Prawn and vegetable foo yung

    30 min

    This Chinese-style dish starts with a stir-fry of colourful vegetables and prawns that is then layered with omelette underneath and omelette ribbons over the top.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 8 eggs
    • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
    • 3 tbsp chopped fresh coriander (optional)
    • 2 tsp cornflour
    • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
    • 2 tbsp dry or medium sherry
    • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
    • 300g broccoli florets, thinly sliced
    • 1 orange or red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
    • 50g fresh root ginger, peeled and cut into thin strips
    • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 4 spring onions, sliced
    • 350g peeled raw prawns, thawed and drained if frozen
    • 200g bean sprouts

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Beat the eggs with the sesame oil and coriander, if using, then set aside. Mix the cornflour to a smooth paste with the soy sauce and sherry, and set aside.
    2. Heat half the vegetable oil in a large frying pan or wok. Add the broccoli, pepper, ginger, garlic and spring onions, and stir-fry for 5 minutes or until the broccoli looks bright green and is just tender. Pour in the cornflour mixture and stir for 1 minute.
    3. Add the prawns and cook for 2 minutes, then add the bean sprouts and cook for a further 1 minute or until the prawns are pink. Transfer to a large bowl, including all the juices, and keep warm. Wipe the pan with a piece of kitchen paper.
    4. Add the remaining vegetable oil to the pan and heat it for a few seconds. Pour in just over half the egg mixture and swirl the pan to spread it out evenly. Stir once or twice, then let the egg set for about 3 minutes. Loosen the omelette with a slice and transfer it to a serving dish.
    5. Quickly add the remaining egg mixture to the pan and cook for 1–2 minutes until just set. Turn out onto a board and cut into ribbons. Spoon the vegetables on top of the whole omelette, scatter the omelette ribbons over the top and serve immediately.


    Frozen stir-fry vegetable mixes are ideal for making a foo-yung in a hurry. * Omit the prawns for a vegetarian version.

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    This tasted so good ! Didn't have broccoli but substituted for courgettes which worked really well! Also added sliced carrot. Omelette worked really well with the dish. Loved it.  -  02 Mar 2014


    I needed to use a surplus of eggs and forgot all about foo yung until I did a search. A very tasty & health conscious recipe  -  07 Jun 2011


    Altered ingredient amounts. I didn't have any bean sprouts so just used a variety of mixed veg such as julienne carrot, courgette and some bamboo shoots  -  07 Jun 2011