Stir Fry Prawns, Thai Style

    25 minutes

    Prawns are stir fried with vermicelli noodles, eggs, and a variety of spices and seasonings to create this delicious Thai meal.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 500g vermicelli
    • 2 cups bean sprouts, divided
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 10 unpeeled, large fresh prawns
    • 1 tablespoon white sugar
    • 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
    • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 tablespoon chopped dry roasted peanuts
    • 1 tablespoon crushed dried prawns
    • 1 tablespoon chopped spring onions
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
    • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 2 wedges fresh lemon

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Place the vermicelli in a large bowl and cover with hot water. Soak for 15 minutes. Soak bean sprouts in cold water. Drain just before using.
    2. Heat the oil in a large frypan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, and fry until fragrant. Add the prawns; cook and stir for about 3 minutes. Mix in the sugar, fish sauce and tomato sauce. Pour in the eggs, and stir for a minute. Add the noodles; stir-fry until they are coated with the sauce. Mix in half of the bean sprouts, and fry until soft.
    3. Place on a serving plate. Set remaining bean sprouts, coriander and lemon wedges on a separate plate to add to individual servings as desired. Sprinkle the noodles with dried prawns, peanuts, and chilli powder. Top with spring onion.

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    Pretty authentic thai dish. Next time I will omit the ketchup and put in chilli paste. We like hot thai foods so I added fresh little chillies to spice it up a little, otherwise it would have been too bland. V. easy. I also substituted the shrimp for chicken to be a little more filling!  -  10 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The noodles tasted great but turned out a bit dry. So when I made it for the second time, I added an extra tbsp of Ketchup and fish sauce and also a bit more sugar. I love spicy food and so added some chopped fresh chillies as a personal preference.  -  12 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I didn't think that this would taste as good as it did! I used Sriracha instead of ketchup and doubled the sauce, SO YUMMY! I devoured the whole thing and my apartment smelt so yummy after!  -  27 Oct 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)