Sticky Prawns with Ginger

  • 10MINS
  • 13MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 207KCAL

We’ve used our favourite Asian flavours for this slimming friendly prawn dish. The mildly spicy, sweet and sticky glaze is too good to resist! It's super quick to make and even better served with rice.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories207
  • Carbs20g
  • Protein25g
  • Fat2.5g
  • Saturates0.4g
  • Sugars20g

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Fancy a fix of sweet Asian flavours when you’re in a hurry? These sticky prawns come in a tasty glaze you’ll love, and you can have them ready to enjoy in less than 25 minutes. 

Coated in a sweet, sticky sauce that’s mildly spiced, these prawns make a satisfying midweek stir-fry with some fluffy basmati rice. If you’d like a little more heat in this mild dish, you can always be generous with the amount of Sriracha you add to the sauce. 

Remember not to chill or freeze your sticky prawns. They’re best enjoyed as fresh as possible from being cooked! 

What diets are these Sticky Prawns with Ginger suitable for?

This Sticky Prawns with Ginger recipe is suitable for dairy-free diets.

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten-free versions; 

  • Soy sauce

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly are these Sticky Prawns with Ginger?

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The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

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A large frying pan or wok will make preparing this recipe, and many others, so much easier. Having plenty of room in your pan will make sure all the flavours can mix together evenly.

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How many calories are in this Sticky Prawns with Ginger?

There are 207 calories per portion in this Sticky Prawns with Ginger, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

This Sticky Prawns with Ginger is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Pat the well-drained prawns dry with kitchen paper. Spray a large frying pan or wok with low calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat. When the pan is hot, add the prawns and stir-fry for 2–3 minutes until pink on the outsides. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

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Step 2

Spray the frying pan or wok again with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, carrot and spring onion and stir-fry for 2–3 minutes.

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Step 3

In a small bowl, mix together the honey, soy sauce and sriracha sauce. Pour into the vegetables in the frying pan and simmer for 4–5 minutes until reduced and a slightly sticky glaze has formed.

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Step 4

Add the reserved prawns and cook for 1–2 minutes, stirring, until piping hot throughout and lightly coated with the glaze. The prawns should be white inside when they’re cooked through. Prawns cook very quickly so take care not to overcook them. Taste and season with some black pepper if needed. We didn’t season with salt as we found this dish was salty enough.

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Step 5

Serve at once with Basmati rice or other accompaniment of your choice.

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How do you know when Sticky Prawns with Ginger are cooked?

You should cook this Sticky Prawns with Ginger until the prawns are white inside and cooked throughout. This can happen really quickly with prawns so be careful not to overcook them.

To keep your family safe, the advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes.

How long can you keep Sticky Prawns with Ginger in the fridge?

This recipe should only be served and enjoyed fresh.

For more information regarding food safety and seafood, please take a look at the NHS website.

Can I freeze Sticky Prawns with Ginger?

No, we wouldn’t recommend freezing this recipe.

How do I reheat Sticky Prawns with Ginger?

For more information regarding food safety and seafood, please take a look at the NHS website.

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Sticky Prawns with Ginger

We’ve used our favourite Asian flavours for this slimming friendly prawn dish. It's super quick to make and even better served with rice.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    13 MINS
  • KCals 207
  • Carbs 20G

Ingredients

  • 400 g frozen raw king prawns defrosted and well drained
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and finely chopped
  • 30 g root ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 6 spring onions trimmed and cut into thick slices
  • 4 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • a couple of drops of Sriracha sauce
  • black pepper to taste
  • low calorie cooking spray

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small mixing bowl

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Instructions

  1. Pat the well-drained prawns dry with kitchen paper. Spray a large frying pan or wok with low calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat. When the pan is hot, add the prawns and stir-fry for 2–3 minutes until pink on the outsides. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  2. Spray the frying pan or wok again with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, carrot and spring onion and stir-fry for 2–3 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the honey, soy sauce and sriracha sauce. Pour into the vegetables in the frying pan and simmer for 4–5 minutes until reduced and a slightly sticky glaze has formed.
  4. Add the reserved prawns and cook for 1–2 minutes, stirring, until piping hot throughout and lightly coated with the glaze. The prawns should be white inside when they’re cooked through. Prawns cook very quickly so take care not to overcook them. Taste and season with some black pepper if needed. We didn’t season with salt as we found this dish was salty enough.
  5. Serve at once with Basmati rice or other accompaniment of your choice.

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Recipe notes

Tip: This dish is fairly mild, but you can add a few more drops of sriracha sauce if you like a bit more heat.

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Christopher TurnerThursday 10th March 2022

Is there a possible substitute for the sriracha? My wife finds even the tiniest bit of spicyness spicy…

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    LisaThursday 10th March 2022

    Hi Christopher
    If your wife doesn’t like spice, I’d just leave the sriracha out. You can always sprinkle a few drops on your own plate after serving, if you like more heat!

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