Sunday, 1 May 2016

Peppered Prawn Stir Fry (and new Blog of the Month)

Carole's Chatter:  Peppered Prawn Stir Fry

We felt like seafood so I decided to buy some prawns.  No fresh ones were available so I bought ones that had been frozen (deveined and shelled).  They took about a day to defrost in the fridge (our fridge is set quite cold).


Bag of prawns
Pepper and salt
1 chilli finely sliced
1 courgette (zucchini) sliced
½ pack of spinach
Some basil leaves
Oil for stir frying
Chilli bean paste
Chinese cooking wine (or sherry)
Soy sauce
Fish sauce
Cornflour (corn-starch)
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp sugar


Season your defrosted prawns (after patting dry) with salt and pepper and let them sit for about 10 minutes.

Lightly dust the prawns with cornflour.

Stir fry the prawn (doesn't take long if you have the oil nice and hot).  Take the prawns out and set aside.

Stir fry the courgette and after about 3 minutes add the spinach, chilli and basil – which will cook in less than a minute.

Add a dessert spoon or so of chilli bean paste, a splash of soy sauce, a couple of spoonfuls of fish sauce, the sesame oil, sugar and Chinese cooking wine.

Add back your cooked prawns and heat through for about 30 seconds and you are done.

Serve with rice.

It's not too much work and you end up with a lovely Chinese tasting dish.

My new Blog of the Month is Jo and Sue.  Jo and Sue are twins from a small town in British Columbia in Canada. 

They are great foodies and have contributed heaps to the Food on Friday collections.  Some of their recipes that appeal to me are:


  1. Looks great. Shrimp/prawns always make for a quick and tasty dinner! ;-)

  2. I like your quick and easy Chinese style dishes. This one sounds especially good.

  3. I love shrimp, but have never had prawns. I hear they taste the same.

  4. Oh this looks so good! I love the combination of the prawns, chili bean paste, and soy. I love how it looks in the picture - fresh and flavorful.

  5. Oh that looks so pretty and appealing.

  6. I will have to go check out Jo and Sue. I like the recipes you highlighted - shrimp cob salad and pineapple upside down va,e! Bring it on.
    I don't think I have seen chilli bean paste in our markets but it sounds good so, I will look!

  7. This looks like a great stir-fry, Carol!


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