Thai prawn & peanut noodle soup

Thai prawn & peanut noodle soup

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Try this punchy aromatic broth that's packed with Asian spice and fresh flavours - top with nuts and chilli to your liking

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal596
  • fat35g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre4g
  • protein40g
  • salt4.8g


  • 4 tbsp Thai green curry paste
  • 3 tbsp smooth peanut butter

    Peanut butter

    pee-nut butt-ah

    Peanut butter starts with dry roasting peanuts, which concentrates and heightens their flavour…

  • small pack coriander, stalks finely chopped, leaves picked
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, peeled and cut into fine matchsticks



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 4 kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded
  • 2 x 400ml cans light 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 –…

  • 850ml chicken stock (use fresh stock if you can)
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • juice 2 limes



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
    Fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • 4 small heads pak choi, halved or quartered through the stalk
    Pak choi

    Pak choi


    This member of the cabbage family has a number of different names, including…

  • 300g pack raw, peeled king prawn
  • 300g cooked rice noodle
  • 1 red chilli, sliced (deseeded if you don't like it too hot)
  • 4 tbsp roughly chopped dry-roasted peanut


  1. Put the curry paste and peanut butter into a saucepan set over a medium heat, stir together to a smooth paste and sizzle for 1 min. Add the coriander stalks, ginger, lime leaves, coconut milk and stock. Bring to a simmer, then gently boil for 5 mins.

  2. Add the soy, lime juice and fish sauce. Taste and adjust the seasoning with a little more soy if you feel it needs more salt, or more lime if you want it a little more sour. Add the pak choi and prawns, and cook for 1 min until the prawns are pink and the pak choi has wilted. Stir in the rice noodles and cook for 30 secs more. To serve, divide the pak choi, noodles and prawns between 4 large soup bowls. Pour over the soup and top with a handful of coriander leaves, the chilli slices and chopped peanuts.

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19th Jul, 2017
Made this for my partner and myself. Didn't change the recipe. Restaurant quality. So fresh. Definitely will be making this again. Made 6 large servings.
26th Nov, 2015
This is great. I have made it with both green paste and red paste, and also with salmon instead of prawns.
21st Apr, 2015
Hoping to try this tonight - looks lovely!
20th Mar, 2015
Tasty despite being very easy. I turned this into a gluten free recipe by using gluten free stock, tamari rather than soy and rice noodles.
11th Nov, 2014
This was a huge success! Easy to make in bulk in a big saucepan, too. I love the flavour of ginger so I peeled and grated it instead - this is also nice to eat that chunks of ginger in my opinion, because it just becomes part of the liquid of the soup. We also added chunks of diced chicken and poached them in the soup. Will definitely be making this again.
21st Aug, 2014
I made this last night for our big family dinner and it went down a treat! Gorgeous flavours and really filling! A winner all round!
25th Mar, 2014
I was recommended this by a friend and she was right - it's delicious! I didn't use the lime leaves as I couldn't get hold of them in time, but used the fresh lime juice, which seemed to do a great job of adding a zing on its own. We had it with diced chicken, which went in early on and was left to poach in the coconut milk for 15 minutes, and also added in broccoli. A storming success!
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22nd Mar, 2014
A simple dish but rather stingy with the prawns! I was cooking for myself and used about 170g of prawns which is much more generous than the suggested 300g split four ways. for my full blog review and a photograph of my results, go to
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18th Mar, 2014
Delicious but way too salty. A tablespoon of thick brown sugar helps enormously.
15th Feb, 2014
Why can I no longer send the recipe to ocado????


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