Prawn chow mein

Prawn chow mein

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(19 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 3 nests medium egg noodles
  • 140g broccoli, chopped into small florets
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    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
    Prawn

    Prawn

    praw-n

    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

Method

  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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xclaireyx
9th Dec, 2015
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
4th Mar, 2015
1.3
easy to make but lacked flavour wont make again :(
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Sophie_12321
8th Jul, 2014
5.05
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
5th Feb, 2013
5.05
Fabulous, so easy and really low fat. Also added ginger and garlic.
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fayfumbs
22nd May, 2012
5.05
I too added some ginger, garlic and soy. All the family enjoyed this dish.
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wakeywildcats
10th Mar, 2012
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
1st Sep, 2011
5.05
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!!
micwats
6th Jun, 2011
5.05
Yummy!!
Frantic Flapjack
5th Jun, 2011
3.05
This was very quick to put together. Sprinkled some salted peanuts on at the end to give it some texture.
vjandjb
4th Jun, 2011
5.05
This was perfect, just added a red chilli with the red pepper as we like a bit of spice.

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