Chilli Honey and Garlic Prawns

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Recipe: #15099

October 24, 2014

"My DH printed this recipe from a blog and asked me to save it here for us to try when we could get some of the local Mandurah prawns to try it with. Times are estimated and do not include peeling prawns, which would take me about 15 to 25 minutes depending on size of prawns. We made this last night and I have made some minor changes to the original recipe, we served it with fried rice (which I had defrosted from the freezer and heated in the microwave) for a quick easy meal. The original recipe had 380 grams of prawns but we found 500 grams (this is unpeeled weight) did the 2 of us for a main meal but would do 4 has an entree or starter course or as a main if adding more sides. We added the fresh chilli to the recipe as we do enjoy a spicy prawn dish."

Original is 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (525 g)
  • Calories 820.4
  • Total Fat - 14.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 527.2 mg
  • Sodium - 3075.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 101.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 14.9 g
  • Sugars - 5.7 g
  • Protein - 75.7 g
  • Calcium - 304 mg
  • Iron - 6.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 113.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.8 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a bowl, stir together water, tomato sauce, soy sauce, cornflour, honey, crushed chilli flakes and ground ginger and then set aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a wok or large frypan over medium-high heat and stir in spring onions, garlic and chilli and cook for 30 seconds.

Step 3

Stir in prawns and toss to coat with oil and then stir in prepared water and sauce mix and cook and stir until it is bubbly and thickened.

Step 4

Serve over cooked rice.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting prawns, look for ones with a bright pink color and a firm texture.
  • If you prefer a milder flavor, leave out the chilli or reduce the amount used.

  • Substitute honey with maple syrup: Maple syrup is a healthier alternative to honey, as it contains lower levels of fructose and is higher in antioxidants. It also has a slightly different flavor, which can add a unique twist to this recipe.
  • Substitute vegetable oil with coconut oil: Coconut oil is a healthier alternative to vegetable oil, as it is rich in healthy fats and contains lauric acid, which has antiviral and antibacterial properties. It also has a mild, sweet flavor that can add an interesting depth of flavor to the dish.

Lemon and Dill Prawns Replace the honey, red pepper flakes, and ginger with 1 teaspoon of lemon zest, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of fresh dill. Omit the chili. Cook the garlic and spring onions as instructed, but then stir in the prawns and lemon juice and zest. Cook until the prawns are heated through, then stir in the fresh dill and serve over cooked rice.

Garlic Roasted Broccoli - This simple side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Chilli Honey and Garlic Prawns. Roasting the broccoli in garlic and olive oil adds a delicious flavor and makes a great healthy side dish to complete the meal.

Coconut Rice: Coconut Rice is a delicious and fragrant side dish that goes perfectly with the Chilli Honey and Garlic Prawns. The creamy coconut flavor pairs well with the spicy prawns, and the fluffy texture of the rice helps to balance out the dish. Plus, it's easy to make and can be ready in just minutes.


Q: Is it possible to make this recipe without the chili?

A: Yes, the chili is optional and can be omitted if desired. The dish will still have plenty of flavor from the garlic and honey.

Q: Is this recipe suitable for vegetarians?

A: Yes, this recipe is suitable for vegetarians as it does not contain any meat or animal products.

1 Reviews


This is a great tasting recipe that was really quick and easy to get together. Hubby and I both enjoyed this, just the right amount of heat for us :)


review by:
(16 Mar 2015)

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Fun facts:

The dish Chilli Honey and Garlic Prawns is believed to have originated from the Sichuan province in China. It is a popular dish in Chinese cuisine and is often served as a starter or entree.

The famous US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is known to be a fan of this dish and has been spotted ordering it from Chinese restaurants. She is also said to have included this dish in her tour rider for her concerts.