Spicy Prawn and Zucchini Stir Fry

Spicy Prawn and Zucchini Stir Fry


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Prawns are stir fried with zucchini, baby corn, garlic and chilli bean paste to create this delightful Chinese meal. Serve with rice.


Serves: 4 

  • 10 raw, shell-on prawns
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cornflour, as needed
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon diced garlic
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 zucchini, diced
  • 8 baby corn, cut into thirds
  • 3 tablespoons chilli bean sauce (toban djan)
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water

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

  1. Season prawns with salt and pepper. Let sit for 10 minutes. Then lightly dust in cornflour.
  2. Heat a large frying pan with oil over high heat. Fry the prawns until cooked; about 3-5 minutes depending on their size. Set aside.
  3. Heat the same frying pan with oil over high heat. Saute the garlic until aromatic; 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the onions and salt and cook until soft; 3-4 minutes.
  5. Stir in zucchini and baby corn then mix well. Add the chilli bean sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, sugar and water; stir well.
  6. Bring the mixture to the boil and add the prawns. Stir then serve.


Chilli bean sauce (toban djan) can be purchased in Asian speciality stores.

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