Sweet chilli prawn stir-fry recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Prep: 5 min
Cooking: 12 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 290 kCal 15%
Fat 6g 9%
  -  Saturates 1g 5%
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  • Really quick and easy to make, this delicious noodle stir-fry contains succulent king prawns and a spicy kick of chilli that’ll warm you up on a cold winter’s day. If you’re looking for low calorie meals, this is one of our quickest taking just 5 minutes to prepare and 12 minutes to cook.


    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into ribbons
    • 60g (2oz) red cabbage, finely shredded
    • 125g (4oz) or 2 blocks medium egg noodles
    • 1tbsp toasted sesame oil
    • 400g pack frozen raw king prawns, defrosted and drained
    • 6 spring onions, trimmed and chopped
    • 4tbsp Thai sweet chilli sauce


    • Bring 600ml (1 pint) water to the boil in a wok or large pan. Add a pinch of salt, the carrot ribbons and red cabbage, and cook for 2 mins, to blanch them. Rest a colander over a pan, drain the vegetables from the wok into the colander, reserving the water in the pan. Set aside the vegetables.

    • Return the water in the pan to the boil. Add the noodles, cook for 4 mins, to soften, then drain and rinse through with cold water.

    • Meanwhile, heat the sesame oil in the wok, add the prawns and cook for about 3 mins, until they turn pink all over. Add the white part of the spring onions, the blanched carrot and cabbage, the noodles and the sweet chilli sauce. Stir-fry for a few minutes to warm it all through. Serve in bowls, sprinkled with chopped spring onion tops.

    Top tip for making Sweet chilli prawn stir-fry

    You can use green cabbage, sprouts or red pepper instead of red cabbage.

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