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Super-fast prawn noodles

Super-fast prawn noodles

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(34 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A flavoursome Chinese-style dish, ready in 15 mins

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal277
  • fat4g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre2g
  • protein29g
  • salt3.82g
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Ingredients

  • 1l chicken stock (we used Knorr Touch-of-taste)
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • large piece fresh root ginger, shredded into thin matchsticks
  • 300g peeled king prawns (raw would be better, but cooked are fine)
  • 4 bok choi, each cut into quarters
  • 2 sachets straight-to-wok noodles
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

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Method

  1. In a wok or large saucepan, bring the stock to the boil. Stir the sauces into the stock, then add the ginger. Simmer for a moment, then add the prawns: if raw, simmer for 2 mins until they turn pink; if cooked, add together with the bok choi, then cook for 2 mins more until just wilted.

  2. Slip all the noodles into the broth, then gently stir to loosen them. Bring the liquid back to a simmer, then cook for 2 mins more to warm them through. Scatter with spring onions and serve straight from the wok, using tongs for the noodles and a ladle for the broth.

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Comments (34)

betsyvriend's picture
5

I was coming home late one night and fancied something really quick and relatively healthy. This recipe is so, so tasty - I added an ageing red chilli and a lil Tabasco for spice and it was delectable, so simple to make and really satisfying. Will definitely make again.

AimeeRose90's picture

Really lovely and easy dish but I think it could do with a bit more flavour - maybe a little extra hoisin sauce or an extra bit of stock flavour would do the trick.

Manuruletigger's picture

Has anyone made this recipe using vegetable stock instead of chicken stock? I love the original but need to addapt slightly for a vegetarian at our dinner party :)

Manuruletigger's picture

Absolutely loved this recipe, we added a green chilli to spice it up and it was amazing, i always want it now! Tried it without the chilli and found it a little bland, could only taste the stock really. We have added sugar snap peas and babycorn, also really nice!

andreamferns's picture
5

Fantastic... Even add other veg

kaseymitsuri's picture
4

It was okay.. Tasty

vicstinson's picture
4

i used chicken pieces instead of prawns but it still worked well; so well in fact this amount only served two. good meal when really short of time!

mfischer's picture
5

This is a great recipe... So easy, so balanced, so great. One that has made my list of favorites, and that's a hard list to get into ;)

f you don't have Hoi Sin sauce, make your own by combining 4 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons kecap manis, 1 tablespoon honey, 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar, 1 clove finely chopped garlic, 2 teaspoons sesame oil, 1/2 birdseye chili, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.

maurissareader's picture
5

Very tasty and very quick. I added sugar snap peas and sliced chestnut mushrooms. halved it for 2, but still had 2 packs of noodles to suit the greedy BF :0)
Would add the raw prawns right at the end as they were a little tough.

skb001's picture
5

I used curly cale instead of Bok choi because I couldn't find it in the supermarket. It was fantastic.

triciabrennan's picture
5

Lovely and light. Added a green chilli to spice it up and would definitely make it again

lizleicester's picture
4

Clever daughter made this substituting savoy cabbage for bok choi and soy sauce instead of hoisin. Didn't have noodles either because we spent all afternoon eating cupcakes!

sanjay_rajpurkar's picture
5

Wow...very simple to cook even with limited ingredients if you don't have all and ready in 15 mins.
Wife loved it!

zoebrealey's picture
5

Brilliant! I loved this and it went down well with my bf too. We'll make this over and over again I'm sure.

emilyduncan's picture
4

Really delicious. I had some homemade chicken stock which I think made the flavour better. Very quick and very easy.

lisethornton's picture
2

I made the soup part for this and it was disgusting - very bland and nothing like a usual Asian soup. I threw it away and put the other ingredients into a wok to make a stir fry instead, using the oyster, hoisin and fish sauces to flavour it - it was delicious!

ladder5's picture

This sounds lovely, i can't wait to try this out.

sairajaine's picture
5

Great family meal, added a large piece of chopped fresh ginger so the liquid was too hot for my 8 year old, but will do it again as it packed a punch.

ourcarol's picture
5

So quick, so tasty, have made this quite a few times, and will continue to do so.

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Questions (1)

Manuruletigger's picture

Has anybody made this using vegetable stock instead of chicken stock? I love this reipe but have a vegetarian in our dinner party tonight and still want to cook it!

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