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Australian Prawns with Asparagus Hokkien Chilli and Basil

Aussie Prawns are a great answer to "What's for dinner tonight" - and there's nothing as simple, fast and healthy as a stir-fry.

Australian prawns with asparagus hokkien chilli and basil
Prep Time25 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time40 mins


 1 bunch asparagus cut into 3 cm batons
 2 tbsp peanut or vegetable oil
 1 brown onion, peeled and thinly sliced
 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
 1 tsp grated ginger
 2 large red chillies, sliced
 1 kg green Australian prawns peeled and deveined, tails intact
 2 tbsp oyster sauce
 2 tsp soy sauce
 ½ tsp castor sugar
 ½ cup chicken stock
 500 g fresh thick hokkien noodles
 ½ cup loosely packed basil leaves



Heat oil in a large wok until it is smoking.


Add the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli and toss until the garlic starts to brown, or about 1 minute.


Add the prawns and season with a little salt, stir-fry until the prawns start to brown.


Add the oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar and chicken stock, and bring to a boil.


Add the asparagus and noodles to the wok and mix well to combine. Continue to cook for about 2-3 minutes until the noodles are nearly al dente. Transfer to a plate and garnish with basil leaves.

Serves 4.

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