Ginger, sesame & chilli prawn & broccoli stir-fry in a bowl

Ginger, sesame and chilli prawn & broccoli stir-fry

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2

Make our budget-friendly stir-fry with ginger, sesame and chilli prawns for a super-simple midweek meal. This speedy, low-fat supper makes a great dinner for two

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal274
  • fat9g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre5g
  • protein26g
  • salt2.6g
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  • 250g broccoli, thin-stemmed if you like, cut into even-sized florets



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 2 balls stem ginger, finely chopped, plus 2 tbsp syrup from the jar
  • 3 tbsp low-salt soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, a little thinly sliced, the rest deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • ½ tbsp sesame oil
  • 200g raw king prawns
  • 100g beansprouts


    been sp-rowts

    The two most common beansprouts are the green-capped mung bean

  • cooked rice or noodles, to serve



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…


  1. Heat a pan of water until boiling. Tip in the broccoli and cook for just 1 min – it should still have a good crunch. Meanwhile, mix the stem ginger and syrup, soy sauce, garlic and finely chopped chilli.

  2. Toast the sesame seeds in a dry wok or large frying pan. When they’re nicely browned, turn up the heat and add the oil, prawns and cooked broccoli. Stir-fry for a few mins until the prawns turn pink. Pour over the ginger sauce, then tip in the beansprouts. Cook for 30 seconds, or until the beansprouts are heated thoroughly, adding a splash more soy or ginger syrup, if you like. Scatter with the sliced chilli and serve over rice or noodles.

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16th Apr, 2020
This is delicious. I mistakenly found that if you leave the broccoli mix sitting in the frying pan (turned off) it marinades the broccoli beautifully for a really enhanced flavour - mistakenly because I had forgotten to de-vein my prawns!
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Dorota K
7th Apr, 2020
Ok, so I've just made it and I'm impressed! It's a full of flavour restaurant grade recipe. No kidding! Thank you for the recipe. I used maple syrup instead of ginger syrup as recommended in one of the comments. Thanks for the tip. Did you guys know that you can freeze ginger and garlic and then grate it straight after taking out of freezer? No waste, no chopping.
22nd Mar, 2019
Love this stir fry! Made exactly as per recipe the first time and tonight we're replacing the prawns with turkey breast as we need to use them up. I'm sure it'll be just as delicious. Serving with noodles and Aldi prawn crackers. Yum
16th Mar, 2019
Delicious stir fry...very tasty and healthy. I had the stem ginger, but the syrup had been used previously, so I substituted maple syrup and it was perfect. I served it with whole wheat noodles.
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