Black bean prawn stir fry

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Black bean prawn stir fry

Best recipe review

Perfect, thanks!


Made a really nice change. Better than the take-away we can buy, that's always gloopy.

Paul R Smith
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:459
Ready in:30 minutes
Prep. time:20 minutes
Cook time:10 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:13th December 2012

Chinese fermented black beans give this dish a quite unique salty flavour.


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  1. In small bowl, combine garlic, ginger root, chillies, white parts of the spring onions, and Chinese fermented black beans
  2. In another small bowl, combine ¼ cup stock, soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil, and stir until sugar dissolves
  3. In a third small bowl, dissolve cornflour in wine or sherry
  4. Just before serving, heat a wok over high heat
  5. Add ghee and heat until almost smoking
  6. Fry the onion and red pepper for a minute then add garlic and bean mixture and cook for 15 seconds, or until fragrant but not brown
  7. Add seafood and stir-fry for 1 minute
  8. Add stock-based sauce and cook for 2 to 5 minutes, or until seafood is cooked; if necessary to prevent mixture from sticking to pan, add remaining stock
  9. Stir cornflour mixture and add to stir-fry along with green spring onion parts and sliced vegetables
  10. Bring sauce to a boil

Serving suggestions

Serve immediately with plain boiled rice.


Replace seafood with pork fillet or chicken

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