Place the onion, chillies and garlic in a food processor and blend until finely chopped.
Fry this mixture in a little olive oil until soft and fragrant.
Add the honey, sugar and water and fry until the mixture is almost dry.
Add the prawns and fry for 2-3 minutes until they are just cooked – plump and pink.
Season with salt and lemon and serve immediately.
Recipe extract from Alida Ryder’s Cooking from the Heart, published by Penguin. Available in all good book stores for R250. The book is also available in Afrikaans as Kook uit die Hart.