Korean spiced king prawns

Korean spiced king prawns

There are times when a new ingredient for the kitchen pantry gets you all excited!

This week it’s the arrival of a tub of Korean red pepper powder which lead to this recipe!

This is one of the many recipes I created when I followed the 90 Day Plan by The Body Coach. Simply use your plans ingredient amounts instead of those shown in the recipe. There are 220 Create Your Own (CYO) friendly recipes in my app and on this website.

Ingredients for 1 serving

294 g raw king prawns
116 g mushrooms, sliced
67 g babycorn
1 inch piece of ginger, grated
1 garlic clove, chopped or crushed
6 g olive oil
1 tsp korean red pepper powder or chilli flakes
24 g cashews
25 ml water
43 ml soy sauce
5 g chopped coriander
149 g Chinese leaf
salt and pepper


  • Take a frying pan and pop it onto a medium heat.
  • When the pan has warmed, add the sliced mushrooms with a sprinkle of salt.
  • This is going to draw the natural juices out of the mushrooms allowing them to cook without the need to add any oil.
  • After a couple of minutes, add the olive oil to the pan along with the garlic and ginger.
  • Stir fry these for a minute before adding the baby corn and the water.
  • Give the pan a good stir and cover with a lid for a couple of minutes to steam the baby corn and then add the cabbage.
  • Using tongs, move the cabbage around to wilt it and add the prawns and soy sauce to for final few minutes of cooking.
  • When you’re happy that the prawns are either warmed through or cooked through add the pepper powder or chilli flakes and the cashews for a final toss before popping on a pate and garnish with a sprinkling of the chopped coriander.

Recipe Notes

  • For those on 2018 BC plans, baby corn has been approved for used in place of carrots.
  • For anyone following older BC plans, baby corn has been approved for use in place of courgettes.
  • You could use coconut oil instead but I find this is too dominant a flavour and I want the main star of the show to be red pepper powder.
  • For anyone following older BC plans, king prawns have been used instead of chicken.
  • If you don’t have Korean red pepper powder, dried chillies can be sparingly used in its place.
  • Ginger is easier to grate when it’s frozen.

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