Mmm nom nom! I made a great dinner last night even if I do say so myself. Sweet Chilli Prawns. They were absolutely yummy so I thought I would share the recipe with you. The recipe came from a book called Bowl Food that my sister gave me a number of years ago. It's my favourite cookbook and some of my favourite recipes come from there (Yakiudon and Jambalaya being some of my favourite - I might share them with you sometime too...). I haven't made this recipe before as I'd been put off by the length of ingredients, But while considering what to eat this week as I was doing the weekly shopping list, I came across this and realised that most of the ingredients are already in my store cupboard / fridge and I'd bookmarked it ages ago to try out. So I decided to give it a go tonight and it was REALLY easy! Seriously, if you can get hold of the ingredients and you like prawns you should give it a go.
Sweet Chilli Prawns (Serves 4)
What You Need:
1 kg raw prawns (I used 2 packets)
2 tbsp peanut / groundnut oil
large chunk of ginger cut into thin strips
2 cloves garlic crushed / chopped finely
5 spring onions cut diagonally
1/3 cup (80ml) chilli garlic sauce
2 tbsp tomato sauce
2 tbsp dry sherry or Chinese rice wine if you can get it (I used sherry)
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp soft brown sugar
1 tsp cornflour mixed with 1/2 cup (125 ml) water
What to Do
- Peel / devein the prawns if you need to. Heat a wok til it is very hot, add the oil and swirl to coat.
- When the oil is smoking, quickly throw in the ginger, garlic and spring onion.
- Stir fry for a minute and then add the prawns. Stir fry for 2 minutes until the prawns start to turn pink.
- Remove the prawns and set aside for the next bit...
- Put the chilli garlic sauce, tomato sauce, sugar, vinegar, sherry, soy sauce and cornflour mix into a bowl and whisk it together.
- Put the mixture into the wok and heat, stirring until it begins to thicken.
- Add the prawns and cook for another minute or two until they are cooked and heated through.
- Serve with noodles or rice and enjoy!
Oh and if you ever see it in the shops or online, you should try out Bowl Food - I've tried lots of the recipes in it by now and I have not yet had anything which wasn't absolutely delicious. As I said, jambalaya and yakiudon are among my favourites, but Pad Thai, Paella, Sri Lankan Chicken Curry and Cauliflower soup are pretty awesome too...
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