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Lemon Shrimps (Prawns) Recipe

Lemon Shrimps (Prawns) Recipe

Lemon Shrimps

Lemon Shrimps ( Prawns ) are delectable and delicious whereas the taste is concerned . Not only the taste is lip smacking but the dish itself looks vibrant and appealing to the eyes.


I had this lemon shrimps ( prawns ) in one of the restaurant and it just caught my eyes, the taste was simply delicious and so if the taste is tongue tickling then I have to try at home . In fact I have posted Lemon chicken too , some days back , a variation of this Recipe ( click here for the recipe ) . You may like it if you are chicken lover too.

Without much ado , Here is my lip smacking Lemon Shrimps recipe

You may also like my other amazing shrimp recipes



  • 300 -350 gms big shrimps (prawns)
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 1/8 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp vinegar
  • green color  (optional )
  • Salt


  • 2-3 tbsp butter
  • 1 and half cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 2 – 3 tbsp vinegar
  • 3-4 tbsp soya sauce
  • 2 tsp green sauce
  • 1 small tsp sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 medium sized green capsicum
  • 1 medium sized red capsicum
  • 1 medium sized yellow capsicum
  • 1 onion chopped into long thin strips
  • 7-10 garlic finely chopped
  • 3-4 green chilies
  • pinch of food color ( green )
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Ajinomoto ( optional )
  • Salt
  • Oil


  • Clean , wash and devein the shrimps and marinate for an hour with all the ingredients mention under “MARINATION ” section .
  • In a food processor add coriander leaves and make a paste of it . ( add little water if needed ) 
  • In a wok ,drizzle some oil and add finely chopped garlic in the oil and saute for a minute , add 1 chopped green chilly too and fry . 
  • Now add long thin strips of onions and fry for a minute , add salt , soya , green chilly sauce , vinegar , half lime juice .
  • Add all the capsicum chopped into thin long strips and saute for half a minute . 
  • Add coriander paste , salt , rest of the lime juice , chopped green chilies ( the remaining left over chilies ) and sugar . Cook on high flame for a minute . 
  • Side by side in another  wok or pan add butter and fry the marinated shrimps on high flame for 3-4 minutes or until the water has dried up completely. Off the gas .
  • Mean while in a small bowl add 1/2 cup water , corn flour and green color , mix well and add to the gravy.
  • Bring a boil and thicken the sauce , adjust lime juice , soya sauce , salt , vinegar if needed. ( I added here again soya , salt , lime juice and vinegar to balance the taste , but if you feel the taste is balanced so do not add more soya sauce , salt , lime juice , vinegar )
  • Once the gravy thickens , add the shrimps ( prawns )  , mix well and saute for half a minute. Transfer Lemon Shrimps on a serving plate and serve hot.


  • Increase or decrease the number of green chillies as per your preferences.
  • Increase or decrease the number of tablespoon’s of soya sauce, chilly  sauces, vinegar as per your preferences.
  • I never add Ajinomoto salt in any of my Chinese dishes , because it is unhealthy , but if you want to add , it totally depends on you . Better If you avoid it.
  • If you aren’t adding peeled shrimps then check how to clean the shrimps (prawns) click here for recipe )  



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