How to: Prawn stir-fry

If you have got some leftover vegetables that you don’t know what to do with, why not whack them in a wok?! A stir-fry is a quick and easy dish, ideal for a mid-week meal and you can put almost anything in them. I’ve used prawns, but they can be substituted for chicken, beef, pork or even quorn/tofu for a vegetarian or cheaper option.

The following ingredients are appropriate for one serving.

  • 6 prawns (£3 for 190g)
  • 3 mushrooms (£1 for 400g)
  • ¼ pepper (50p each)
  • 1 spring onion (£1 per bunch)
  • ⅓ bag of mixed vegetables (£1 per bag)
  • Hoisin and garlic sauce (62p per packet)
  • 1 garlic clove (25p per bulb)


Step 1

Heat the olive oil in a wok over a medium heat. 

Step 2

Prepare the mushrooms, spring onions, peppers, and garlic.


Step 3

Add the mixed vegetables to the wok.


Step 4

Once the cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots have softened – add in the peppers, mushrooms, and garlic.


Step 5

Prepare the fresh prawns. Remove the dirt sacks by slitting the prawn (along the dirt sack which looks like a black string) and remove it with a knife (if you’re really unsure you can watch videos that show you how to do this. It’s not a necessary step, but it does make a difference to the taste of the prawns. I always find that prawns that haven’t had the dirt sacks removed taste rubbery.


Step 6

Add the spring onions to the wok.


Step 7

Add the sauce and prawns to the wok. The prawns should cook in 3 minutes


Serve – and enjoy!


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