Thai prawn, ginger & spring onion stir-fry

Give this healthy high protein stir fry a try.

It contains the wonder spice ginger which has been shown to have many healthy benefits such as helping the absorption and assimilation of nutrients in the body.

Step 1:

 Put the prawns in a bowl. Put the chilli, crushed garlic, coriander stalks (snip these up using scissors first) and caster sugar in a spice grinder or small food processor and whizz together. Add half of the lime juice and the fish sauce, then pour this over the prawns.

Step 2: 

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wok, add the ginger and spring onions and fry for 1 min. Add the red pepper and fry for 1 min, until the pepper starts to soften. Add the water chestnuts and bean sprouts, and toss together until the bean sprouts start to wilt. Add the soy sauce and a really good grind of black pepper, then tip the lot into a serving dish.

Step 3: 

Heat the remaining oil in the wok and add the prawns, lifting them out of their juices. Toss for 1-2 mins until they turn pink, add the marinade and swirl the wok quickly, then tip the lot onto the veg. Snip over the coriander leaves and sprinkle on the remaining lime.

Step 4:

 Serves over noodles with extra lime for squeezing over.


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15 mins

Prep Time

10 mins

Cook time


200g raw, peeled tiger prawns from a sustainable source

1 green Thai chilli, chopped

3 garlic cloves, 1 crushed and 2 finely sliced

1 bunch coriander, leaves and stalks separated

1 tbsp caster sugar

juice 1 lime

3 tbsp fish sauce

2 tbsp groundnut oil

3cm piece ginger, finely sliced, then shredded

8 spring onions, finely sliced

1 red pepper, thinly sliced

85g water chestnuts, sliced

100g beansprouts

1 tbsp soy sauce

egg or rice noodles, to serve