A comforting and vegetable packed noodle dish that is ready in under 10 minutes. These Garlic Prawn Noodles use up leftovers of our Asian Slaw giving these noodles plenty of crunch and a colourful meal in minutes. Add some chilli sauce for an extra kick of flavour.
Prawns cook so fast that they are always our go-to protein source when we want a quick meal. Prawns are low in fat and a good source of calcium and potassium too, so we try to eat them at least once a week. Adding them to noodles with plenty of vegetables is a quick and easy, but comforting meal.
Why you will love it
- Quick and easy - These prawn noodles are ready in under 10 minutes and so easy to make.
- Low calorie meal - The noodles are low on calories, but still really filling.
- Easy to adapt - Use our recipe as a guide and then adapt it with the variations below.
- Good source of protein - Prawns are a great source of protein and make a nice change from chicken.
- King prawns - Make sure to use king prawns, rather than smaller ones. You want them to be nice and chunky. If you use frozen prawns, you will need to make sure that they are fully defrosted first. If using raw prawns, then adjust the cooking times.
- Sesame oil - This adds so much flavour to the dish. You could use a chilli or garlic oil if you prefer.
- Garlic - This recipe is quite garlic heavy, just the way we like it. If you don't love garlic as much as we do, then you can reduce the amount used or just leave it out completely. We crushed fresh garlic, but you could use frozen or garlic from a jar to save even more time.
- Noodles - We used a packet wholewheat noodles, because they are quick cooking. However, any noodle will work, just cook them according to the package instructions. You could use ramen noodles and you would need to boil and drain them first, and then you can follow the rest of the recipe as it is here.
- Asian Slaw - This is where all the vegetables comes from, and a great way to use up leftovers of our Asian Slaw. We have given options below of other ways to add vegetables though.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
Step by Step
One: Put the oil, prawns and garlic in a bowl and mix well.
Two: Heat a pan and put the garlic prawns in and cook for 2 minutes.
Three: Add the straight to wok noodles and cook for a further 2 minutes.
Four: Put the prawn noodles in a big bowl with the Asian slaw, mix well and serve.
Health benefits of prawns
Prawns are a low-in-fat protein source and they are so versatile. You can use them in pasta, salads, sandwiches and so much more. They are a good source of selenium, which is one of the most effective antioxidants at maintaining healthy cells. They also contain high levels of zinc, which is important to develop a healthy immune system.
If you aren't a big fan of prawns, then you could make this with chicken, but cooking times would vary unless you are using leftover cooked chicken. You could swap the prawns for cooked marinated tofu pieces as well, and the cooking time would still be just 5 minutes.
If all the garlic flavour isn't quite enough for you, then why not add some chilli sauce just before serving. We love a drizzle of sriracha to kick things up a notch. I would seriously put that stuff on everything!
If you don't want to use this Asian slaw, you can just finely slice up some vegetables like carrot, baby corn, bean sprouts, aubergines, bell peppers, mushrooms and courgette and fry them to add to the noodles.
Frequently asked questions
This is best eaten straight away, however if you do have any leftovers then they can be stored in an air tight container in the fridge and kept until the next day. They are best eaten cold.
If you have one then definitely use it. However, you can just use a regular frying pan if that is all you have.
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Garlic Prawn Noodles
- 150 g (5 oz) King prawns
- 1 tablespoon Sesame oil
- 3 Garlic clove - crushed
- 150 g (5 oz) Noodles - straight to wok
- 2 portion Asian Slaw
- Put 1 tablespoon Sesame oil, 150 g King prawns and 3 Garlic clove into a bowl and mix well.
- Heat a pan and put the garlic prawns in and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add 150 g Noodles and cook for a further 2 minutes.
- Divide 2 portion Asian Slaw between two bowls. Put the prawn noodles into the bowls, mix well and serve.
- Add some chilli sauce for an extra kick of flavour. I love a drizzle of sriracha.
- If you don't eat prawns, you could so this with chicken or tofu, but the cooking times would vary.
- Don't have any of our Asian Slaw to use up? Just shred up any veggies you have around and fry them up for a couple of minutes before cooking the prawns.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.