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Zesty chilli tiger prawns

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 2
From Chinese Food Made Easy
A quick and tasty prawn stir-fry recipe.


  1. Heat a wok until smoking and add the groundnut oil, then add the garlic and chilli and stir fry for a few seconds. Add the prawns, rice wine and lime juice and stir fry for 2-3 minutes, or until the prawns start to turn pink.

  2. Add the French beans and stir fry for another 2-3 minutes, or until the prawns are cooked through. Season, to taste, with the salt and chilli flakes.

  3. Pile the chilli prawns onto a serving plate and serve immediately.


  • 2 tbsp groundnut oil or vegetable oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 200g/7oz raw tiger prawns, shelled and de-veined
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 75g/3oz French beans, topped and tailed, chopped into 1cm/½in pieces
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes

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