Sweet and sour prawns

Sweet and sour prawns
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Takes 15 minutes to make, 10 minutes to cook

Sweet and sour prawns are a traditional Chinese recipe. Forget the local takeaway, these are so quick and easy to make at home.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
161kcals
Fat
0.6g (0.1g saturated)
Protein
10.6g
Carbohydrates
27.9g (19.9g sugars)
Salt
1.6g
Calories
161kcals
Fat
0.6g (0.1g saturated)
Protein
10.6g
Carbohydrates
27.9g (19.9g sugars)
Salt
1.6g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornflour mixed with 2 tbsp water
  • 425g can pineapple pieces, drained, juice reserved
  • 1 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Knob of fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded, 1 finely diced and 1 sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 225g can water chestnuts, drained
  • 200g large raw peeled prawns
  • 4 spring onions, sliced lengthways, to serve

Method

  1. Mix the vinegar with the soy sauce, sugar, cornflour mix, pineapple juice and 100ml water.
  2. Heat a wok over a high heat, then add the oil, garlic, ginger and diced chilli. Stir-fry for 30 seconds, then add the pepper, pineapple and water chestnuts.
  3. Cook for 2 minutes, add the sauce and cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add the prawns, stirring for 2-3 minutes more until cooked. Serve sprinkled with spring onion and sliced chilli.

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