Sunday, October 25, 2015

Panfried Prawns With Rice Noodles

I love  shellfish!! Especially prawns and crab!! Its been a long time since I had prawns , one of the  things from Malaysia that I miss, the abundant arrays of shell fish!!.  Anyway  saw this huge packet of jumbo prawns being sold in the supermarket and bought them  'cos I couldn’t resist them. 
The boys don’t like them or so they say , so I made  this delicious noodle dish just for me and hubby.
This recipe is inspired by Jamie Oliver’s panfried prawns but I gave it a bit of a Thai twist by adding thai flavourings and added rice noodles.

Recipe : Panfried Prawns with Rice Noodles

12 jumbo prawns ( cleaned if using fresh ones)
1 heaped tsp of minced chilli  ( thai choice), available in Agora
1 tsp fresh ginger chopped finely
2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
2 kaffir lime leaves torn roughly
Handful of    snow peas, stringed and cut in half. ( or use frozen green peas if unavailable)
10 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
½ cup water
4-5 spring onions, cut into 1 inch pieces
About 100g of flat rice noodles
A few drops fish sauce,
½ tbsp light soy sauce
a little sugar

Note : Please dont add salt while cooking this recipe as both soy sauce and fish sauce are very salty so add salt at the end after tasting it!

Boil some water and soak the noodles in boiling water for 5-10 minutes, remove and rinse in cold water, set aside.

Heat a wok or deep frying  pan, add 2-3 tbsp oil. Then add the prawns and cook till one side is coloured, then toss in the ginger and garlic. 

Stir fry  so you get the aroma of the ginger and garlic. Then stir in lime leaf , tomatoes, chilli puree and water. Bring to a boil and then simmer covered for about 2 -3 minutes.

Remove lid, add the  peas  spring onions , noodles, fish sauce( its very salty so just a few drops is enough ), soy sauce and just a pinch of sugar.

Toss well so everything gets mixed, add a little water if it looks too dry, it has to have a little sauce. Cook for 1-2 minutes.

Taste, make sure everything is balanced, you might not even need to add salt as both fish sauce and soy are quite salty.

Serve  while its still hot!


  1. This is so light, beautiful and delicious, Nammi. I totally love the combo of flavour and the colour!
    Happy Sunday!

  2. A nice combo of flavours in prawn

  3. Hi Nammi,
    That is one delicious plate of noodles! My family love prawns,one of our favourites!
    Thanks for stopping my by potted garden! :)
    You can grow the varieties of veggies that can be grown locally in your area. Maybe you can try growing Peppers, egg plants, gourds, leafy greens, the list is endless! At the moment my bitter gourd plant is just starting to fruit! So happy and looking forward to the harvest in a few weeks time!
    Happy Gardening!

  4. sounds gud,even d combo sounds tasty n new .

  5. Hi Nammi,

    Wow! My son will love your plate noodles with lots of prawny deliciousness... but sad that I'm allergy to fresh prawns.



Thank you for checking out my posts, please leave a comment or two....