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.

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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 🍤

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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