Spicy prawn soup

Spicy prawn soup

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(74 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins


Serves 4

A quick and spicy wok-based soup means one pan, zero fuss and supper's on the table in 20 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal327
  • fat17g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre4g
  • protein16g
  • salt0.97g
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  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 300g bag crunchy stir-fry vegetables
  • 140g shiitake mushroom, sliced
  • 2 tbsp Thai green curry paste
  • 400g can reduced-fat coconut milk
    Coconut milk in a glass, with half a coconut

    Coconut milk

    ko-ko-nut mill-k

    Coconut milk is not the slightly opaque liquid that flows from a freshly opened coconut –…

  • 200ml vegetable or fish stock
  • 300g medium straight-to-wok noodle
  • 200g bag large, raw prawn



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


  1. Heat a wok, add the oil, then stir-fry the veg and mushrooms for 2-3 mins. Take out and set aside, then tip the curry paste into the pan and fry for 1 min.

  2. Pour in the coconut milk and stock. Bring to the boil, drop in the noodles and prawns, then reduce the heat and simmer for 4 mins until the prawns are cooked through. Stir in the veg, then serve.

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27th Oct, 2010
Lovely recipe! I used red paste and added a splash of fish sauce and extra chilli. Can't wait to make again!
25th Oct, 2010
was the best! so very filling too! yum. i will definitely be having this again!
22nd Oct, 2010
Only made this for the first time yesterday for a girlie lunch - it was lovely. Would definitely make again. Recommended.
18th Oct, 2009
Fantastic! Loads of flavour, making this tonight for the second time :)
22nd Sep, 2009
Great soup, had this portioned up for lunch and was easy and filling
8th Aug, 2009
amazing :D
4th Aug, 2009
Have now had this several times. Always very quick and easy to make, and always extremely tasty. One of my husbands favourites!
27th Jun, 2009
It would be a 400ml tin. Made last night. Very tasty - added a dash of fish sauce and juice of a lime too.
19th May, 2009
Hi team would the Magazine taste team make a suggestion about the liquid in this recipe,is the amount of coconut 400g stated in recipe ==to 400ml tin, i would like it to be more soup like, many thanks JESSY
19th May, 2009
Hi i cooked this tonight was really very tasty, but found that all my liquid soaked up very quickly, i cooked noodles in the coconut and stock liquid with the prawns as suggested,should cooking time be for 4 mins only??? what is 400g coconut milk or is it the 400ml tin?????otherwise very tasty, i would have liked it to be more liquid like for a soup dish..many thanks Jessy


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