Stir Fried Prawns With Leeks

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"This is out of my Asian cookbook...enjoy!"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (172.8 g)
  • Calories 164
  • Total Fat - 8.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 142.8 mg
  • Sodium - 836.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 1.4 g
  • Protein - 16.2 g
  • Calcium - 80.8 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Peel and devein the prawns, leaving the tails intact.

Step 2

Rinse the leeks well. Cut them first into 1 1/2 inch lengths and then length ways into fine shreds.

Step 3

Slit open the chili, remove and discard the seeds and cut the flesh into fine shreds.

Step 4

Cut the ginger into fine shreds.

Step 5

Heat a little of the oil in a wok and stir-fry the prawns in batches until just pink; remove from the wok.

Step 6

Add the remaining oil and stir-fry the leeks, chili and ginger over high heat for 40 seconds, then push to one side of the wok.

Step 7

Return the prawns to the wok and stir-fry for about 1 1/2 minutes, or until just cooked through.

Step 8

Add the soy sauce and mirin to the pan.

Step 9

Mix the chicken broth and cornstarch and pour inches.

Step 10

Cook on high heat, stirring, until thickened.

Step 11

Serve immediately.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

5 star all the way! I could not find a red chili pepper so subed with a jalpeno. The ginger adds a ghost of flavour. Great recipe will be made again

(4 Apr 2016)