Prawns in Ginger Sauce

Serves: to serve 4

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Ready In: 25 mins


8 - spring onions (a.k.a. scallions or salad onions)

2 inch piece - fresh root ginger

2 tablespoons - dry sherry

2 tablespoons - light Soy sauce

¼ pint - chicken stock **

  - salt & pepper

12 large - meaty prawns (USA - shrimp)


  1. Peel the prawns (if fresh) or defrost (if frozen). Chop the spring onions and root ginger, place in a saucepan and add the sherry, soy sauce and chicken stock. Season with salt and ground pepper, bring to the boil and then simmer for just two minutes. Stir in the prawns, then cover the pan and cook gently for 3 minutes. Serve immediately either as a starter with buttered brown bread or as a main course with rice or noodles.
  2. ** If you do not have the time or inclination to make the chicken stock, you can substitute a chicken stock cube dissolved in 3fl oz (85ml) of hot water.