• Looking for a hassle-free seafood dish for dinner? We have this sweet and tangy Honey and lemon prawn stir-fry ready for you to try, and what’s even better is that you’ll have a delicious and hearty dinner ready in 30 minutes to allow you to kick back and relax after a long day of work!

    Make this honey & lemon prawn stir-fry with rice recipe:

    Honey and lemon Prawn Stir-Fry 

    Serves: 4
    Total Time: 25 minutes


    • 1 tsp sesame seeds
    • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
    • 1 kilogram medium uncooked king prawns, shelled, deveined, tail left intact
    • 1 large onion, cut into thin wedges
    • ½ Chinese cabbage
    • 1 large carrot, cut into matchsticks
    • ⅓ cup lemon juice
    • 2 tbsp. honey
    • 20 gram piece fresh ginger, cut into matchsticks
    • 450 grams packaged microwave jasmine rice
    • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
    • Handful coriander, leaves picked



    TOAST the sesame seeds in a heated wok until lightly browned. Remove from wok. Be careful as they can burn easily.


    HEAT half the oil in the wok over high heat; stir-fry prawns for 2 minutes or until they change colour. Remove from wok.


    HEAT the remaining oil in wok over medium-high heat; stir-fry the onion for 3 minutes or until tender and golden. Return the prawns to wok with cabbage, carrot, lemon juice, honey and ginger; stir-fry until hot. Season to taste.


    MEANWHILE, heat rice according to packet directions. Or cook 2 cups of jasmine rice in a pot of boiling water until fluffy.


    SERVE honey and lemon prawn stir-fry with rice and sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds, spring onions and coriander.


    Tip from the team: To ensure that you save as much time as possible, purchase deveined and de-shelled prawns that are ready to cook!

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