Prawns with snow peas and baby corn

Nothing beats a stir-fry when there’s a need for speed. This prawns with snow peas and baby corn recipe is perfect for a healthy, easy weeknight meal

  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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This recipe first appeared in New Zealand Woman's Weekly.
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  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 16 raw king prawns, peeled, de-veined, tails on (see recipe tip)
  • 125 gram punnet baby corn, halved lengthways
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed, sliced
  • 150 gram snow peas, trimmed, halved diagonally
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • coriander leaves, to serve


  • 1
    In a large wok, heat half the oil on high. Stir-fry the prawns for 1-2 minutes until they have changed colour. Remove from the wok.
  • 2
    Heat the remaining oil in the wok on high. Stir-fry the corn for 1 minute, then add the remaining vegetables and garlic. Cook for 1 minute until bright in colour and tender-crisp.
  • 3
    Return the prawns to the wok with sauces and sugar. Stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Serve sprinkled with coriander.


16 prawns weigh about 500g when shelled. Prawns should not be overcooked as they become tough – look for them to change colour completely.

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