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15 minute Sweet and Sour Chilli Prawns

Quick sweet and sour chilli prawns with sesame rice

chilli prawns

Ok so this is a bit of a take on Jamie Oliver’s 15 minute meals. A really simple quick tasty prawn dish. I forgot the spring onion and red peppers when I did it but trust me it’s well good. I’ve got a slightly more in depth, fancier version of this which I’ll put up once can afford to buy more prawns. It’s more of a 30 min meal and has a few more green things and jazz.

For this version you will need;

Jasmin Rice – 1 cup
Prawns – whatever you can get. I like tasty king prawns but get what you can afford. If you can’t get prawns use chicken cut up into small strips
Onions – halved then sliced
Red peppers – halved then sliced 
Spring onions – roughly sliced
Sweet chilli sauce – I like to use Linghams Sweet Chilli sauce. Its amazing, has no crap in it and has a nice little kick too
Eggs – 3 eggs whisked up with a bit of salt, pepper and a dash of sesame oil
Sesame oil
Soya sauce
Dried chilli or fresh chilli if you want an extra kick
Coriander (optional, I know some people hate the stuff but It goes really well with this)
White wine vinegar or something similar. Rice wine vinegar is good if you have it.

nb. you can add as much vege as you want really, so whatever you have chuck it in!

Make up this sauce in a bowl and mix well, then put to one side.

Sweet chilli sauce – 4 tablespoons
Soya sauce – 1 tablespoon
Sesame oil – a dash
Dried/fresh chilli (optional)
Coriander – chopped
White wine Vinegar – 1 tablespoon

1. Right. Get the rice in a pan. wash it then pour in 1 and a quarter cups of water. Season with salt and put the lid on and bring to the boil. As soon as it is boiling turn right down and let it do it’s thing. Do not take the lid off!!

2. Ok so in a frying pan on a high heat add some peanut or vegetable oil. Add the onions and pepper. Season with salt and pepper and a dash of soya sauce. Fry this around for  2 – 3 mins then remove from the pan into a bowl. Now add the prawns or chicken. Again season with salt and pepper and a dash of soya sauce. Fry this off until almost cooked then add the onions and pepper back in. Stir then add the sauce. Mix well, cook for 2 mins then put in a bowl to one side.

3. Now add a splash of oil to the pan then the beaten egg. Stir slightly then let settle like you are cooking an omelette. Cook this off until done then fold over like an omelette.

Now put the rice on the plate, splash over some sesame oil then add some of the chilli prawn mixture then the omelette on top and sprinkle over the spring onion.

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Sorted. If you want to add a bit more to the dish, simply steam some Boc Choi then toss in a pan with a splash of soya sauce and some butter.

That should take about 15-20 mins depending on how organised you are in the kitchen. I’ll put up the more fancy version of this recipe soon.

Have fun!

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