Saturday, January 18, 2014

Golden Salted Egg Pumpkin Prawns

We used to order this pumpkin prawn in claypot dish every time we visited Bali Seafood restaurant in Gillman Village many years ago before they ceased operation. The kids, especially Audrey, fell in love with the dish and has been requesting me to cook her this dish every year for her birthday.

Last week was her 9th birthday and again she requested for this but I gave the dish a slight twist by adding salted egg yolk. 

The sweetness from the pumpkin balances the unique savoury aroma from the salted egg yolk. Curry leaves and chilli padi give the dish the extra kick!


1kg big prawns
100ml pumpkin puree
5 cooked salted egg yolks
1 tsp mince garlic
1/2 tsp minced ginger
A bunch of curry leaves
2 chilli padi
150ml evaporated milk (according to your preference)
Sesame oil
2 tbsp butter

Batter for Prawn
1 egg
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp oil
3 tbsp plain flour
1tbsp corn flour
1/2 tsp salt
150ml water


Mash and mince salted egg yolks.

Heat oil and fry salted egg yolks until foamy. Add minced garlic and ginger and fry until fragrant. Dish up and put aside.

Shell and devein prawns. Pat dry and marinade prawns with 1/2 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp salt and 1tsp sesame oil for half an hour.

Dip prawns in batter and deep-fry in hot oil until golden brown. Dish up and put aside.

Heat wok and add butter, curry leave and chilli padi. Fry until frangrant. Add the golden salted egg yolk prepared earlier and fry briefly over low heat. Add pumpkin puree and evaporated milk. Mix well and bring to slight boil. Add salt and sugar to taste.

Stir in the deep-fried prawns and let coat well with the salted egg pumpkin sauce.

Serve immediately.

* To make pumpkin puree, simply steam skinned pumpkin slices on high heat for 10 minutes or until cooked. Use a food processor or handheld blender to blend into puree. The puree can be pre-made and kept in fridge/freezer until needed.

* Golden salted egg yolk (or Golden sand as it gives a golden yellow and sandy texture) can also be made before hand. Perfect with prawns, squid or even chicken.


  1. There's one place here that serves something like this, salted egg pumpkin or prawns - very nice but yours is simply awesome. The whole works - salted egg and pumpkin and prawns, all in one. Yum! Yum!

    1. Thanks Arthur! This is quite easy, you should cook this for Melissa!

  2. so yummy! not even Audrey love it. I love it too!

  3. Look golden, look also feel so good, if eat them, sure very yummy!

  4. This is something very special, I have tried pumpkin with salted egg but yours is definitely worth trying. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe :)

  5. It sure sounds good! What an indulgence :)

  6. I usually cook pumpkin with minced pork and green beans but this dish with salted egg and prawns sounds way better :D

    Belated Happy Birthday to your Audrey , Alvin !

    1. Hi Anne! Interesting combination... Can you share the recipe? :D


  7. I once ordered a whole plate of this (without the pumpkin) and ate it all by myself, one after another! I love this it to bits! This will be a favorite of mine to I am pretty sure!

    1. Oh my! You finished the whole plate all by yourself?! Clap Clap!!! :D

  8. This looks divine and sure taste yummy. I just had an awful squid with salted egg at Impxxxxx Trexxxxx.

  9. I tried this pumpkin prawn dish once in SG and loved it! So glad you've posted the recipe, and it looks fantastic!

  10. Hi Godson, I'm not a fan of pumpkin but a huge fan of prawns. So I just look see, look see only. LOL But... it look delightful. Nice click :))

    Best regards.

  11. Love the sound of this! I've never had those 3 ingredients together before - pumpkin, prawns and egg. But it sounds like a really delicious dish!


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