Honey Sesame Prawns

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"From our weekday newspaper The West Australian. Times are estimated."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (320.4 g)
  • Calories 543.9
  • Total Fat - 4.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 51.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 121 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.6 g
  • Sugars - 25.8 g
  • Protein - 5.2 g
  • Calcium - 57.6 mg
  • Iron - 2.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 84.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Combine cornflour, shaoxing wine, honey, garlic and sesame oil in a small bowl and set aside.

Step 2

Heat wok over a high heat and when starting to smoke, add 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil and swirl pan to coat and stir-fry 1⁄3 prawns for 2 minutes or until pink and almost cooked through.

Step 3

Transfer to a large bowl and repeat for another 2 batches and if necessary, carefully wipe wok clean with paper towel in between batches, before adding oil.

Step 4

Add remaining oil to wok over a high heat swirling to coat, then add onion and capsicum and stir-fry for 1 minute or until onion starts to soften and the add snow peas and stir-fry for 30 seconds or until snow peas are almost tender.

Step 5

Return prawns to wok with cornflour mixture and stir-fry for 1 minute or until heated through and sauce is thick.

Step 6

Stir in garlic chives and half the sesame seeds.

Step 7

Serve immediately topped with Thai basil and remaining sesame seeds.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.