“This is from the local Western Australia newspaper. After making this we made some changes - the original recipe called for a 1/4 cup each of mint and coriander (cilantro) leaves. We have also added some cornflour and changed the direction a little. The preparation time allows for peeling prawns.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 kg prawns (raw large peeled down to the last joint and deviened, I prefer to totally peel)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic (minced or crushed)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger (finely chopped or grated)
  • 1 red chile (chopped with or without seeds to your taste)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 4 spring onions (scallions cut into 4 cm lenghts)
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour (corn starch)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 18 cup basil leaves (roughly chopped)
  • 18 cup oregano leaves (roughly chopped)
  • steamed rice, to serve


  1. Heat a wok to very hot and add the vegetable oil.
  2. Blend water and cornflour.
  3. Add the prawns, garlic, ginger and chilli and stir-fry until the prawns change colour.
  4. Remove with slotted spoon and set to one side.
  5. Add the stock and bring to the boil, add the soy sauce and the blended cornflour/water mix, stir until thickens.
  6. Add the spring onions and the prawns and heat through.
  7. Fold through the herbs and serve with steamed rice.

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