Thai pesto prawn noodles

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:10 mins
  • Cook:10 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4 – 5

Whizz up a pesto with a difference by blending basil, coriander, peanuts, chilli and lime, then serve on egg noodles with flash-fried prawns

Nutrient Unit
kcal 418
fat 18g
saturates 3g
carbs 40g
sugars 2g
fibre 2g
protein 24g
salt 1.1g
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  • 300g dried egg noodle
  • small pack basil
  • small pack coriander
  • 75g peanut
  • 1 red chilli , deseeded and chopped
  • zest and juice 1 lime , plus wedges to serve
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g king prawn , halved lengthways


  • STEP 1

Put the noodles in a large bowl, then pour over enough boiling water to cover. Set aside and wait for the noodles to reach an al dente texture. Meanwhile, put the basil, coriander, peanuts, chilli, lime zest and juice, sesame oil, 1 tbsp of olive oil, 2 tbsp of water and a pinch of salt in a food processor and whizz into a pesto.

  • STEP 2
Crunchy prawn & noodle salad

Heat the remaining oil in a large non-stick pan and quickly stir-fry the prawns for 3-4 mins, then stir in the pesto. Drain and add the noodles, season with black pepper and mix well, so that the noodles are completely coated in the pesto – if it looks a little dry, add a splash of hot water. Spoon into bowls, squeeze over extra lime juice and sprinkle over more coriander, if you like.

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