Stir Fried Chilli Prawns

    25 minutes

    A quick and easy dish for those who love prawns. Sweet, fragrant and a little spicy these are gone within minutes.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 500g large prawns
    • 1 pinch salt, sugar and pepper, to taste
    • 6 fresh basil leaves, diced
    • 1 red chilli, cut in half longways and deseeded
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 sprig basil leaves, to garnish

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Wash the prawns, remove shell and vein. Retain the tail. Pat dry.
    2. Soak prawns in ice cold water a ice cubes with some salt for 1 hour. Drain.
    3. Take half of the chilli and mince then slice the other half into strips.
    4. Marinate the prawns with salt, sugar, pepper, basil, minced garlic and minced red chilli for 10 minutes.
    5. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Stir fry prawns for 5 minutes or until cooked. Mix in chilli strips. Mix well.
    6. Garnish with some fresh sweet basil leaves. Serve with rice or noodles.

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    Made certain changes, trebled the quantity of Garlic and used green chillies instead of red as only the former are readily available here. An easy and flavour-full dish!  -  10 Nov 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)