Stir-fry prawns with peppers & spinach

Stir-fry prawns with peppers & spinach

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

This is a brilliant speedy supper for two. Pick up the ingredients on your way home

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
269
protein
21g
carbs
7g
fat
18g
saturates
3g
fibre
2g
sugar
0g
salt
3.38g

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp groundnut or sunflower oil
  • 2 fat garlic cloves, sliced thinly
  • 1 small red pepper, cored, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 200g pack raw peeled tiger prawns, defrosted and patted dry
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or Thai fish sauce
  • 100g bag baby spinach leaves

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Method

  1. Heat a wok until you can feel a good heat rising. Add 2 tbsp oil and, a few secs later, the garlic slices. Stir-fry until they start to turn golden, then using a slotted spoon, spoon onto kitchen paper to drain.
  2. Toss in the pepper and stir-fry for 1 min or so until softened, then scoop out and set aside. Add the remaining tbsp oil. Heat, then toss in the prawns and stir-fry for another 2-3 mins until cooked and beginning to brown. Add the soy or fish sauce.
  3. Throw in the spinach and stir-fry until it begins to wilt. Return the peppers and crisp garlic to the wok, then serve immediately.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2005

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gillh007's picture

Totally agree with previous comments, really not nice. Will not do again :0((

Kelly Yeates's picture

I have no idea what went wrong. I love prawns, I love spinach, I adore garlic, soy sauce is fab and peppers are delicious but I didn't enjoy the flavour combination of this dish at all. I usually enjoy dishes that are very savoury. I'm afraid I have to disagree with the general consensus and say it was mediocre. Whilst the dish is easy and speedy to make, I wouldn't bother with it again unless something else was added to liven it up.

denidax's picture

This is easy and delicious. I added a couple of tbsp of oyster sauce as well, but otherwise followed the recipe as it is. Very fast to make for a weekly dinner

jul34es's picture

made this for tea tonight but instead of adding spinach i added noodles which went down a treat.

sarahdawn10's picture
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Just finished eating this amazing dish.
Read the comments before hand and added chilli & ginger. Also a yellow pepper for colour....added the fish sauce AND the soy sauce and fab !!! Everyone happy.....2 teenage sons (who eat for England) and husband. Will def make again :)

riszkyramadhani's picture
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quick , so easy to make , and i can add more chilies to make it more spicy .. love it !

sammie7649's picture
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Really quick and easy to make...and delicious!! Will be a definite favourite from now on.

mercy3's picture
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so yummy!
i really recommend this recipe. easy and healty and delicious.
actually i made this as pasta sauce but now i wanna know more chinese recipe which is fit with this main dish.
this is chinese or like chinese , isn't it ?

ma5hed's picture
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Love this recipe, a regular quick evening meal for us

knowledge's picture

As a total novice to the dark art I ventured in with trepidation. This was the first recipe I chose from this site and I found it easy to do and VERY tasty. Highly recommended, and if you’re a single guy looking to impress in the kitchen make this once for yourself to get the hang of it, then again for your date; she’ll be impressed.

phish960's picture
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Delicious! Great for a light supper

neilharbi's picture
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Delicious! I added some chopped shitake mushrooms and a chilli pepper. I used a mixture of olive and sesame oils for frying. A very colourful attractive dish

ppan020's picture
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This was yummy, I tried it with some cherry tomatoes and added 3 tsp of thai red curry paste, 1tsp crushed ginger and dried chilli flakes. Worked really well. The kitchen still smells of it and it's making me hungry!!

phish960's picture
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Great - healthy, quick and delicious

vickivale's picture
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really very nice indeed. would recommend. will def add chilli next time.

mi4ence's picture
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great recipe!!! always did them only with chilli and garlic, but this is far more tasty!

njwilson121's picture
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This was a pretty nice recipe. It feels very fresh and healthy - though I did add some ginger and chilli to give it a bit of 'oomph'! Served it with basmati rice, and I will no doubt do it again, due to the fact it's so easy to do. I think I'll choose soy rather than fish sauce next time though, because the fish sauce was rather overpowering.

menapian's picture
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Magnificent. The prawns didn't know what hit them.

choogla's picture
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Fab - have cooked it many times. Very quick and easy.
Have added chiili and ginger for a different variety of tastes.
Also chilli flavoured straight to wok noodles work well with this dish.

jburton's picture

Correction...... i ment 1teaspoon of chinese 5 spice.

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