Thursday, 20 February 2014

Prawn and Vegetable Stir Fry

Prawn and Vegetable Stir Fry
Prawn and Vegetable Stir Fry
Prawn and Vegetable Stir Fry

Stir fry is one of the easiest Asian methods to cook, ready in minutes and simply delicious.
Eating take away and having home deliveries sometimes becomes inevitable and weirdly sometimes I simply want to make everything from scratch.  And it’s not always about complicated cooking.  Especially when you can buy a pack of stir fry medley in the super market and when I see some fresh king prawns at the fish monger that’s it, dinner sorted.
Prawn and Vegetable Stir Fry
Prawn and Vegetable Stir Fry

And  I don't want to  start again on how healthy it is to eat a little veg everyday (see Vegetable curry ) and the key is to not overcook them so they retain their lovely texture and flavor. Also the thought of cooking something delicious so quickly is so relaxing. So here's a Thai-inspired Stir fry….

Stir Fry Vegetables
Stir Fry Vegetables

Serves: 2


Raw King Prawns (peeled) – 145 g
Spring onion (no stalks)-
Garlic 4 cloves
Ginger sliced – a tsp.
Water – ½ cup
Corn Flour- 1 tbsp.
Rice Wine- ¼ cup
Sugar – 1 tsp
Light Soya sauce – ¼ cup
Sesame oil- 2 tbsp.
Vegetable/ Sunflower oil-  4 tbsp.
Basil leaves- 5 to 6 leaves.

Vegetables (  or your choice of vegetables)
Mushroom- 5
Carrot- 1 no’s
Broccoli – 8 no’s
Red chilly – 1 no’s
Baby corn – 5 no’s
Snow Peas – 12 no’s
Green beans- 12 no’s 

Chop(diagonally) the mushrooms, chilly,Carrots, spring onions, Ginger and Garlic.
sliced vegetables

In a bowl, add the water and mix the corn flour in it. Stir in the soya sauce and rice wine and leave aside.
Mix corn flour and water

Sauce Mixture

In a wok, heat 2 a tbsp. of regular oil and a tbsp. of sesame oil, add the garlic sauté for a few seconds add in the prawns and cook till all prawns turn pink. Remove from wok and leave aside.
Cook prawns
Saute Prawns and Garlic till all turn pink

Heat the remaining oil in the same wok, add in the spring onions, carrots and broccoli and  sauté for a minute add in the remaining veggies cook for another minute or two, vegetables should be cooked but still have a little crunch to it.
Add the sauce mixture to the wok, bring to a boil or just till the sauce thickens.
Stir Fry

 Finally add the Prawns and freshly chopped basil.
And there it is Vegetable and Prawn stir fry. Serve with Rice!

Prawn and Vegetable Stir Fry
Prawn and Vegetable Stir Fry