Soba noodle salad with fried prawns

Super quick to throw together, This delicious Asian-inspired prawn and noodle salad recipe is brilliant served with a sesame dressing for a flavour-packed dinner.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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  • 2 sticks lemon grass, white part only, chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
Soba noodle salad with fried prawns
  • 16 (1kg) uncooked king prawns
  • 300 gram soba noodles
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large fresh red chillies, seeded, sliced thinly
  • 100 gram baby spinach leaves
  • 2 green onions (green shallots), sliced finely
  • 10 snow peas, trimmed, sliced finely
  • coriander leaves, to serve


Soba noodle salad with fried prawns
  • 1
    Make dressing: Place all ingredients in a screw-top jar; shake to combine.
  • 2
    Shell and devein the prawns, leaving their tails intact.
  • 3
    Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil; cook the noodles until just tender. Drain the noodles; transfer to a large bowl. Shake the dressing well; toss a little of the dressing through the noodles.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan over high heat; add the oil. Cook the prawns, in batches, for a few minute on each side or until browned lightly. Remove from pan.
  • 5
    Add the chilli and spinach to the pan; stir-fry until spinach is just wilted. Add the noodles, onion and snow peas; toss to combine.
  • 6
    Divide the noodle mixture between four warm bowls. Top with the prawns and the coriander. Spoon over the remaining dressing.

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