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Orange sweet and sour prawns with star anise and maple

We all know and love sweet and sour prawns, here's how to bring a modern twist to the classic with blood oranges, star anise and maple. The secret to a great result? Top-quality Australian Prawns.

Orange sweet and sour prawns with star anise and maple
Prep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins


 2 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
 3 garlic cloves, sliced
 4 cm piece ginger, sliced
 2 star anise
 1 cinnamon quill
 500 g peeled and cleaned Australian prawns, tails intact
 3 blood oranges, 2 juiced, 1 sliced
 ¼ cup fish sauce
 150 ml maple syrup
 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
 2 tsp cornflour
 Shredded spring onion and red vein sorrel to garnish



Heat the oil in a deep frypan over medium high heat.


Add the garlic, ginger, star anise and cinnamon and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.


Add the prawns and cook for a further minute then add the orange juice and slices, fish sauce and maple. Combine the vinegar and cornflour then add to the pan.


Stir to combine then bring to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes until thickened and prawns are cooked through. Serve topped with spring onion and red vein sorrel.

Serves 4.

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