Filipino Steamed Prawns Recipe

Serves/Makes: 2 - 3 servings


  • 1 pound medium or large prawns (shrimps)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 lime or 2 calamansi
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 3 cups water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
How to cook Filipino Steamed Prawns:
  • Dash the prawns with salt and pepper, then squeeze some lime or calamansi then set aside.
  • Prepare the steamer by putting the water, garlic, onion, peppercorn, the empty calamansi or lime fruit that we squeezed and butter, bring to a boil.
  • Steam the prawns until cooked (4 minutes each side) cooking time depends upon the size.
  • Once cooked remove from the steamer, then serve with your favorite sauce.
  • Serve the Filipino Steamed Prawns hot with chopped spring onion, sauteed onion and a little oyster sauce if desired.
Filipino Steamed Prawns recipe


The Filipino Steamed Prawns is a very affordable dish. This recipe is delicious, simple, and really easy to cook.

This recipe for Filipino Steamed Prawns serves/makes: 2 - 3 servings

The Filipino Steamed Prawns recipe and pictures are adopted from The Philippine Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Shrimp (more Shrimp recipes)
Preparation Method: Steamed (more Steamed recipes)
Cuisine: Filipino (more Filipino recipes)

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