Prep time: 10 minutes - Cook time: 15 minutes - Serves: 4
Thai-style peanut butter prawn noodles
This Asian-inspired dish is ideal if you need a speedy, nutritious dinner. There’s also some evidence to suggest ginger may help combat nausea in pregnancy1.
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If you’re using fresh prawns, ensure they are thoroughly cooked before eating to reduce the risk of food poisoning2. You’ll know because they turn from grey to pinky-white.
- 1/2 tbsp soy sauce (reduced salt)
- 100 ml vegetable stock (reduced salt)
- 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tbsp mirin or rice wine vinegar
- 1 tsp sweet
- 3 tbsp crunchy peanut butter (with no added salt & sugar)
- 2 tsp ginger, grated
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
- 2 limes
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 4 nests rice noodles
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 200g frozen, pre-cooked and peeled prawns
- 200g bean sprouts
- 50g spring onions, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp coriander, roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp peanuts, chopped
* Ginger: Some mums-to-be find that ginger can help to ease pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting3
* Prawns: Provides Vitamin E. An adequate intake of vitamin E during pregnancy reduces the likelihood of your child developing asthma and respiratory issues later in life4,5
* Bean sprouts: A source of folic acid which can help reduce the risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida. The NHS recommends taking a folic acid supplement in addition to eating foods high in folic acid during pregnancy6
- In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, vegetable stock, fish sauce, mirin, sweet
chilisauce, peanut butter and chiliflakes with the juice of one lime. Set aside.
- In a saucepan, cook the noodles according to packet instructions. When ready, drain and rinse with cold water to stop them sticking.
- Heat the sesame oil in a large pan over
a mediumheat and add the ginger and garlic. Fry for 1-2 minutes, before adding the prawns and cooking for a further 2-3 minutes.
- Push the prawns to the side of the pan and pour in the eggs, allowing them to cook like an omelette for 1-2 minutes before breaking up with a wooden spoon and mixing with the prawns.
- Add the sauce to the pan, mix with the prawns and egg then pour the noodles on top. Mix for a few minutes until everything is coated, then add the bean sprouts and half the spring onions and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. If the noodles get too sticky, add a tablespoon or two of water.
- To serve, ladle into a bowl and sprinkle with coriander, the remaining spring onions and chopped peanuts and squeeze a quarter lime on top. If you like it spicy, sprinkle a few more chilli flakes on to taste.
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Last reviewed: 7th September 2018