Things I have been cooking lately #136: Kinda Thai prawn stir fry

Every now and then I throw random stuff together in the kitchen and then think, I really should write this down before I forget it! I have called this “kinda Thai” because I used a a few typical Thai flavours but I can’t imagine it’s in any way authentic but it was very tasty as well as being a light and healthy weeknight supper. Unfortunately the photography was a bit questionable because we were so ready to eat it!

stir fry

Kinda Thai prawn stir fry

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
200g fresh or frozen raw prawns, I used shell on ones but it would be just as good with pre-shelled
1 clove of garlic, crushed
500g mixed, thinly sliced stir fry vegetables (e.g. red/green/yellow pepper, cabbage, carrots, red onion)
1 thinly sliced red chilli
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons fish sauce
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon tamarind paste
Juice of half a lime
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 a small bunch of fresh coriander chopped

Heat the sesame oil over a medium-high heat in a large wok. Add the prawns and stir fry until just cooked through. Add the garlic, vegetables and chilli and stir fry for 3 or 4 minutes until softened. Add the soy sauce, fish sauce, honey, tamarind paste and lime juice and continue to fry for a minute more. Then pour in the eggs and stir through until just cooked. Garnish with the fresh coriander and serve.

Serves 2 – 383 calories per serving


  1. god that looks amazing *drools

    1. abbiosbiston

      I’ve made it again since and it’s really tasty!

  2. jmount43

    I would love to stand right beside you and cook right along with you, Abbi. I’ve been experimenting lately and it has been a lot of fun. I love stir-fry and I am a prawns lover from way back. Then again if I were in the kitchen with you there is the matter of your husband and “Hey! Who the hell are you? Get away from my wife!” and me saying “Oh God no!! Please put down the meat cleaver!! I am begging you!!!”

    1. abbiosbiston

      Hahaha! Mr O isn’t the jealous type. He’s always up for dinner guests.

  3. looks yummy abbi! awesome 😀 You can check out also what I’m cooking in my Concoction page. Cheers!

    1. abbiosbiston

      I will definitely pop by to see what you’ve been making.

      1. It is much appreciated, thanks. You look great by the way. God bless.

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