Spicy Prawn Stir-fry Recipe

The prawn in this recipe is enhanced by the flavor of chili and Szechuan peppercorns, which is the secret that behind this famous Chinese prawn recipe.

spicy prawn stir-fry recipe
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

Wok, bowl, serving plate.

Serves 2

7 oz. / 200 g prawn, rinsed, un-peeled
4 slices ginger
5 chilis, or more
1 tbsp. chopped scallion
2 garlic cloves, sliced
2 tbsps. Szechuan peppercorns
1 tbsp. rice wine
1 tbsp. light soy sauce
1 tbsp. white sugar, or to taste
1 tsp. salt, or to taste
5 tbsps. vegetable oil for stir-frying
1. Place a wok over high heat, add 5 tbsps. vegetable oil and heat until it is shimmering on the bottom and very hot, but not yet smoking.
2. Stir fry prawn over high heat for 1-2 minutes, then add in the chilis and Szechuan peppercorns, toss all together, keep stirring for 2 minutes, or until aromatic.

spicy prawn stir-fry recipe

3. Add the ginger slices and garlic colves, saute briefly for about 30 seconds, then swirl into 1 tbsp. light soy sauce and 1 tbsp. rice wine, stirring to mix everything together.

spicy prawn stir-fry recipe

4. At the last minute of cooking, taste and season with salt and white sugar, mix well, top with a sprinkling of scallion before serving.

spicy prawn stir-fry recipe

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