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Peanutty somen noodles with prawns

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time25 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
225g uncooked somen noodles
720ml reduced-salt chicken stock
2 tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce
2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp hot sauce
2 tsp peanut oil
1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
450g medium prawns, peeled and deveined
40g dry roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
1) Cook the noodles according to the directions on the package.

2) Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine the chicken stock, soy sauce, peanut butter, sesame oil and hot sauce. Whisk until blended and then set the pan over a medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

3) Heat the peanut oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the ginger and garlic and saute for 2 minutes. Add the green pepper and saute for 2 minutes.

4) Add the prawns and saute for 2 minutes, then add 240ml of the peanut sauce sauce and simmer for a further 2 minutes, until the prawns are bright pink and cooked through.

5) Drain the noodles and add them to the prawn mixture. Toss to combine.

6) Transfer the noodle mixture to 4 individual plates and top each serving with peanuts, spring onions and coriander leaves, if desired.

Cook's Note: Reserve the remaining peanut sauce for additional meals such as Robin's steak salad with peanut-lime dressing, or Chicken satay with peanut dipping sauce.

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