Ming Tsai shares his delicious king prawn recipe as featured on Episode 23 of Simply Ming.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 large shallot, sliced

  • 1/2 ginger bud, rough chopped

  • 1 bunch garlic scapes or chives, chopped, 2 tablespoons reserved for garnish

  • 2 Thai bird chiles, sliced

  • 4 large prawns, shell-on, deveined

  • 1 sour mango or under-ripe mango, peeled and diced

  • 1 sweet mango, peeled and diced

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 tablespoon minced lemongrass, white part only

  • 4 to 5 drops fish sauce

  • 1/2 cup chicken stock

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • 1.

    Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add the oil and swirl to coat bottom of pan. Add shallots, ginger bud, garlic scapes, chilies and sauté until softened and aromatic, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • 2.

    Add the prawns, mangoes and sugar, and sauté one minute. Add lemongrass, fish sauce, chicken stock, lemon juice and cook until liquid reduced by 1/2, about 2 minutes.

  • 3.

    Add butter, toss and taste for seasoning.

  • 4.

    Transfer prawns to serving plate, top with mango sauce and garnish with garlic scapes or chives.

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