King prawn stir-fry recipe

(77 ratings)

King Prawn Stir Fry
(Image credit: Future Publishing)
  • healthy
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeMid
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories265 Kcal13%
Fat14 g20%
Saturated Fat2 g10%
Carbohydrates13 g5%

Tender prawns are stir-fried in a simple garlic, sesame oil, and soy sauce marinade. 

Tossed with bok choy, red onion, and peppers, this is a flavour packed king prawn stir-fry is just 265 calories per serving. Bulk this dish up with noodles or rice. Remember this will impact the calorie and fat count though. Do keep this in mind if you’re choosing this dish as part of the 5:2 diet or choosing as it's a part of our low carb recipes.


  • 2tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 red onion, sliced into half moons
  • 1 red or yellow pepper, seeds removed and sliced into thin strips
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1tsp sesame oil
  • 200g raw and peeled king prawns
  • 11⁄2tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 200g spinach or 1 bok choy




  1. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Once hot, add the onion and pepper. Fry until slightly softened and starting to brown. Toss in the slices of garlic.
  2. Add the sesame oil and prawns. Cook for 2 mins or until the prawns have started to turn pink. Stir in the soy sauce and spinach or bok choy and fry until it begins to wilt. Plate up and enjoy!

Top tips for making king prawn stir-fry

Try mixing up the ingredients that you have left in the fridge. For example, try chicken instead of prawns or sliced mushrooms to replace the peppers. It’s a great dish for using up leftover vegetables. You could also opt for tofu pieces instead of prawns to make this dish vegetarian-friendly.

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Samuel Goldsmith
Freelance food writer

Former Assistant Headteacher, Samuel has a BSc in Food from the University of Birmingham and is also Co-Vice Chair of the Guild of Food Writers and a Trustee of 91 Ways CIC. His work has featured in national and international publications including Waitrose Food, Australian Delicious, and the LAD Bible Group. Samuel has also consulted on a number of best-selling food and drink books, and was a nutritional consultant for BBC’s Eat Well for Less.