Corn on the Prawn Picnic—Lunch for 4

“Corn on the Prawn Picnic” is a fusion lunch recipe combining Mexican and Chinese flavors. Succulent prawns are stir-fried with sweet corn, infused with aromatic spices, and served warm. This dish offers a delightful blend of textures and tastes, making it a unique, satisfying meal.

Meal Type



Mexican Chinese Fusion



Food Stars

Prawns, corn





You Need This Stuff

  • 500g prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups sweet corn kernels
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 spring onions, chopped for garnish

Do This With That Stuff

  1. ‘Gather all your ingredients and cookware
  2. Peel and devein the prawns, then place them in a large bowl
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the cumin powder, paprika powder, black pepper powder, and salt to taste
  4. Sprinkle this spice mix over the prawns in the large bowl, ensuring they are evenly coated
  5. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in the large skillet over medium heat
  6. Once hot, add the prawns using tongs and cook until they turn pink on both sides This should take about 2-3 minutes per side Remove the prawns from the skillet and set them aside in a plate
  7. In the same skillet, add another tablespoon of olive oil Once hot, add finely chopped onion and minced garlic using a garlic press Cook until onions are translucent
  8. Add diced red bell pepper, green bell pepper and finely chopped jalapenos to the skillet Stir well with a wooden spoon to combine with onion and garlic mixture
  9. Add sweet corn kernels to the skillet Stir well to combine with other ingredients
  10. In a medium pan over low heat, combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce and sesame oil Stir until well combined then remove from heat
  11. Pour this sauce mixture into the skillet with vegetables Stir well to ensure all ingredients are coated in sauce
  12. Return cooked prawns to skillet Stir gently to combine with other ingredients and ensure they are coated in sauce too
  13. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until everything is heated through properly
  14. Serve hot on plates garnished with chopped spring onions’

Obvious and Not So Obvious Variations and Pairings

Beti’s Reflections

On a recent culinary adventure, I found myself in the heart of Mexico City, savoring the vibrant flavors of local cuisine. As I journeyed onwards to Beijing, my palate was awakened by the aromatic spices and textures of Chinese dishes. It was this gastronomic journey that inspired me to create a fusion dish that marries these two distinct cuisines. Thus, the “Corn on the Prawn Picnic” recipe was born.

This delightful Mexican Chinese fusion recipe serves four and is perfect for those who enjoy seafood and aren’t allergic to it. However, if you’re following a vegan diet or have gluten intolerance, this may not be suitable for you.

Our star ingredients are 500g of succulent prawns and 2 cups of sweet corn kernels – a classic combination in prawn and sweet corn recipes. The prawns are stir-fried in olive oil with finely chopped onions and minced garlic, releasing an irresistible aroma that sets the tone for this spicy prawn dish. The addition of diced bell peppers and jalapenos brings a pop of color and heat, while cumin powder, paprika powder, black pepper powder add depth to our Asian inspired seafood recipe.

To make this easy seafood dinner idea come alive, start by peeling and deveining your prawns before coating them in a spice mix – an essential step in any spicy prawn and corn skillet recipe. Once your prawns turn pink on both sides in your skillet (a sign they’re perfectly cooked), set them aside while you sauté your veggies in olive oil until they’re tender-crisp – just how we like it in our homemade prawn and sweet corn stir fry! Now comes the magic: combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil over low heat before pouring it over your veggies – a technique often used when cooking with soy sauce and oyster sauce. Return your prawns to the skillet, stir gently, and voila! Your Corn on the Prawn Picnic is ready to be served.

And there you have it – a unique fusion cuisine where Mexican meets Chinese in a delightful dance of flavors and textures. This Corn on the Prawn Picnic recipe is not just an easy prawn and corn stir fry, but a celebration of multicultural meals that’s perfect for picnics or any day you want to spice things up in your kitchen. So why not give this healthy seafood stir fry recipe a try? You might just find it making its way into your list of best seafood recipes for picnics!

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