Chive King Prawns

Dear friend,

As well as being a popular herb for a creamy onion dip (eew btw), chives go crazily well with prawns! This recipe came to mind when I was craving prawn & chive dumplings, but knew that living in Ormskirk, I was never going to find them. With such short prep/cooking times and a swell ingredient combo, this recipe really is gold. Winner winner prawn dinner!

Portions: serves 4

Prep time: 15 mins                               Cook time: 10-15 mins                               Total time: 25-30 mins

What you will need:

  • Large knife
  • Vegetable [small] knife
  • Scissors (optional – to cut chives)
  • Medium/large bowl
  • Frying pan
  • Deep frying pan/wok


  • 360g cooked king prawns (thawed not frozen)
  • 15g chives (chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 chilli (thinly sliced)
  • 1 onions (sliced)
  • 1 pepper (sliced)
  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt x 2

And begin……

  1. Prepare all the ingredients
  2. Add them to a bowl along with the prawns and 1/2 tsp of salt. Mix well and if you wish to, marinate. I tend to marinate them for 1 hour+ but I sometimes use it straight away
  3. When you’re ready to cook, heat 1 tbsp sesame oil in a frying pan on medium/high heat
  4. When the oil has heated, add prawns to pan using your hand to squeeze out any excess water from the prawns (save the water as it is full of flavour). Cook prawns for 6 minutes, flipping over halfway
  5. When 6 minutes is up, reduce heat, add remaining water from bowl, stir for 1 minute, and remove from the heat
  6. In the wok/deep frying pan, heat 2 tbsp sesame oil on high heat
  7. When oil has heated, add the onion and pepper to it along with 1/2 tsp salt. Stir frequently for 10 minutes
  8. When 10 minutes is up, add prawns to the onion/pepper and stir for 1 minute. Done!

Goes well with:

  • Rice
  • Noodles
  • Vegetables
  • On it’s own

Shopping list:

  • Cooked jumbo prawns 180g, Aldi, £2.49 (buy 2)
  • Chives, Tesco (not all Aldis stock them), £0.70

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