Asian-style omelette with prawns, cabbage and broccolini

Written by Guest post on Wednesday, 12 May 2021.
Tagged: Asian, egg, healthy cooking, healthy eating, nutrition, seafood

  • Ready In: 35 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 4
Asian-style omelette with prawns, cabbage and broccolini

A great way to get some vegetables in!


  • 12 prawns (750 g), shelled and de-veined
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 bunch (125 g) broccolini, trimmed and cut in half lengthways
  • ¼ cabbage (250 g), shredded
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon salt reduced soy sauce
  • ¼ cup plain flour
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 cup bean shoots
  • 1-2 red chillies, sliced (optional)

Nutrition per serve

1410 kJ (335 Calories), 50 g protein, 10 g fat (including 2 g saturated fat), 10 g carbohydrate (including 3 g sugars), 4 g fibre and 955 mg sodium

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  1. Preheat grill to moderate temperature.
  2. Combine shelled prawns, 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil and chilli flakes in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Heat remaining oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook broccolini and ½ the shredded cabbage in the pan until wilted and slightly softened. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  4. Combine eggs, soy sauce and flour in a bowl. Whisk to combine.
  5. Pour ¼ of the omelette mixture into the heated pan and cook for 2 minutes until the base is set. Top the omelette with ¼ of the cooked cabbage and broccolini and 3-4 prawns. Remove from the heat and place under pre-heated grill for 4-5 minutes or until the omelette has set and prawns are cooked.
  6. Remove the omelette from the pan. Top with spring onions, bean shoots and chilli if using.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to make additional omelettes.


  • No plain flour? Any flour may be used or it may be removed for a more traditional egg omelette. Flour is used to improve the stability of the omelette.

  • Shred cabbage using a mandolin or large knife. To save time, you could use pre-cut cabbage from a packet coleslaw.

  • Vegetarian? Try lightly frying chunks of tofu or eggplant/aubergine (total of 750 g) where the recipe says to use prawns.

  • No broccolini? You can use any Asian vegetable in this omelette.


Recipe created and photographed by Helena Dowdall. You’ll find more of Helena’s work at her website.