Thursday, April 4, 2013

Choo Chee Prawns

This would have to be one favourite prawn dishes of all time.  We have been cooking this dish for years now and it never fails to amaze with flavour.  This version is a low fat take on the traditional Thai Dish but I don't beleive it is any less as flavoursome than the original.

The amazing spicy yet somewhat creamy sauce is created using few ingredients and it's cooked in no time at all. 

I love the final addition of flavours from the fresh curry leaves, the basil and the coriander. It is delish.

Choo Chee Prawns
(recipe adapted from

Serves: 4
ProPoints per serve: 8

2 teaspoons peanut oil
1 brown onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 fresh red chilli, finely chopped
1kg medium green prawns, peeled
2 tablespoons sambal oelek
1 x 400ml can lite coconut milk
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons fish sauce
2 teaspoons oyster sauce
2 teaspoons cornflour
1 tablespoon water
12 fresh curry leaves
1 bunch fresh Thai basil, leaves picked
1 bunch fresh coriander, sprigs picked

Heat oil in a wok or large deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Stir-fry onion, garlic, chilli, prawns and sambal oelek for 2-3 minutes or until prawns change colour.

Add the coconut milk, soy sauce, fish sauce and oyster sauce. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 1 minute.  Stir in combined cornflour and water.

Stir in the curry leaves, basil and coriander.

Serve with steamed rice if desired, allow an additional 4 ProPoints per 1/2 cup.

(Click here for a printable version of this recipe)


Chinese restaurant Brisbane said...

Hm... This seems pretty interesting, especially low fat! Very nice! We also have low fat food.

K8 said...

Looks fabulous Jo