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Chinese style Scampi

290 calories per serving

ingredients

serves 4
675 g (1 lb 8 oz) scampi
250 ml (8 fl oz) water
salt
350 g (12 oz) frozen peas
100 g (4 oz) leeks
4 tablespoons oil
generous pinch of cayenne
1 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon sugar

method

1. Cover the scampi and leave to defrost at room temperature if necessary. Then rinse the scampi under cold water and pat dry.

2. Bring the water to the boil with a little salt, tip in the peas, cover the pan and simmer for 6 minutes; then drain. Halve the leeks lengthways, trim, wash thoroughly, wipe dry and slice thinly.

3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the leek until transparent. Add the scampi and fry until golden brown all over. Stir in the peas and heat through.

4. When well heated, season with the cayenne, celery salt, ginger and sugar and serve immediately.

Serve with: French bread or cooked noodles.

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