This simple Fried Turnip Cake in XO Sauce recipe by Executive Chef Cao Can Hui of Dynasty Seafood Restaurant makes a great addition to your Lunar New Year at-home feast.
Turnip cake is an essential Lunar New Year dish in Hong Kong and XO Sauce is one of the most luxurious Hong Kong condiments. Together, they make an excellent pairing.
Adding the prawns and scallops to the dish elevates the gourmet experience.
There are many prosperous meaning to eating Turnip Cake paired with XO Sauce, Prawns and Scallops.
The pronunciation of cake in Chinese is gao which also sounds like “high.” So eating gao is a symbol of “going higher.”
Prawns is pronounced as ha in Chinese word and sounds like laughter while Scallop is a symbol of prosperity.
As part of the Chinese Restaurant Awards Initiative for Chinese New Year, 2021 Dining for the Feast of Fortune, Dynasty Restaurant is selling their Premium Artisan XO Sauce handmade by Executive Chef Cao Can Hui.
They are priced at $35 for each 6.7oz jar, and 25% of the proceeds will be donated to the new St. Paul’s.
Turnip Cake in XO Sauce with Prawns and Scallops Recipe
This recipe creates 4 servings.
- 500 g Turnip Cake
- 3 tablespoons XO Sauce
- 8 Prawns Recommend Oceanwise or sustainable
- 8 Jumbo Scallop Recommend Oceanwise or sustainable
- 5 ounces Bean Sprouts
- Devein the prawns, slightly cut the side.
- Cut the turnip cake into 1-inch cube sizes
- Put the prawns and scallops in boiling water; let it cook and remove as soon as water reboils.
- In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, add two tablespoons of Canola Oil. Pan-fry the turnip cake until golden brown on all sides. Transfer to a plate.
- In the same pan, add one tablespoon of Canola Oil. Add the prawns and scallops. Add Dynasty’s XO Sauce. Stir often until almost cooked.
- Add bean spouts and turnip cake. Mix well and cook for three minutes.
- Ready to serve.
It is recommended to use Oceanwise or sustainable prawns and scallops.