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Stir-fried Prawns with Broccoli

This is a very colourful dish, highly nutritious and at the same time extremely delicious; furthermore, it is not time-consuming or difficult to prepare.

ingredients

serves 4
175 - 225 g (6 - 8 oz) prawns, shelled and deveined
5 ml (1 tsp) salt
15 ml (1 tbsp) Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
1/2 egg white
15 ml (1 tbsp) cornflour paste
225 g (8 oz) broccoli
about 300 ml (1/2 pint) 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
1 spring onion, cut into short sections
5 ml (1 tsp) light brown sugar
about 30 ml (2 tbsp) stock or water
5 ml (1 tsp) light soy sauce
few drops sesame oil

method

1. Cut each prawn in half lengthways.

2. Mix with a pinch of salt and about 5 ml (1 tsp) of the rice wine, egg white and cornflour paste.

3. Cut the broccoli heads into florets; remove the rough skin from the stalks, then slice the florets diagonally into diamond-shaped chunks.

4. Heat the oil in a preheated wok and stir-fry the prawns for about 30 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain thoroughly.

5. Pour off the excess oil, leaving 30 ml (2 tbsp) in the wok. Add the broccoli and spring onion, stir-fry for about 2 minutes, then add the remaining salt and the sugar, followed by the prawns and stock or water. Add the soy sauce and remaining rice wine or sherry. Blend well, then finally add the sesame oil and serve.

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