Shell and devein the prawns. Heat the olive oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and stir 20 seconds. Add prawns, green onion, basil, cilantro...

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2 servings

– 2/3 pound medium prawns, shelled and deveined

– 1 tablespoon olive oil

– 1 small clove garlic, peeled and minced

– 1 chopped green onion

– 1½ tablespoons chopped fresh basil

– 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

– 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley

– 1½ teaspoons black bean sauce

– 1/8 teaspoon salt

– Freshly ground black pepper to taste

1. Shell and devein the prawns. Heat the olive oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and stir 20 seconds.

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2. Add prawns, green onion, basil, cilantro, parsley, bean sauce, salt and pepper. Stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes, just until the prawns are pink and cooked through. Serve immediately.

From “East Meets West Cuisine” by Ken Hom.