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Spicy Sichuan Prawns (Lunar New Year Special)

Spicy Sichuan Prawns (Lunar New Year Special)

Ingredients: Serves 2

400g Fresh raw prawns (peeled)

1 handful of Sichuan peppercorns

4-5 cloves garlic

15-20g ginger

4 spring onions

1 tsp chicken powder/essence

4-5 large dry red chillies

Salt + Pepper

Plain flour

Oil for shallow frying


Dried shallots or garlic crisps

Spring onion


1. Toast Sichuan peppercorns on low heat and moving constantly, once you start smelling the aroma, remove from pan

2. Pound 1-2 tsp of the peppercorn in a mortar & pestle or blender, keep the rest whole for cooking later

3. Finely slice garlic, ginger and spring onion. Keep a small amount of spring onion as garnish

4. Cut the red chilli and remove seeds if you’d like a milder dish

5. Season prawns with salt & pepper, and coat both sides lightly with flour

6. Fry the prawns on high heat (1 minute) and turn and cook for another 1 minute, then drain on paper towel. Repeat if you have more prawns

7. Heat up a wok or fry pan and use some of the oil (2 Tbsp) that you used to shallow fry the prawns.

8. Add garlic, ginger & spring onions and stir for around 1 min, add chilli’s and peppercorns and stir another 30 secs

9. Add the chicken powder and throw in your prawns and toss for around 1-2 mins

10. Serve immediately and garnish with dried shallots, garlic crisps and spring onion


You can have this dish as an easy lunch with rice or a complement with other dishes.

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