Super Popular Firecracker Prawns

Super Popular Firecracker Prawns

with Chinese Leaf and Basmati

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Just like dads, this recipe is a little wacky and has a remarkable personality. Another similarity between this recipe and the men who brought us up, is how special and highly popular it has been; we wouldn’t normally toot our own horn, but when Patrick cooked this a few weeks ago, he made a video to go with it that got 300,000 views in less than a week!* Go on, make your dad something special this week!

Tags:Lactose FreeSpicyHealthy

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Preparation Time30 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 cup(s)

Basmati Rice

1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

1 tbsp


2 unit(s)

Spring Onion

½ unit(s)

Chinese Leaf

120 grams

King Prawns


1 tbsp

Sesame Oil


1 tbsp

Chilli Bean Paste

(ContainsGluten, Soya)

1 tbsp

Tomato Puree

1 tbsp

Rice Vinegar

1 tbsp

Soy Sauce

(ContainsGluten, Soya)
Nutritional information/ per serving
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)1740.544 kJ
Energy (kcal)416 kcal
Fat9.0 g
of which saturates2.0 g
Carbohydrate66 g
of which sugars0.0 g
Dietary Fiber0 g
Protein18 g
Salt0.0 g
Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites.
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Frying Pan
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Boil 350ml of water (exactly) in a pot with ¼ tsp of salt. Add the basmati rice and turn the heat to its lowest setting. Put a tight lid on the pot and leave for 10 mins. After 10 mins remove from the heat and leave for 10 more mins. Don’t lift the lid for 20 mins in total or the rice won’t cook properly.


Peel the garlic then peel the ginger with the edge of a spoon. Crush them both under the flat of your knife, then very finely chop them. Chop the spring onions widthways into ½cm wide discs, then separate the white parts from the green. Cut your Chinese leaf in half through the root. Remove the root and slice half of it widthways into roughly 1cm slices.


Slice the prawns in half lengthways.


Heat the sesame oil in a large non-stick frying pan on high heat. Once it’s hot add in the garlic, ginger and the whites of the spring onion. Cook for 30 seconds before adding in the prawns.


As soon as the prawns turn pink add in the chilli bean paste (less if you don’t like spicy food), the tomato purée, rice vinegar and soy sauce. Stir everything together and cook for a minute.


Toss in the chinese leaf and cook for a minute before removing the pan from the heat. Stir the greens of the spring onion through the mixture and serve it on your rice.