Sesame seafood stir-fry

A very tempting and healthy dish that you can prepare and cook in less than 20 minutes.

Sesame seafood stir-fry


  • 350 g (12 oz) raw prawns (uncooked shrimp), peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 1 long red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 stem lemongrass, white part only, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon soft brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves
  • quick noodles, to serve
  • sweet chilli sauce, to serve


  1. Put the prawns in a bowl with the sesame oil and soy sauce, and toss to coat.
  2. Tip into a sieve placed over another bowl to catch the marinade (there will not be much).
  3. Heat the sunflower oil in a wok or large non–stick frying pan over high heat, swirling to coat the base and side.
  4. Add the prawns and stir–fry for 1½ minutes.
  5. Add the chilli, garlic, lemongrass and ginger and stir–fry for a further 1 minute longer, or until the prawns just start to turn pink.
  6. Remove the wok from the heat and stir in the reserved marinade, sugar, sesame seeds and coriander.
  7. Serve with the quick noodles and sweet chilli sauce on the side.

Serves 4
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes


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