Prawn chow mein

Prawn chow mein

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(34 ratings)

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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Eleanor Murray's picture
Eleanor Murray
17th Jul, 2020
Absolutely love this, super easy! Made it twice now and decided to double the sauce. Not sure if just used to seeing takeaways but the portion sizes aren't overly generous.
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!
4th Mar, 2015
easy to make but lacked flavour wont make again :(
Sophie_12321's picture
8th Jul, 2014
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!
5th Feb, 2013
Fabulous, so easy and really low fat. Also added ginger and garlic.
fayfumbs's picture
22nd May, 2012
I too added some ginger, garlic and soy. All the family enjoyed this dish.
wakeywildcats's picture
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.
1st Sep, 2011
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!!
6th Jun, 2011
Frantic Flapjack
5th Jun, 2011
This was very quick to put together. Sprinkled some salted peanuts on at the end to give it some texture.


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