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Prawn chow mein in a wok.
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Easy Prawn Chow Mein

King prawns, stir fry vegetables and egg noodles combine in this tasty prawn chow mein recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword king prawn chow mein, prawn chow mein, shrimp chow mein
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 260kcal
Author Beth Sachs

Ingredients

  • 3 Egg Noodle Nests
  • 2 Garlic Cloves peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • 200 g Stir Fry Vegetables sliced cabbage, peppers, mangetout, mushrooms, and baby corn all work well
  • 150 g Beansprouts
  • 350 g Cooked King Prawns defrosted if frozen
  • 3 Spring Onions sliced

Chow Mein Sauce

  • 3 tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Oyster Sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Tomato Ketchup

Instructions

  • Cook the noodles according to packet instructions, drain and set aside. You can do this the day before and store in the fridge.
  • Mix together the chow mein sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Heat the sesame oil in a large wok and fry the garlic and ginger on a high heat for 2 minutes.
  • Add the vegetables and beansprouts and fry for 3-4 minutes. Keep moving the vegetables around the pan so they cook evenly.
  • Mix in the king prawns, cooked noodles and stir fry sauce.
  • Warm through, season with salt and pepper (you wont need much salt due to the soy sauce), and serve with the sliced spring onions.

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Notes

Top Tips:
  • Keep the heat high. This dish is cooked high and fast!
  • To save time, cook the dried egg noodles the night before and store them in the fridge until needed. If you can find fresh egg noodles that don't require cooking, then go ahead and use those.
  • Use a pre-prepared stir fry vegetable pack to save time chopping.
 
Variations:
  • Use different vegetables! Mushrooms, baby corn, broccoli, and water chestnuts all work well.
  • Like things spicy? Add 1 chopped red chili at the same time as the garlic and ginger.
  • Use raw king prawns if you prefer. Fry them with the vegetables until they change colour to bright pink.
  • Swap the prawns for another protein sauce. Firm tofu or chicken both work well in this chow mein dish.
 
Nutrition:
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.
 
Nutrition Facts
Easy Prawn Chow Mein
Amount per Serving
Calories
260
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
110
mg
37
%
Sodium
 
1719
mg
75
%
Potassium
 
356
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
39
g
13
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
20
g
40
%
Vitamin A
 
2833
IU
57
%
Vitamin C
 
13
mg
16
%
Calcium
 
81
mg
8
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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