A fabulous little supper dish that you can knock up in no time, this tiger prawn stir fry is really tasty, light and spicy (think gentle tingling lips and tongue, and zinging taste buds). Made it up but got the recipe down. Definitely doing this again!
What you need…
150g medium egg noodles
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Splash of groundnut oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 red chilli, finely chopped
2cm fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
3 spring onions, trimmed and sliced lengthways
100g wild/speciality mushrooms
Handful mange tout
2 pak choi, leaves torn
300g raw tiger prawns
1 dessertspoon dark brown sugar
1 dessertspoon tamari/soy sauce
Handful coriander, chopped (optional, to garnish)
What to do…
Pop the egg noodles into a saucepan of boiling water and cook as per the packet instructions – mine took 4 minutes. Drain and then toss noodles in sesame oil and set aside.
Heat the groundnut oil in your wok on a high setting. Add the garlic, chilli, ginger and spring onions and cook for about 1 minute, stirring continuously. Add the mushrooms and mange tout and stir fry for a further minute. Add the pak choi and prawns and stir fry for 2 minutes or until the prawns have just turned pink. Tip in the sugar and tamari/soy sauce and the noodles. Stir fry, tossing all the ingredients together until they are evenly mixed. Garnish with coriander, if liked. Serve and enjoy this really easy, lovely supper dish!
As well as the tiger prawns, you could add scallops and/or squid for further variety.
Seeing loads of recipes on the TV referencing Chinese New Year and then being unable to order a Chinese take-away because they were all off celebrating!