Stir-fry prawns with peppers & spinach

Stir-fry prawns with peppers & spinach

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(35 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
This is a brilliant speedy supper for two. Pick up the ingredients on your way home

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal269
  • fat18g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein21g
  • salt3.38g
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  • 3 tbsp groundnut or sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 2 fat garlic clove, sliced thinly
  • 1 small red pepper, cored, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 200g pack raw peeled tiger prawn, defrosted and patted dry
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or Thai fish sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

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  • 100g bag baby spinach leaves


  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.

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Comments (36)

galaxy863's picture

Really quick and easy. As others have suggested I added some fresh red chilli and added 2 tablespoons of soy sauce as well as a tablespoon of fish sauce. Also used a mix of red and yellow peppers and served it with noodles. Delicious!

Libby88's picture

This is a mid-week staple in our house - super quick to cook and yummy every time. You can always add in different green veg with this, sometimes I use broccoli or mange tout and I find the Tilda coconut rice perfect with this dish.

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.

peteryyz's picture

..yeah great. Because Noodles are exactly the same as Spinach aren't they????..pfft!..un-be-lievable!

sarahdawn10's picture

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

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

sammie7649's picture

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

mercy3's picture

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

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

Delicious! Great for a light supper

neilharbi's picture

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

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

Great - healthy, quick and delicious

vickivale's picture

really very nice indeed. would recommend. will def add chilli next time.

mi4ence's picture

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

njwilson121's picture

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.


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