Prawns with almonds

prawns with almonds

Prawns with almonds

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This is a delicately flavored dish of prawns with almonds. Garnished with spring onion flowers and serving hot.
Servings: 4
Calories: 211
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes


  • 3 oz blanched almonds
  • 12 oz peeled cooked prawns
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh root ginger
  • 1 small garlic clove crushed
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 celery stick finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • pepper
  • spring onion flowers to garnish


  • Brush a frying pan lightly with oil, add the almonds, then heat and toss until golden; be careful not to let them burn. Drain on absorbent kitchen paper.
  • Put the prawns in a basin with the cornflour, ginger and garlic and mix well.
  • Heat the oil in the frying pan, add the prawn mixture and celery and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the soy sauce, sherry, water and pepper, and bring to the boil.
  • Add the toasted almonds and heat for 30 seconds, stirring.
  • Garnish with spring onion flowers and serve hot.
  • Serve a stir-fried vegetable such as Stir-fried Chinese Leaves with this dish. Noodles or plain boiled rice would also make suitable accompaniments.
Calories: 211 kcal
Carbohydrates: 9 g
Protein: 6 g
Fat: 18g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 295 mg
Potassium: 316 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 3 g
Vitamin A: 106 IU
Vitamin C: 8 mg
Calcium: 79 mg
Iron: 2 mg
Ingredients Fish & Seafood, Prawn
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