Prawn Basil Stir Fry

Recently everytime I get a protein I get the itch to try something new. I had actually saved half of the prawns to make butter garlic but just an hour before lunch the itch to attempt something for the blog started.

I started googling recipes and just wasn’t too excited about any I saw. Suddenly the word basil popped up and I remembered that I had a few leaves left over from making the focaccia. So here it’s is Prawn Basil stir Fry. I ofcourse adapted the recipe on the ingredients available.


20 big sized prawns
3-4 green chillies chopped
10 garlic chopped
1-2 TSP paprika powder (as per taste)
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp fish sauce
4 tbsp olive oil
Handful of basil leaves
Lime wedge

  1. Blend chillies, garlic, sugar, salt, fish sauce, 3 tbsp oil and paprika powder in the blender.
  2. Marinate the prawns in this for 30 minutes
  3. Heat the rest of the olive oil in the pan, cook the shrimps without the marinade. 
  4. When the shrimps are cooked, add the basil leaves and toss it till it’s wilted.
  5. Squeeze lime when you serve.