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  1. 450 grams uncooked prawns, peeled and deveined

  2. 2 egg whites

  3. 75 grams  plus one tablespoonful cornflour

  4. 2 teaspoons salt

  5. 1 tablespoon dry sherry

  6. 300 ml vegetable oil

  7. 2 teaspoons tomato paste

  8. pinch of ground white pepper

  9. 1 teaspoon sugar

  10. 2 spring onions, finely chopped

  11. 1 teaspoon freshly crushed ginger

  12. red chillies (finely chopped)
    as many as you can handle

  13. 1 medium onion sliced (optional)

  14. 1 tablespoon chicken stock

  15. 1 teaspoon sesame oil


chili prawns



  1. Mix together the egg whites, 75 grams cornflour, 1 teaspoon of salt and the dry sherry. Coat the prawns uniformly.
  2. Heat the oil to sizzling point in a wok. Add the prawns and stir fry for two minutes or until lightly cooked. Do not overcook. Remove prawns from pan, drain oil and place on absorbent kitchen paper towels.
  3. Pour most of the oil, leaving about 1 tablespoon to coat the bottom of the wok. Reheat the wok. Quickly stir fry the sliced onions if included. Add the tomato paste, white pepper, remaining salt and sugar. Return the prawns to the wok along with the finely chopped spring onions, crushed ginger and chopped red chillies. Stir fry for 1 minute.
  4. Blend the remaining cornflour with the chicken stock and stir into the wok to thicken the sauce.
  5. Pour onto a plate and sprinkle with the sesame oil. Serve with rice and stir fried bok choy.
  6. Enjoy and see yourself in l'hotel Chinois Maurice.
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