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Luffa and Prawns

Photo of Luffa and Prawns
Photo attribution: Monica Bhagwan
Ready In: 15 minutes
Serves: 4
Dairy-freeGluten-freeLow Added Sugar

Luffa is a long gourd that looks like an overgrown zucchini or cucumber. It becomes delicate when cooked with a slightly sweet flavor.

What you'll need

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Cutting board
Sharp knife
Large skillet
Wooden spoon


Serves 4
1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
1 clove Garlic minced
1 pound Shrimp large, peeled and deveined
2 Luffa chopped
1/4 cup Bamboo Shoots
1 teaspoon Ground Coriander
1 teaspoon Soy Sauce
1 Green Onion sliced


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's Tips

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1.00 cup

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 209
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6 g8%
Saturated Fat 1 g5%
Sodium 375 mg16%
Total Carbohydrate 5.8 g2%
Dietary Fiber 2 g7%
Protein 32 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: