Szechwan prawns

Szechwan prawns


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About this recipe: A simple, impressive dish, which can be either a quick weeknight main or a dinner party dish. For more or less heat, adjust the amount of chilli. Serve with hot steamed rice.


Serves: 4 

  • 4 tablespoons (60ml) water
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) soya sauce
  • 2 teaspoons corn flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped red chilli (or to taste)
  • 1 cm grated or minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) vegetable oil
  • 3 shallots, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 375g cooked prawns, cleaned and deveined

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. In a bowl, stir together water, tomato sauce, soya sauce, corn flour, honey, chilli and ground ginger. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a wok or frypan over medium-high heat. Stir in shallots and garlic; cook 30 seconds. Stir in the prawns and toss to coat with oil. Stir in sauce. Cook and stir until sauce is bubbly and thickened.

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