Stir-frying is all about whipping up fast, fresh food, and this recipe from food writer and TV chef Ching-He Huang’s cookbook, Stir Crazy, ticks all those boxes.

“This is a quick and easy stir-fry dish, perfect for when you need dinner on the table in minutes,” she says. “And if you use cooked tiger prawns, it will be on the table in seconds!”

Garlic prawn stir fry (Tamin Jones/PA)
Garlic prawn stir fry (Tamin Jones/PA)
Garlic prawn stir fry (Tamin Jones/PA)
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Nutrition Facts
Spicy honey garlic prawns with water chestnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 126mg42%
Sodium 1083mg47%
Potassium 370mg11%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 514IU10%
Vitamin C 37mg45%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Spicy honey garlic prawns with water chestnuts

Super simple, this dish is spicy and satisfying
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 2
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Ching-He Huang


  • Wok


  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed and finely chopped
  • knob of fresh root ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 red chilli deseeded and finely chopped
  • 200 g raw tiger prawns shelled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp Shaohsing rice wine  or dry sherry
  • 225 g water chestnuts drained
  • 1 tsp chilli bean paste
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 tbsp low-sodium light soy sauce
  • 2 spring onions cut on an angle into 1cm slices, to garnish


  • Heat a wok over a high heat until smoking and add the rapeseed oil. Add the garlic, ginger and chilli and stir-fry for a few seconds to release their aroma.
  • Add the tiger prawns and leave to sear and brown for a few seconds, then flip them over and cook for one minute. Season with the Shaohsing rice wine or dry sherry.
  • Add the water chestnuts and toss well, then add the chilli bean paste, honey and light soy sauce and toss for a few seconds to mix the sauces well.
  • Garnish with the spring onions and serve immediately.


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 1083mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 514IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg

Stir Crazy: 100 Deliciously Healthy Stir-fry Recipes by Ching He-Huang, photography by Tamin Jones, is published by Kyle Books.

Try Ching-He Huang’s aubergines in a spicy peanut sauce recipe.

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