Garlic chilli prawns with sesame noodles

Garlic chilli prawns with sesame noodles

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(8 ratings)

Ready in 20 mins


Serves 4
A speedy, Asian-influenced stir-fry of jumbo juicy seafood, crunchy beansprouts and a sweet and spicy sauce

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal430
  • fat13g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs51g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre5g
  • protein28g
  • salt1.5g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 250g medium egg noodle
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil, plus extra to serve (optional)
  • 1 tbsp groundnut oil
  • bunch spring onions, thinly sliced lengthways

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

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

  • 300g bag beansprout
  • 4 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 400g raw peeled tiger prawn
  • 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce


  1. Cook the noodles following pack instructions, then rinse with cold water and drain. Toss with 1 tsp of the sesame oil.

  2. Heat 2 tsp of the groundnut oil in a non-stick wok. Stir-fry most of the spring onions and all the beansprouts for a couple of mins until tender. Add the noodles and warm through. Stir through the remaining sesame oil and tip out of the wok onto a serving dish.

  3. Carefully wipe out the wok and add the remaining groundnut oil. Toss in the garlic and chilli, and cook for 10 secs. Pop in the prawns and stir-fry for a couple of mins until they have just turned pink. Stir in the sugar and soy, then bubble until the sugar has melted and prawns are cooked through. Spoon on top of the noodles and sprinkle with the remaining spring onions. Add an extra drizzle of sesame oil, if you like.

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments (5)

scotcat's picture

I've been searching for the perfect stir fry recipe for ages, for me this is it! Really easy to adapt to add more flavours but the method is very simple and really tasty. I changed the veg to what I had to hand and added ginger to the prawns.

alybeee's picture

Make this regularly, very quick and tasty. The only changes i have made is to use 3-4 dried birdseye chilli's and throw in some toasted sesame seeds with the prawns just before serving

Gilljones42's picture

Really disappointing, no flavour at all, despite adding some carrot matchsticks. Don't bother.

badzilla's picture

I used the printed as inspiration to my own concoction, and so as a consequence there were quite a few changes. I was making for myself and so used half a pack of raw king prawns which is about 170g. I replaced the beansprouts with mange tout; I used rice noodles instead of medium egg noodles; I used two cloves of garlic, but retained the printed amounts of soft brown sugar and soy sauce. I determined that one red chilli would be too much so halved it. For my complete review and photo, see my blog at

Frantic Flapjack's picture

I used a 250g pack of mushroom instead of the beansprouts. It turned out well and was quick to make.

Questions (0)

Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved…

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe…

Tips (0)

Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.

Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe…

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

About BBC Good Food

We’re all about good recipes, and about quality home cooking that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re looking for some healthy inspiration or learning how to cook a decadent dessert, we’ve trustworthy guidance for all your foodie needs.

Our recipes

All our recipes are tested thoroughly by us to make sure they’re suitable for your kitchen at home. We know many of you are concerned about healthy eating, so we send them to a qualified nutritionist for thorough analysis too.

Tell us what you think…

Love the new look or think we’ve missed the mark? We want to hear your thoughts – good and bad – to make sure we make the new website as useful as possible.


Subscribe to BBC Good Food magazine and get triple-tested recipes delivered to your door, every month.


Discover the dates and details of all the BBC Good Food Shows.


See your favourite chefs on Sky Channel 247, Virgin TV 260 and find their recipes at

Follow us

Join the BBC Good Food community by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google Plus.