Indo Chinese Style Chilli Prawns
with Stir-Fried Veg and Basmati Rice
A customer favourite, this Indo Chinese Style Chilli Prawns is a tried-and-tested recipe that always wins with a crowd.
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(May contain Celery)
Chinese Five Spice
(Contains Cereals containing gluten, Soya)
Not included in your delivery
Water for the Rice
Water for the Sauce
Pour the water for the rice (see pantry for amount) into a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid.
Stir in the rice and 0.25 tsp salt and bring to the boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to medium and cover with the lid.
Leave to cook for 10 mins, then remove the pan from the heat (still covered) and leave to the side for another 10 mins or until ready to serve (the rice will continue to cook in its own steam).
Meanwhile, halve the bell pepper and discard the core and seeds. Halve and peel the onion. Chop both into 2cm chunks.
Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Trim and thinly slice the spring onion.
Drain the prawns and pop them in a medium bowl. Sprinkle over half the Chinese 5 Spice, season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw prawns.
Heat a drizzle of oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat.
Once hot, add the prawns and stir-fry for 4-5 mins (discard any remaining cornflour left in the bowl). Once cooked, remove the pan from the heat. IMPORTANT: The prawns are cooked when pink on the outside and opaque in the middle.
Transfer the prawns to a plate and set aside.
Wipe out the prawn pan, then pop it back on medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil. Once hot, add the pepper and onion. Stir-fry until slightly charred, 5-7 mins.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the garlic, soy sauce, and cornflour to form a paste.
Add the honey, sriracha, ketchup and water for the sauce (see pantry for both amounts) and the remaining Chinese Five Spice to the bowl. TIP: If your honey has hardened, pop it in a bowl of hot water for 1 min.
Return the prawns to the pan and pour over the sticky sauce. Bring to the boil, then simmer until thickened, 1-2 mins.
Remove from the heat. Taste and add more salt, pepper or sugar if needed. Add a splash of water if it's a little thick.
Fluff up the rice with a fork, then share between your bowls.
Top with the sticky veg and prawns, spooning over the remaining sauce from the pan.
Finish with a sprinkle of spring onion.