Spicy Rubbed Prawns With Noodles

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  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Ready in: 8-10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Spicy Rubbed Prawns With Noodles

Ingredients

  • 20 freshwater prawns (defrosted and peeled)
  • vegetable oil
  • For the rub
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1 tbsp dried onion powder
  • 1 tbsp dried garlic powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground fennel
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • For the Salad
  • 4 tbsp any oil
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled, chopped 1cm pieces
  • ½ small butternut squash, peeled and seeds removed, chopped
  • 1cm pieces
  • 1 red pepper, de-seeded, chopped 1cm pieces
  • 1 yellow pepper, de seeded, chopped 1cm pieces
  • 200g fine rice noodles (finer the better)
  • For the Dressing
  • 4 tbsp Yuzu (half a 60ml bottle) or juice 1 small orange 1 small lime
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp mirin or runny honey
  • 2 tbsp very finely chopped fresh ginger
  • ½ small red chilli finely chopped
  • pepper
  • 5 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • lime segments

Method

  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan or wok.
  • Fry the vegetables over a medium heat until cooked but not over cooked, about 10 minutes, then keep warm.
  • Season well with salt and pepper,
  • Bring a separate pan to the boil and add a little salt.
  • Plunge in the noodles and cook for probably 3-4 minutes or until soft, then drain well in a colander.
  • Mix all the spices well together.
  • Heat the oil and dust the prawns all over with the spices.
  • Add the prawns and cook for 2-3 minutes, then flip over, and cook for a further 2 minutes. Do not overcook.
  • Remove from the pan whilst still slightly undercooked.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the dressing.
  • To serve, add the warm noodles to the cooked vegetables and mix well.
  • Add the dressing and prawns and mix well, serve with extra lime.

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