Salted Egg Butter Prawn Pasta

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Deliciously addictive, salted egg dishes are fast becoming a mainstay of Singaporean cuisine. Try it yourself with a fusion take on a traditional seafood pasta!

Let's start cooking!

Pasta in a pot of water

Step 1 - Cook pasta

  • In a pot, boil 4 L water with 2 Tbsp salt. Once boiling, add spaghetti and cook according to packet instructions. Drain pasta and coat spaghetti with 2 Tbsp olive oil. Set aside.
Coating pasta in olive oil prevents the pasta from drying out too fast and sticking to each other.
Fry aromatics

Step 2 - Fry aromatics

  • In a separate pan on medium heat, melt butter and add in garlic, curry leaves and chili padi. Fry for 1 minute until fragrant.
Add salted egg yolks, sugar and whipping cream

Step 3 - Add salted egg yolks, sugar and whipping cream

  • Add salted egg yolks into the pan. Using a fork or a spatula, mash the yolks and mix into the sauce until it is well combined.

  • In the same pan, add sugar and whipping cream. Mix well for 4 to 5 minutes, until sugar dissolves and sauce slightly thickens. Season to taste with salt if needed.

Add pasta and prawns

Step 4 - Add pasta and prawns

  • Toss spaghetti and prawns in the sauce. Stir well for 4 to 5 minutes, until pasta is evenly coated.
You may use either fresh or frozen prawns for this dish

Plate and serve!

Salted egg butter prawn pasta on serving dish

Transfer salted egg butter prawn pasta to serving dish and serve hot.

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