Prawn, ginger and lemongrass stir-fry

Prawn ginger and lemongrass stir-fry.
Prawn ginger and lemongrass stir-fry. Photo: Natalie Boog

A simple and healthy stir-fry that allows the fragrant ginger, lemongrass and thai basil to shine


3-4 tbsp vegetable oil

2 tbsp finely sliced or grated fresh ginger

1 tbsp finely chopped lemongrass

1 large brown onion, finely sliced

2 garlic cloves, finely sliced

500g peeled green prawns

2 tbsp fish sauce

2 tbsp palm sugar

1 tbsp water

3 handfuls thai or sweet basil


Heat oil in a wok. Once oil is shimmering add ginger, lemon grass, onion and garlic and fry on high for 2-3 minutes.

Add prawns and fry for 2 minutes.

Add fish sauce, palm sugar and water and simmer for 1 minute.

Remove from heat, toss through basil and serve with rice or noodles.