Dinnertime is a breeze with this flavour-packed peanut prawn satay recipe, loaded with prawns, fresh veggies and noodles.
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Use it up: Use leftover kecap manis in Indonesian and Asian dishes like fried rice, sweet soy chicken, slow-cooked pork and more.
Served with a homemade peanut satay sauce, prawns, rice noodles and fresh greens, this prawn satay will be a new weeknight dinner staple. Cooked in just 10 minutes, the sweetness from the prawns and the nutty sauce are the perfect flavour combination for the whole family.
Don’t be intimidated by the list of ingredients needed to prepare the satay prawns sauce – it’s actually a lot easier than you think! Simply combine peanut butter, rice vinegar, sweet chilli sauce, sesame oil, kecap manis and water in a saucepan over low heat. You’ll know it’s ready when the peanut butter has melted and the sauce is smooth and lump free. It should be thick in consistency, however, feel free to adjust by adding a little water to thin it out.
Like most stir-fries, preparation is key to achieving the best results for our satay prawn recipe. Before reaching the frying portion, have all your ingredients prepped and ready to go. Set aside 5 minutes to marinate the prawns in a simple mixture of kecap manis, ginger, garlic and sesame oil. We use tiger prawns for their distinctly sweet and moist flesh. While the flavours are developing, make the satay sauce and prepare the rice noodles. These can both be set aside until this dish is ready to cook. To make things even easier, this recipe uses a pre-made salad kit that includes a mix of cabbage, carrots and corn. These add freshness and crunch to the satay prawn stir fry.From here, it’s a matter of tossing all your ingredients into the wok or large frying pan. Cook until the prawns curl and change colour, the veggies have just wilted (while still maintaining some bite) and the satay sauce has coated everything.
For more easy dinner recipes like this satay prawns stir-fry, you’ll love this 15-minute chicken, broccoli and cashew stir-fry, Korean beef stir fry, sticky honey-soy chicken stir-fry or this quick pork and noodle stir-fry.