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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jburton's picture

Deme has a lovey idea of also adding some ginger or chilli. I like the sound of this, i think i would fry thinly sliced ginger and chilli together with the garlic and then flollow the recipe as its written. I also like the idea of adding straight to wok noodles so i will do this and instead of just the soy sauce i will mix the 2 tablespoons of soy as suggested above with 1 tablespoon of chinese 5 spice. Nice and quick but extremly tasty aswell..

caitoleary's picture

where are the ingrediants???

mrsharrison's picture

Distinctly average stirfry. The only plus points- low fat and healthy. Will not be making this again.

hollywoozle's picture
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This recipe is delicious, far more so than I had expected. It sounds as though it should be quite bland but it turned out to be very tasty and great with noodles. I followed the recipe amounts but used prawns which were already cooked and normal spinach instead of baby (as that's all I had). I also ground some chilli flakes over the prawns as they were cooking and this gave the meal a nice kick. Will definitely make this again - fast, simple and yummy!

greigmuir's picture
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I added a couple of teaspoons of Thai Yellow curry paste, a bit of green pepper and a few cherry tom's...lovely...definately make it again

kanie1980's picture
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I added a red chilli into the mix. Served with chicken noodles - FANTASTIC!!!

provene's picture
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This is a firm favourite with myself and my husband - good for you, tasty quick - what's not to like?!

carol_layton's picture
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Made this a few times now. Quick, easy and tasty too

renomate's picture
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Awful, had to put a pizza in the oven after making this, couldnt eat it at all - waste of oney buying prawns :(

mrsmusg's picture
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I cooked this for supper & found it to be very tasty and quick, but next time I may add either a small amount of chilli or ginger to it just for a change. Would reccomend it though. Also very good for those of us trying to loose weight

debiii's picture
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For a fairly simple dish this was really nice. You can get away with only 2 tablespoons of oil - less fat. I added some straight to wok noodles for a complete meal.

cezalig's picture
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delicious and easy to make

veronikak's picture
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Beautiful dish! Plus really quick and easy to make.

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