Luffa and Prawns

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Monica Bhagwan
Luffa and Prawns
Budget-friendly recipe
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Luffa is a long gourd that looks like an overgrown zucchini or cucumber. It becomes delicate when cooked with a slightly sweet flavor.

Ingredients

1
tablespoon
1

minced

1
pound

peeled and deveined*

2

chopped

¼
cup
1
teaspoon
1

sliced

What You'll Need

  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cutting board
  • Chef knife
  • Skillet or wok
  • Wooden spoon

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a wok/pan; add garlic and stir fry for 1 minute.
  2. Add prawns; cook until done.
  3. Add luffa; continue to stir fry with prawns until just tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add bamboo shoots, coriander and soy sauce to pan and stir fry a few more minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with green onion and serve.

Chef Tips

  • Cubed tofu, chicken, pork, or beef can be substituted for the prawns.

Nutrition Info and more

Serving size:
1
cup
Total calories:
209
Total fat:
6 g
Saturated fat:
1 g
Carbohydrates:
5.8 g
Protein:
32 g
Fiber:
2 g
Sodium:
375 mg
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