Spicy Prawn and Courgette Stir Fry

Spicy Prawn and Courgette Stir Fry


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About this recipe: A delicious hot Chinese dish. Prawns are stir-fried with garlic, onions, courgettes and baby sweetcorn, in a wonderfully hot and spicy sauce. Add more chilli bean sauce if you like your food really hot. Serve with rice.

tonytsang Quebec, Canada

Serves: 4 

  • 10 raw, shell-on prawns
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cornflour, as needed
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 courgettes, chopped
  • 8 baby sweetcorn, cut into thirds
  • 3 tablespoons chilli bean sauce (toban djan)
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:10min marinating  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Season prawns with salt and pepper. Let sit for 10 minutes. Then lightly dredge in cornflour.
  2. Heat a large frying pan with 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Fry ths prawns until cooked, about 3-5 minutes, depending on their size. Set aside.
  3. Heat the same frying pan with 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Saute the garlic until aromatic, 2-3 minutes. Add the onions and salt and cook until soft, 3-4 minutes.
  4. Stir in courgettes and baby sweetcorn and mix well. Add the chilli bean sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, sugar and water, stir well. Bring the mixture to the boil and add the prawns. Stir, then serve.


Chilli bean sauce (toban djan) can be purchased in Chinese/Oriental speciality stores.

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