Hot 'n sweet prawn lettuce wraps

Hot 'n sweet prawn lettuce wraps

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time8 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
50g sugar
60ml rice wine vinegar
1 (2.5cm) ginger root, peeled, thinly sliced
30ml vegetable or other light oil
1 red onion, chopped
2 small red chilli peppers, very thinly sliced
125g shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
750g medium prawns, deveined, tails off
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 head iceberg lettuce, cored, quartered
1) Combine sugar, vinegar and ginger in a small pot and bring to a boil, dissolve sugar and turn off heat, reserve.

2) In a frying pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Saute the onions, chilli peppers, mushrooms and garlic for 3 to 4 minutes, then add the prawns and toss for 3 to 4 minutes more until pink and firm. Douse the pan with the sweet vinegar, and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Serve with cold lettuce for wrapping the hot-sweet prawns.

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