Friday, 31 October 2008

Woking Good - Stir fried Veg and King Prawns



Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 Punnet of mushrooms
  • 1 Punnet of baby corn
  • 1 small tin of bamboo shoots
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 300grs king prawns (pealed but uncooked)
  • 1 ginger bit the size of (two garlic cloves)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 large spoon of black bean sauce
  • 1 tea spoon of Chinese five spice
  • 2 soup spoons of soy sauce (optional)
  • 2 soup spoon of brown sugar one soup spoon of rice wine (optional)
  • 1 large medium chilli
  • 1 soup spoon of arrow root (or corn starch)
  • 2 glugs olive oil
I needed to make a quick dinner and this allowed me to literally take 7-10 minutes to cook it.
I chopped the onions and pepper into (1 inch) squares, chopped the garlic; ginger and chilli very fine mince, cut the carrot in half length ways and then half side ways and finally thinly sliced the from the side to for very thin rectangles, baby corns in half's length ways, mushrooms in quarters. Once all the veg are prepared place some oil in a wok (I used olive oil 2 glugs) but some people prefer nut oil, place over the flame once the oil starts to smoke, throw in the garlic, ginger, chilli, carrot, onion and pepper, let it cook for about 3 minutes then add the soy sauce, Chinese five spice, mushrooms, baby corns and bamboo shoots let it cook another 3 minutes then finally add the prawns, black bean sauce arrow root mixed with about 1/4 of a glass of water, the sugar and the rice wine, cook until the prawns turn completely orange as the uncooked colour is Gray, then you are done.
you can serve this with plain rice, Noodles or on it's own it's up to you...i had mine with Egg Noddles, actually was the best one I ever made as I tweak with the recipe every time I make. Like use some different vegetables like pak choi, or spring onions even cabbage or broccoli shoots, the only limitation is your imagination. Hope you like this one...


10 comments:

Gigi said...

...mmm! This looks absolutely delicious!

Deborah said...

I was just telling my husband that I would love a good wok! This looks fantastic!

Nanda said...

hummm, delicious, and lovely food!

Rico said...

Thanking Gigi and Nanda for the lovely comment as well as Deborah, when buying a wok make sure is a steel one either with non stick or just bear steel...if bear still you need to season the wok so it doesn't stick as much and stops rusting...check how to here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A791282

Pearlsofeast said...

Wonderful Rico and I love the idea of black bean sauce and five spice, must be delectable.

Rico said...

Thank you pearlsofeast for your lovely comment, also thank you for stopping by.

Ori said...

This one looks very delicious, I think I will try this recipe since it has my fav king prawns and mushrooms as the ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

Rico said...

Thanks Ori for your lovely comment it is appreciated. I hope you really make it, won't disappoint you :)

Lori said...

That looks very yummy. I just love shrimp!

Rico said...

You very Kind Lori...Thx

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