Stir-fry prawns with peppers & spinach

Stir-fry prawns with peppers & spinach

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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

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 2 fat garlic cloves, 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

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

  • 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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10th Dec, 2016
This is a really nice recipe that can be made really quickly. I normally add button mushrooms fried with garlic and a full 240g bag of spinach. It keeps till the next day and I add either rice noodles or Singapore noodles to bulk it out.
17th Jul, 2016
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!
1st Jun, 2016
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.
3rd Jan, 2014
Totally agree with previous comments, really not nice. Will not do again :0((
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Kelly Yeates
18th Nov, 2013
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.
17th Nov, 2013
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
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20th Jun, 2013
made this for tea tonight but instead of adding spinach i added noodles which went down a treat.
13th Jul, 2016
..yeah great. Because Noodles are exactly the same as Spinach aren't they????..pfft!..un-be-lievable!
1st Aug, 2018
Chill out
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7th Apr, 2013
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 :)


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