Wok fried egg noodle, King Prawns, vegetables and a delicious light sesame honey sauce.
A very quick and easy recipe for some very delicious noodles – Wok fried in minutes with a light sweet and savoury sauce.
This dish can easily be adapted, swapping the prawns for diced cooked chicken or using Tofu for vegetarians. You can also experiment with different vegetables – green beans, mushrooms and Chinese green vegetables all work well too.
Preparation 10 minutes, cooking less than 10 minutes.
Method and ingredients
For the sauce:
2 dessert spoons sesame seeds
2 dessert spoons light soy sauce
1 dessert spoon dark soy sauce
1 dessert spoon Shaoxing rice wine
1 dessert spoon white vinegar (or rice vinegar)
1 dessert spoon honey
1 dessert spoon oyster sauce
2 tsps. sesame oil
Method: Mix well in a bowl and set aside ready to add to wok.
For the main dish:
2 nests medium thick egg noodles
500ml chicken stock – to cook noodles in
2 tbsp. wok oil – to fry dish
1 tbsp. vegetable oil – to cook prawns
10-12 large raw King prawns – shells removed
6 cloves garlic – peel, crush and chop
Thumb root ginger – peel, cut into matchsticks
2 large red chillies – removes stalks and seeds, finely chop
1 medium/large white onion – peel, pull layers apart and dice into large chunks
1/2 red bell pepper – dice (same size as onion)
1 stick celery – diced
1 carrot – cut into thin batons
Method: The first step is to cook the prawns and the noodles so they are ready to add to the wok.
To cook the prawns heat 1 tbsp. vegetable oil in the wok until smoking hot and add the prawns. Stir fry for 60-90 seconds then remove prawns and place on absorbent paper – you want to just cook the prawns and no more, remove them the second they turn from grey to white/pink as they will finish cooking in final dish.
Cook the noodles as per packet instructions but use chicken stock instead of water, this will add extra flavour to the noodles. Once cooked drain and set aside ready to add to the wok.
Wipe the wok clean then add 2 tbsp. of wok oil and heat until smoking hot – keep hob on max setting. Add the garlic, ginger and chilli and stir fry for 30-60 seconds. Add the onion, pepper, celery and carrot and stir fry for a further 90 seconds, you want these to retain crunch for texture.
Add the cooked noodles, followed by the prawns, stir well and fry until warmed through (should take 30-60 seconds). Add the sauce to the dish and stir well until combined, stir fry for 45-60 seconds until dish is steaming hot. Remove from the heat and serve straight away in a nice noodle bowl, chopsticks entirely optional 🙂