Spicy Prawn and Chinese Lettuce Stir Fry

Spicy Prawn and Chinese Lettuce Stir Fry

I used to only eat lettuce raw until when I experimented with stir frying it previously and I thought cooked lettuce was not bad too. See my Stir Fried Lettuce Recipe (with Shimeji Mushrooms).

Every time when I just needed a few lettuce leaves for sandwiches or salads but I could only get a whole head of lettuce from the supermarket, I would always end up with a lot left. So turning them into a completely new stir fry dish was one of my ways of using up the leftovers so they wouldn’t go to waste.

This time, I used Chinese lettuce which had a nice, deep green colour but you can of course use iceberg lettuce if you like. I added prawns for crunch and also chilli for spice. Really yum! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Give it a try!

Spicy Prawn and Chinese Lettuce Stir Fry

Spicy Prawn and Lettuce Stir Fry

Ingredients (serves 3-4)
200g prawns, shelled & deveined, coarsely chopped
180g Chinese lettuce, finely sliced
1 egg, beaten
1 red chilli, finely chopped
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp light soy sauce
dash of white pepper

Marinade for prawns:
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp sesame oil
pinch of sea salt
dash of white pepper
1/2 tsp cornflour

1. Marinate prawns and set aside for 15 minutes.
2. Heat oil in pan and scramble the egg.
3. Add prawns and stir fry till they turn opaque.
4. Add the lettuce, chilli, light soy sauce and pepper.
5. Stir fry quickly over high heat till everything is well combined.

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