Prep: 20 mins

Cook: 30 hrs

Yields: 4 servings

This dish is a variation of the famous Singapore chilli crab. The prawns are just as delicious as the original dish, and works well as part of a main meal. Served with some stir-fry vegetables, your taste buds will take a trip to Asia without leaving the comfort of your home.

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  • 2 lbs jumbo shrimp
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 cup (8 oz) tomato purée
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 2 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt

Spice Paste

  • 4 red chili peppers
  • 1 tsp belachan
  • 4 scallions, green part only, chopped
  • 1 tbs coconut oil, melted

Stir Fry Vegetables

  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tbs grated giner
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 1 red peppers, thinly sliced
  • 2 bok choy, washed and leaves separated
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt


Spice Paste

  • Place all of the spice paste ingredients in a blender. Blitz until it resembles a paste.
  • Heat a large wok over a high heat. Melt the coconut oil then add the spice paste. Stir-fry for several minutes, or until the paste starts to change colour.
  • Add the tomato purée, tomato paste, vinegar and salt and bring to the boil. Cook for several minutes or until the sauce has thickened slightly.


  • Add the shrimp and stir to coat thoroughly. Cook until the shrimp have turned pink and are cooked through. Remove from the heat.

Stir Fry Vegetables

  • In a separate frying pan, heat the coconut oil until melted then add the ginger then vegetables. Stir-fry for a few minutes or until the vegetables are lightly cooked. Add the sesame oil and season with salt.

To Serve

  • Serve the shrimp with the stir-fry vegetables in a large bowl or plate, along with plenty of napkins for sticky fingers.


  • Belachan is a dried shrimp paste and can be found in Asian supermarkets.

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