Monday, March 28, 2011

A little asian infusion - Honey and Sweet soy Prawns with Sesame seeds on Bok choy

  • Honey and Sweet soy Prawns with Sesame seeds on Bok choy

  • 1 Tbs fish sauce
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 2 Tbs kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy)
  • 1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 lime, rind finely grated, juiced
  • 20 medium green prawns, peeled, deveined, leaving tails intact
  • 1 large bunch bok choy, halved lengthways, washed
  • 2 tsp  sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbs peanut oil

    Combine the fish sauce, honey, kecap manis, ginger, lime rind and juice in a bowl.

    Add the prawns and coat. Set aside for 20 minutes.

    Meanwhile, separate the bok choy leaves from the stem section. Cut the stem section in half lengthways.

    Heat a wok or large deep frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the sesame seeds and cook for 1-2 minutes until golden. Remove and set aside.

    Heat 2 tsp peanut oil and heat over a high heat. Add the bok choy stems. Stir-fry for 4 minutes then add the leaves and stir-fry until tender. Transfer to a platter and cover with foil.

    Heat the remaining oil in the wok over a high heat. Add the prawns and cook, for 2 minutes each side or until golden and the sauce reduces slightly. 

  • Spoon sauce over the bok choy. Dip the prawns in sesame seeds and layer on top. (Alternatively place the prawns and sprinkle the whole dish with sesame seeds).


  1. "nom nom nom"

    This dish was absolutely fantastic! And there are no carbs which keeps it nice and light but it's so tasty you won't even miss them (even if you do... just add a side of rice!)

    Be careful not to be too heavy handed with the fish sauce as it's an extremely strong flavour.

    You could possibly substitute the kecap manis for normal soy sauce, just don't use too much as the fish sauce is very salty as well... maybe half the amount and double the honey?

    I love chilli so would definitely add freshly sliced red chillies to this dish.

    I'm a huge fan of colour in a dish, so for me i'd like to see some yellow capsicum stir fried with the bok choy to just give it a little something extra (if you don't add red chillies you could probably also have red capsicum).

  2. this looks delicious - ill add my review once I try it out!