Prawn chow mein

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
This low-fat stir-fry recipe is packed with crunchy vegetables and tangy oyster sauce

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal271
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre5g
  • protein25g
  • salt2.98g
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  • 3 nests medium egg noodles
  • 140g broccoli, chopped into small florets



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 140g baby corn, halved
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 300g prawns



    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

For the sauce

  • 3 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce


  1. Cook the noodles, broccoli and corn in boiling water for 3-4 mins, or until tender. Drain and set aside. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok and fry the pepper for 3 mins, until starting to soften.

  2. Tip in the noodles and vegetables along with the prawns and toss together. Add the sauce ingredients and heat everything through for 2-3 mins, until piping hot.

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Comments (18)

xclaireyx's picture

After reading the comments below used to cloves of garlic crushed and a red chilli finely chopped fried in with the peppers, I also added some soy sauce into the sauce mix. Really tasty but if I make it again I will boil the noodles separately to the veg as they didn't need as long so came out a little mushy!

beckib's picture

easy to make but lacked flavour wont make again :(

Sophie_12321's picture

I made this recipe at school for catering. I added extra oyster sauce, soy sauce, bean sprouts and garlic. I forgot to use the ketchup but it still tasted really nice!

rachchapman's picture

Fabulous, so easy and really low fat. Also added ginger and garlic.

fayfumbs's picture

I too added some ginger, garlic and soy. All the family enjoyed this dish.

wakeywildcats's picture

Just made this dish and it was very nice, I took the advice of one or two other comments and added ginger, garlic, chilli peppers and a splash of soy.

mcedwards's picture

This went down a storm with my 6 yr old daughter and is a great way to get her to try more veggies. I made it with leftover roast chicken instead of prawns and added an extra tbsp of oyster sauce, but still very tasty. So easy to make, even my husband managed it!!

Frantic Flapjack's picture

This was very quick to put together. Sprinkled some salted peanuts on at the end to give it some texture.

vjandjb's picture

This was perfect, just added a red chilli with the red pepper as we like a bit of spice.

jeskdale's picture

I thought it was easy and tasty, although it did need a bit of chilli and ginger to spice it up and be careful that you don't put too much tomato sauce in as this made it a bit sweet.

Sarah Jones's picture

Thought this was very bland won't be doing this again.

norathepixie's picture

So easy to make and had a lovely flavour. Agreed that it is great with prawn crackers.

nikkidowns's picture

Ok, seemed to lack a bit of flavour

florence100's picture

Made this for supper tonight, very nice! I added a bunch of spring onions to the pan with the red pepper. Enjoyed lovely crunchy, fresh vegetables. Will be making this again.

lizzafezza's picture

This was OK - the sauce needed abit of help. I added garlic, ginger and chilli and a splash of soy sauce.

norathepixie's picture

This was delicious and the whole family agreed for once - really easy to make but had a really good flavour. Yummy with prawn crackers!

marjoryc's picture

I made this and the whole family loved it- even the crunchy veg!

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