Salt & Pepper Prawns with Veggie Noodles

November 3, 2015

This is one of my favourite dishes, and a one that Lily and I have made a few times as a starter, when we have had guests.  However, this time  we decided to add the spiralized noodles to transform it into a main meal, and it was delicious!!  It is really easy to make as well.


You will need the following:

24 large king prawns, peeled and deveined (I remove the tails, but you could cook with tails)

1 whisked egg white

2 Tablespoons of cornflour or Panko Crumbs if you prefer more of a crunch (which is what I opted for on this occasion)

Vegetable Oil or Coconut Oil for frying (I opted for Coconut Oil as it is really good for you and the coconut flavour worked well with this dish)

For the Spice Mix

2 teaspoons of sea salt flakes

6 black peppercorns

1 teaspoon of chilli flakes

for the sauce

1 garlic clove crushed

2 tablespoons of chopped coriander leaves

1 small red chilli finely chopped

1 tablespoon of caster sugar

juice of 3 limes

1 tablespoon of fish sauce

For the noodles

As we made this meal as a main meal and not a starter, we used the following vegetables to make the Noodles (using a spiralizer for courgette and carrots)

2 large courgettes spiralized

1 large carrot spiralized

1 onion finely sliced

1 yellow pepper finely sliced

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil


  1. Make the sauce first, crush the garlic, coriander and chilli in a pestle and mortar, add the sugar and pound until dissolved, then add the lime juice and fish sauce.  It will taste salty, sweet and spicy – delicious!
  2. Finely Grind the peppercorns, add the salt and chilli flakes
  3. Heat the vegetable oil and start to stir fry the noodles, in between doing the following
  4. Combine above spice mix with cornflour or panko crumbs.  Heat 7.5cm of oil in a large wok or deep saucepan
  5. Whisk egg white so it is frothy dip the prawns in the egg white, and then dip in the spice mix, shake off excess and deep fry in batches for 1-2 mins or until crisp at edges, drain on a baking tray with kitchen paper and keep warm while you cook remaining prawns
  6. Keep stirring noodles which should take 5-6 minutes to cook (dependant on how you like them)
  7. Dish up Noodles into bowls topped with a portion of prawns with a portion of sauce poured over the top – and enjoy!
  8. Alternatively as a starter we have done these to serve 6-8 and have served the prawns with pea shoots and the dipping sauce on the side – lovely starter with asian food

Mrs A & Lily


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