Stir Fry Prawns, Thai Style

Stir Fry Prawns, Thai Style


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


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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