Hot chilli prawns

Ching-He Huang's flash fry makes a stylish first course - ideal for cooking in a hurry
By Ching-He Huang
Hot chilli prawns
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  • Serves: 2-3
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

Main

  • 5 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cornflour

For the prawns

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 medium red chillies, chopped
  • 3 cm ginger, chopped
  • 300 g raw tiger prawns, de-veined and shells removed
  • 200 ml boiling water
  • 1 tbsp strained lime juice
  • 2 spring onions, shredded
  • 4 tbsp coriander, leaves chopped

Method

1. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce and leave on one side.

2. Heat a wok or large frying pan, and add the vegetable oil. Toss in the chopped garlic, ginger and chillies, and stir fry for about 30 seconds, until the chillies have darkened.

3. Add the prawns and continue frying for about 3-4 minutes - until they turn pink.

4. Stir in the sauce, bring to a simmer and pour in the boiling water.

5. Sharpen with the lime juice and add the spring onion and chopped coriander. Serve straight away with boiled rice.

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