Fakeout – Spicy Prawn stir fry

Now this isn’t in any way authentic- it’s a bit of a bung it in dish….. we don’t like too much chilli heat, but ginger has its own delicious heat.


I bought some large frozen prawns from Aldi, I don’t mind the smaller frozen prawns but I think if they are going to be the star of the show, you might as well have them BIG 🍤


I start by slicing a pack of spring onions, very finely chopping a thumb size piece of ginger into shreds. A few years ago I ordered some kitchen gadgets from Amazon, and the tiny slicer I bought is amazing, it was 99p from China and gets used for ginger and spring onions all the time 🤓

For the rest of the stirfry Veg, I bought a pack from Aldi, for 99p it works out cheaper for the 2 of us than buying all the veg separately – if cooking for a family, probably not.

For the marinade for the prawns, in my teeny weeny blender which attached to my Bamix, I add 2 fat cloves of garlic, coriander stalks, a little bit of chilli (we are wimps) and a half teaspoon of sugar and the juice of half a lime – wiz till blended and pour over your prawns, stir to cover.



I take a pack of cheap instant noodles, break up and soak in boiling water, drain before adding.


Heat a couple of tablespoons of flavourless oil in a frying pan or wok, add the Spring onions, ginger, and veg mix – stir and add a teaspoon of soy sauce, and a pinch of salt and pepper, when cooked stir in the noodles and place into serving bowls.


In the hot pan, add the prawns, not the marinade, stir fry,  then add the marinade – add the other half of the lime juice, spoon on top of the stirfry Veg and top with sliced coriander leaves.


I have also cooked some vegetable spring rolls and a bag of Prawn crackers from Aldi. Served with my home made sweet chilli sauce,  Less than £5 in total for a Fakeaway, significantly cheap and quicker than your local takeaway.


Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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