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For a twist on that ordinary prawn cocktail: ginger, chili and lemongrass prawns


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp peeled, chopped fresh ginger
  • 3 chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 chopped shallots (or a medium onion)
  • 36 prawns, peeled and deveined (with heads on if desired)
  • 1/2 cup rice wine
  • 2 tbsp very finely minced lemongrass
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup sweet hot chili sauce
  • soy sauce


  • Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large sauté pan over high heat until very
  • Add the ginger, garlic, and shallots to sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add the prawns and cook for 2-3 minutes, just until they start to turn
  • Add the rice wine and lemongrass, and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring
  • Add the stock and chili sauce, and cook until the prawns are just cooked
  • Season to taste with soy sauce, and serve warm.
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