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Sweet & Sour Prawns

A classic Chinese takeaway favourite - juicy prawns drenched in a delicious homemade sweet & sour sauce.

Brilliant paired with rice, noodles or stir fried vegetables!


200g large peeled king prawns - raw

1 red bell pepper - finely sliced

200g tin water chestnuts - drained

400g tin pineapple - drained & diced (save juice!)

1tsp brown sugar

2tbsp soy sauce

1tbsp rice wine vinegar

2tbsp cornflour (mix to a slurry with 2tbsp water)

1tbsp minced garlic

1tbsp chilli flakes

thumb of fresh ginger - grated


In a jug or bowl, add the vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, pineapple juice, cornflour mix & 100ml water, mix well till combined.

Heat oil in a wok until it begins to smoke, add the garlic, ginger & chilli, cook for around 30 seconds then add the pepper, pineapple and water chesnuts, cook for a further 2 minutes.

Add the sauce mixture, stir well and cook for 2 minutes or until it begins to thicken.

Add the prawns and stir, cook for around 2-3 minutes until cooked through.


Don't like prawns? try replacing with chicken, vegetables or a meat alternative, or use the sauce to top other tasty dishes.

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