Stir fried basil and chilli prawns

    1 hour 15 min

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


    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    12 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 500g large prawns
    • salt, sugar and pepper 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  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

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

    Cook's note

    Check out the original recipe on my blog, Bits of Taste.

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    Made certain changes, trebled the quantity of Garlic and used green chillies instead of red as only the former are readily available here. An easy and flavour-full dish!  -  10 Nov 2013