Garlic Chilli Prawns

    30 minutes

    Spicy Thai style garlic prawns. You could easily make this with chicken, pork, beef, calamari, scallops or tofu as well. It’s a great meal for one.

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    Serves: 1 

    • 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) water
    • 1/4 of a small cabbage, shredded
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 8 large fresh prawns, peeled and deveined
    • 2 teaspoons dried chilli flakes, or one small fresh chilli chopped
    • 2 tablespoons sliced onion
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frypan over high heat. Add cabbage and 1 tablespoon water stir-fry for 30 seconds. Remove cabbage from frypan and place on a serving platter.
    2. Heat the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in the frypan over high heat. Place the garlic and prawns in the pan and stir until garlic is lightly browned and the prawns turn pink. Add chilli, onion, coriander, soy sauce and remaining water to the frypan. Stir-fry for 10 seconds. Pour the hot mixture onto the cabbage.

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    This recipe is amazing! The only 2 things I did differently were, I added some fresh minced ginger (approximately 1 1/2 tsp. But I would add more next time) and I had a bag of precut broccoli, cauliflower and carrots, which I microwaved and threw in there at the end. I didn't have any red pepper flakes in my cupboard, but found some packets of red pepper flakes that we got from a pizza joint and poured those in there! Gotta improvise sometimes! Also, after we had eaten our dinner, my husband said that next time I should add some peanuts!Thanks for this delicous low carb recipe!  -  23 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was great!! I used the shredded coleslaw cabbage in the salad section to save some time. I did add some freshly ground black pepper, some sliced carrots, sliced celery, and sliced water chestnuts, and served with Lumpia (Filipino Egg Rolls). Thanks for the great recipe, Jim! (Update 11/25/06)- I made this tonight, and added some minced ginger (along with the other ingredients I added) for a change of pace. It was WONDERFUL...I also served it with steamed rice. This is one of my favorite recipes on again!  -  09 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Awesome, My husband and I love this. I chop up the shrimp into small pieces and use the cabbage as wraps instead of using it in the dish. I just put the mixture in a bowl and scoop on to the cabbage leaves like you would making tacos. mmmmmmm...good  -  23 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)