd.

Mary  on December 4th, 2009

@Mathea - Thanks for your encouragement. Hope I will have more prawn dishes. They are so delicious.

@Foodlovee - With bitter gourd? Not sure whether I will try that. I think I’ll end up eating it all alone….haha.

cheah  on December 4th, 2009

The marrow, is it from the same family as the cucumber? The prawns look yummy, my favourite too but have to watch my cholesterol level.

Anna  on December 4th, 2009

Looks like we all want you as a neighbor, with all this delicious food. I also thought marrow was the bone center. Will look for it at the Farmer”s Market.

Mary  on December 4th, 2009

@Cheah - No, I think it belongs to the gourd family. We love it. Tastes very good even just fried with eggs.

@Anna - Oh…I would love to live near you too….love all your many delicious food. Hope you can find the marrow.

Janice  on December 4th, 2009

ooh I love prawns too, but not so keen on marrow!

Mary  on December 4th, 2009

@Janice - You can use other vegetables to replace the marrow.

Light Delight with TouTou  on December 4th, 2009

My Mom love to cook Prawns too! so she turn my Dad and I into a big shrimp eater :-D whenever I see a shrimp dish on the blog or on the menu, I would have my eyes widely open :-D the dish looks so so good…very family style !!! I love big plates of prawns haha

Mary  on December 5th, 2009

@Light Delight with Tou Tou - Whah…you are very lucky. I guess you know how to cook prawns in many ways then. I love big plates of prawns, too, not only impressive in look but enough to share :P

joy  on December 7th, 2009

OMG prawns AND MARROW?! you are speakin my language Mary — this looks absolutely divine!

Mary  on December 8th, 2009

@Joy - Haha….you have to cook this to enjoy it…..creamy and delicious.

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