Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 10 mins

Friendly on the waistline! Finger food or a main dish served with noodles/rice and vegetables, a simple but very tasty dish. If you can't get lemon grass or lime leaves, the best substitute I can think of is to use grated lime zest. Marinating time not included.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Shell and devein the prawns, leave the tails on if you want.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade, add the prawns, mix well, cover, put in the fridge and marinate preferably overnight.
  3. When ready to cook, heat the oil in a non-stick pan and stir fry the prawns until cooked, you better do this in batches.
Most Helpful

this was nice and quick. i omitted the hot sauce as my kids don't like it and i doubled the recipe for the 6 of us, it was enjoyed by all

chia April 12, 2003

This was a great, easy meal! I doubled the marinade and served it over brown rice, using the marinade as a sauce also.

mplsgirl March 18, 2007

This was wonderful I loved using the fine gound Lemon grass (my previous lemon grass had wee sticks in it). the combination of these spices gave a slightly sweet but subtle flavor to the prawns it did not overpower the prawn flavor itself We enjoyed the recipe very much THANKS Pets'R'us

Bergy May 31, 2004