Thai prawns with pineapple & green beans

Thai prawns with pineapple & green beans

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2
This midweek stir-fry is packed with goodness from the crunchy veggies. It's flavoured with lime, Thai basil and ginger

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal228
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre3g
  • protein22g
  • salt2.6g
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 lemongrass stalks, tough outer leaves removed, the rest finely chopped
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, shredded



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 100g fresh pineapple chunks



    With its tuft of spiky, dusty green leaves and cross-hatched, golden orange skin, the pineapple…

  • 100g green bean
  • 100g whole cherry tomato
  • 200g raw king prawn
  • small pack Thai basil leaves or regular basil leaves

For the sauce

  • 4 tbsp lime juice, plus wedges to serve
  • 2 tbsp liquid chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
    Fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • 1 tbsp soft brown sugar


  1. Mix the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside.

  2. Heat the oil in a large wok. Sauté the lemongrass and ginger until golden. Add the pineapple, beans and cherry tomatoes, and stir-fry for 3-5 mins until the beans are just cooked. Add the prawns and the sauce. Stir-fry for another 3-5 mins until the prawns are cooked, then throw in most of the basil leaves. Serve with lime wedges and the remaining basil leaves scattered over.

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2nd Jun, 2019
Very tasty. We really enjoined combination of flavors. I think you can easily avoid brown sugar and add a bit less of pineapple to make it less sugary
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26th Nov, 2018
Very odd combination of flavours and unlike any Thai food I've ever tasted. Not actually horrible, just very strange
Huw's picture
23rd Oct, 2018
They simply don’t sell all these kind of ingredients for this diet where I live. This one is not so bad. Oh to be middle class. Some of the ingredients in the other recipes I’ve never come across.
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Sakura Cerezo
18th Mar, 2018
I change the amounts of ginger, lemon grass and lemon, it worked well with the flavors.
sazlou00's picture
9th May, 2017
The ginger was a bit too much and the flavours didn't really go well together. Didn't finish.
11th Jan, 2016
This was quick and easy, but I really didn't like the combination of flavors- too much competition for a star flavor, so nothing shone.
25th May, 2014
This was a nice, quick, dinner recipe. I used lemongrass paste (approx 2 tsp), and one chicken stock gel pot mixed with some boiling water. Served with rice it was very tasty, will make again.
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