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Prawn Sambal

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 15 minutes
    •    Cook time: 30 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •    1 tsp sugar
    •    1 tbsp peanut oil
    •    2 tsps lemon juice
    •    1 tbsp sambal oelek
    •    2 cloves garlic, crushed
    •    2cm piece fresh ginger, grated
    •    40 uncooked medium king prawns
    •    415gm can whole peeled tomatoes
    •    1 large brown onion, chopped finely
    •    1 medium red capsicum, chopped finely
    •    10cm stick fresh lemongrass, chopped finely


  1. Shell and devein prawns, leaving tails intact.
  2. Heat oil in wok; stir-fry onion, garlic, ginger and lemongrass, stirring, until onion is soft.
  3. Add undrained crushed tomatoes, sambal, juice, sugar and capsicum; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer, uncovered, until sauce thickens.
  4. Add prawns; stir-fry until prawns just change colour.

This great family recipe is thanks to Women's Weekly Food Recipes at


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