Top Shows

My Kitchen Rules

Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays | TV2

Ep48 - Grilled King Prawns with Balado and Quail Egg

Team Name: Tasia & Gracia

Prep: 1hour 30mins

Cook: 45mins

Serves: 4



12 king prawns, peeled, tails intact (6 heads reserved)

1 tbs peanut oil

4 quail eggs, soft boiled

Deep fried sliced garlic and micro herbs, to garnish

Lime wedges, to serve



6 reserved prawn heads

100ml peanut oil



5 long red chillies, chopped

2 tomatoes, chopped

Finely grated zest of 1 lime

4 cloves, garlic, chopped

2 green spring onions, chopped

2 tbs grated palm sugar

1 tbs peanut oil

1 stick lemongrass, white part only, finely chopped  

10 kaffir lime leaves, central stalk removed, finely sliced

1 tsp shrimp paste



2 tsp peanut oil

2 garlic cloves, crushed

½ eschallot, finely chopped

2 cups beansprouts

½ bunch garlic chives

2 tbs Shaoxing wine



  1. To make prawn oil, place prawn heads and oil in a small saucepan over lowest heat. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool and infuse. Strain.
  2. To make balado, process chillies, tomato, lime zest, garlic, spring onions and sugar until finely chopped.
  3. Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat. Cook lemongrass and lime leaves until soft and fragrant, add shrimp paste and cook for 1 minute. Add chilli mixture and cook until soft, thick and reduced. Blend until smooth.
  1. To make stir fry, heat oil in a hot wok over high heat. Stir fry garlic and eschallot until golden. Add beansprouts, garlic chives and wine. Stir fry for 1 minute. Season with salt and white pepper.
  2. Toss prawns with oil and season with salt and white pepper.
  3. Heat a chargrill over high heat until smoking. Cook prawns, tossing, until just cooked through.
  4. Serve prawns and balado sauce with sot boiled quails eggs. Garnish with deep fried garlic and micro herbs. Drizzle with prawn oil. Serve with lime wedges.



  • To soft boiled quail eggs, place them in boiling water for 2 ½ minutes. Transfer to a bowl of iced water.