Stir fried basil and chilli prawns

Stir fried basil and chilli prawns


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About this recipe: Bouncy, sweet, fragrant and a little spicy... A quick and easy dish for those who love prawns! This is gone within minutes!

BitsOfTaste Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Serves: 4 

  • 500g large prawns
  • a pinch salt, sugar and pepper, or to taste
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, cut in half lengthways and deseeded
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • basil leaves, to garnish

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:1hr soaking  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Wash the prawns, remove shell & vein. Retain the tail. Pat dry. Soak prawns in ice cold water & ice cubes with some salt for 1 hour. Drain.
  2. Take half of the chilli and mince. Slice the other half into strips. Marinate with salt, sugar, pepper, chopped basil, minced garlic & minced red chilli for 10 mins.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil. Stir fry prawns for 5 mins or till cooked. Mix in chilli strips. Mix well. Garnish with some fresh sweet basil leaves. Serve with rice or noodles.

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