In celebration of the Chinese New Year we’ve got some authentic and exciting Chinese inspired recipes for you to get involved with and bring a taste of Asia to your kitchen this year. To start you off here is a Sichuan-style prawn dish that will spice things up.
What you will need:
1½ tbsp. groundnut oil
2cm piece ginger, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
1 spring onion, finely chopped
450g raw prawns, shelled and de-veined
For the sauce:
1 tbsp. tomato purée
3 tsp chilli bean sauce
2 tsp Chinese black vinegar or cider vinegar
2 tsp golden caster sugar
2 tsp sesame oil
Heat a wok over a high heat.
Add the groundnut oil first
When the pan is very hot the add the ginger, garlic and spring onions.
Stir-fry for 20 secs, then add the prawns.
Stir-fry for about 1 min, then add all the sauce ingredients, along with ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp ground black pepper.
Continue to stir-fry for another 3 mins over a high heat. Serve at once, scattered with the coriander and spring onion
Sprinkle with coriander and spring onion to serve!