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!”

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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

Equipment

  • Wok

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  • 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.

Nutrition

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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