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Serves :

Preparation Time :
20 minutes

Cooking Time :
10 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Mix together the ginger, garlic, corn flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, pepper and sugar.
  • Place the prawns in the dry ingredients and leave to stand for 20 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a wok and when hot add the prawns. Cook, stirring over high heat for about 20 seconds. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add the onion to the same oil in the wok and cook for about 1 minute. Add the courgettes and red pepper and cook about 30 seconds.
  • Mix the sauce ingredients together and add to the wok. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce is slightly thickened. Add the prawns and the cashew nuts and heat through completely.


  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoons cornflour
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 500 grams uncooked prawns
  • 100 ml sesame oil
  • 2 small onions, cut into dice
  • 4 small courgettes, cut into cubes
  • 2 small red pepper, cut into cubes
  • 100 grams cashew nuts


  • 200 ml chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoon corn flour
  • 3 teaspoons chilli sauce
  • 3 teaspoons bean paste
  • 3 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon dry sherry 

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