Sweet Chilli King Prawn Bao Buns
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Sweet Chilli King Prawn Bao Buns

with Sesame Chips and Cucumber Salad

Cereals containing gluten

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time40 minutes
Cooking time25 minutes


serving amount

450 grams


5 grams

Roasted White Sesame Seeds

(Contains Sesame May contain Nuts, Peanut)

1 unit(s)

Baby Cucumber

1 bunch(es)


1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

25 grams

Salted Peanuts

(Contains Peanut May contain Nuts)

15 milliliter(s)

Rice Vinegar

1 pack(s)

Bao Buns

(Contains Cereals containing gluten, Soya)

225 grams

King Prawns

(Contains Crustaceans)

1 sachet(s)

Thai Style Spice Blend

(Contains Sesame)

48 grams

Sweet Chilli Sauce

20 grams

Baby Leaf Mix

Not included in your delivery

1 tbsp

Olive Oil for the Dressing

1 tsp

Sugar for the Dressing

20 grams


2 tbsp



Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)2998 kJ
Energy (kcal)716 kcal
Fat31.6 g
of which saturates8.4 g
Carbohydrate84.6 g
of which sugars20.9 g
Protein26.3 g
Salt2.55 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Chopping Board
Baking Tray
Rolling Pin
Medium Bowl



Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7. Chop the potatoes lengthways into 1cm slices, then chop into 1cm wide chips (no need to peel).

Pop the chips onto a large baking tray. Drizzle with oil, sprinkle over the sesame seeds, season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat. Spread out in a single layer. TIP: Use two baking trays if necessary.

When the oven is hot, bake on the top shelf until golden, 25-30 mins. Turn halfway through.


Meanwhile, trim the cucumber, then halve lengthways. Cut lengthways into roughly 1cm wide strips, then cut into 1cm pieces widthways.

Roughly chop the coriander (stalks and all). Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). 

Crush the peanuts in the unopened sachet using a rolling pin.


In a medium bowl, combine the rice wine vinegar, cucumber, olive oil and sugar for the dressing (see pantry for both amounts). Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

Place the bao buns on a plate, ready for later. 


About 5 mins before the chips are ready, drain the prawns. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw prawns. 

Heat a drizzle of oil in a medium frying pan on medium-high heat. Once hot, add the prawns. Season with salt and pepper and stir-fry for 3-4 mins. Next, add the garlic and Thai style spice blend. Stir-fry for 1 more min.

Stir the sweet chilli sauce and butter (see pantry for amount) into the prawns until the butter has melted.


Once the prawns are cooked, remove the pan from the heat. IMPORTANT: The prawns are cooked when pink on the outside and opaque in the middle.

Sprinkle the bao buns with a little water and microwave, 800W: 1 min / 900W: 45 secs / 1000W: 30 secs. If you don't have a microwave, bake the bao buns on the middle shelf of your oven until warm and fluffy, 2-3 mins.


Transfer the bao buns to your plates and spread on the mayo (see pantry for amount) then pile in the sweet chilli prawns. Top with some of the pickled cucumber, some coriander and then the peanuts. 

Add the baby leaves and any remaining coriander to the cucumber bowl and toss together.

Serve the bao buns with the sesame chips and cucumber salad alongside.