Super-fast prawn noodles

Super-fast prawn noodles

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(40 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


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

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

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


  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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9th Feb, 2013
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!
19th Oct, 2012
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.
12th Oct, 2012
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.
7th Sep, 2012
I used curly cale instead of Bok choi because I couldn't find it in the supermarket. It was fantastic.
25th Jul, 2012
Lovely and light. Added a green chilli to spice it up and would definitely make it again
22nd Feb, 2012
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!
14th Dec, 2011
Wow...very simple to cook even with limited ingredients if you don't have all and ready in 15 mins. Wife loved it!
4th Nov, 2011
Brilliant! I loved this and it went down well with my bf too. We'll make this over and over again I'm sure.
7th Sep, 2011
Really delicious. I had some homemade chicken stock which I think made the flavour better. Very quick and very easy.
10th Jul, 2011
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!


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