Thai Chili Prawns Recipe (Thailand, Asia)

Thai Chili Prawns Recipe (Thailand, Asia)

I’m a sucker for any seafood dish. Growing up on an island in the Philippines, we’d often enjoy feasts of fish, crabs, lobsters, shrimps, and of course — prawns! I can never get enough of shrimps or prawns. And the best style of cooking it? Either in garlic butter or in chili to properly soak the meat in its flavorful juices. Pair that with heaps and heaps of rice… and I’ll be in foodie heaven. I’ll save the garlic butter recipe for another time, but today, I’ll give you a taste of Thailand’s flavors with this Thai chili prawns recipe!

Now don’t let the word ‘chili’ deter you, because this dish has the right spicy-sweet combo that will make you keep asking for more servings. What’s more, this Thai chili prawns recipe is a total breeze to prepare.

I whipped up this plate at a time wherein I was still new to cooking and even at that skill level, I was able to procure something so good. That being said, no matter what your cooking skills are, this is something that you could totally try for your next meal.

So what are you waiting for? Come and give this one a try.

Thai Chili Prawns
Yield: 4

Thai Chili Prawns

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Have a taste of Thailand's cuisine with this seafood recipe!


  • 200 g Prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup Shrimp stock
  • 1/4 cup Tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Chili paste
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Oil, vegetable
  • 1 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Shallot, minced
  • 2 pcs Bird’s eye chili, sliced
  • 1 pc Egg, beaten


  1. In a bowl, combine the stock, ketchup, soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili paste, and sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a hot wok or pan, add the oil and stir fry the prawns until cooked. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Using the same wok or pan, add oil, garlic, ginger, shallots, and bird’s eye chili. Stir fry until fragrant.
  4. Add the sauce from #1 and stir a few seconds before adding the egg in a circular motion to thicken the sauce.
  5. Add the cooked prawns and mix well with the sauce.
  6. Remove from heat and serve!


Serves about 3 persons.

Depending on your preference, you can also NOT peel the prawns as you make this dish. It’s still a treat to eat, trust me!

Anyhow, I’ve tried this Thai chili prawns dish for several times now and it remains to be a hit with my family and friends. It was a bit humorous though when I mentioned that it’s a Thai dish because like most people, it can be quite daunting as they exclaim, “Is it spicy?!” You’ll love the look on their faces when they get to try it and realize that it’s not so spicy at all and oh-so-delicious!

How about you?

  • Do you like Thai food?

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  1. oh my god. I’m definitely gonna book mark this blog. Love this recipe… :)

  2. This Prawn recipe is really tasty. Here in Saudi Arabia, prawns are really cheap – surprisingly. I must try this recipe.

  3. uy wow.. we also cook chili prawns at home.. everyone loves it! It has a simpler recipe though.. prawns lg then cook it in Thai Sweet Chili sauce.. masarap ndn.. you should try that, easier to do especially if you’re just eating alone :)

  4. Same here, love prawns even I am allegic..Ewan ko bah, bakit ang sarap tlg ng bawal..LOL!

  5. I love Thai food! Spicy prawns are one of my favorites buy I’m watching my diet — prawns are high in cholesterol. Boohoo.

  6. I love seafood and I love chili prawn. It’s a bit pricey when you order this in a restaurant. Thanks for this share now I can cook it myself =)

  7. I am a sucker for seafood as well, I love crabs and shrimps a lot!

  8. I’m not really a fan of spicy food but this dish looks yummy =)


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