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Sweet and Sour Prawns

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  Uncooked prawns 1 Pound (450 Gram)
  Water chestnuts 8 Ounce, peeled if fresh, rinsed if canned
  Pepper 4 Ounce (100 Gram, Red Or Green, About 1)
  Spring onions 4
  Groundnut oil 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped garlic 1 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped ginger 2 Teaspoon
  Chicken stock 5 Fluid Ounce (150 Milliliters)
  Shaoxing rice wine/Dry sherry 2 Tablespoon
  Light soy sauce 3 Tablespoon
  Dark soy sauce 2 Teaspoon
  Tomato puree 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  White rice vinegar/Cider vinegar 3 Tablespoon (Chinese)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Cornflour 1 Tablespoon, blended with 2 tablespoon water

GETTING READY 1) Cut the fine black cords from the large prawns. 2) Peel the prawns and wash them. 3) Dry the prawns with kitchen towel. 4) Cut the water chestnuts into slices. 5) Cut the pepper into dices of 2.5 cm. 6) Make the diagonal slices of spring onions with the thickness of 3.5 cm. MAKING 7) Heat a large frying pan and add the oil to it. 8) Saute the ginger-garlic, spring onions in the smking hot oil for 20 seconds. 9) Add the prawns and stir-fry for extra 10 seconds. 10) Add to the pan water chestnuts and pepper and stir-fry for additional 30 seconds. 11) Mix all the sauce ingredients with the prawns and boil the sauce. 12) Simmer the flame and cook for 4-5 minutes. SERVING 13) Serve the prawns hot with steamed rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Stir Fried
Quick, Healthy

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 254 Calories from Fat 68

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g11.6%

Saturated Fat 1.4 g6.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 187.1 mg62.4%

Sodium 1666.1 mg69.4%

Total Carbohydrates 22 g7.3%

Dietary Fiber 2.1 g8.3%

Sugars 7.6 g

Protein 21 g42.2%

Vitamin A 3.6% Vitamin C 8.8%

Calcium 2.1% Iron 5.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Sweet And Sour Prawns Recipe