Honey, sesame, and orange king prawns are a delicious and easy-to-make dish that's perfect for any occasion. The combination of sweet honey, nutty sesame, and bright orange creates a really tasty and balanced flavour that's sure to please.

The recipe is straightforward and comes together in about 20 minutes, making it an ideal choice for a weeknight dinner. But it's also impressive enough to serve to guests. Pair it with some fluffy jasmine rice and steamed veggies like pak choi, and you've got a nourishing meal that's bursting with flavour.

The Ingredients You Need

  1. 2 tsp sesame oil: Sesame oil provides a nutty, toasted flavour that complements the other ingredients.

  2. 1 large orange, zested and juiced: The orange zest and juice add a bright, citrusy note that balances the sweetness of the honey.

  3. 3 tbsp honey: The honey provides sweetness and caramelisation to the dish, creating a nice glaze on the prawns.

  4. 2 tbsp low-salt soy sauce: Soy sauce adds a savoury, umami element that rounds out the flavours.

  5. 1 tbsp rice vinegar: The rice vinegar contributes a subtle tang that helps to brighten up the overall flavour profile.

  6. 3 tbsp cornflour: The cornflour helps to create a light, crispy coating on the prawns when they are stir-fried.

  7. 2 tbsp sesame seeds: The sesame seeds add a delightful crunch and nutty flavour to the dish.

  8. A pinch of five-spice powder: The five-spice powder provides a warm, aromatic complexity that complements the other flavours.

  9. 2 tbsp vegetable oil: The garlic adds depth and pungency to the dish, enhancing the overall savoury notes.

  10. 3 cloves garlic, minced: Together, these ingredients create a harmonious balance of sweet, sour, salty, and umami flavours, resulting in a delicious and well-rounded Honey, Sesame & Orange King Prawns dish.

  11. 500g king prawns, peeled and deveined.

  12. Spring onions and white rice

How To Cook This Dish

  1. In one bowl, mix the sesame oil, orange zest and juice, honey, soy sauce, and rice vinegar to make the sauce.

  2. In another bowl, combine the cornflour, sesame seeds, Chinese five-spice powder, and a pinch of salt.

  3. Run a small knife down the back of each prawn to butter them, which will help the sauce stick better.

  4. Toss the prawns through the cornflour and sesame seed mixture to coat them.

  5. Heat vegetable or sunflower oil in a large wok or frying pan over high heat. Add the minced garlic and sizzle for 10 seconds, being careful not to let it brown.

  6. Add the coated prawns and any remaining flour and sesame seeds from the bowl. Stir-fry for a few minutes until the prawns are pink and the sesame seeds are golden.

  7. Remove the prawns from the pan and pour the sauce mixture into the wok. Let it bubble for a few minutes until thickened.

  8. Add the cooked prawns back to the wok and stir to coat them in the sauce. Heat through for another 30 seconds.

  9. Top with spring onions and serve with rice.

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