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Crispy Noodle Prawns

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Fresh egg noodles wrapped around marinated prawns will be a huge hit at your next party. The spicy chilli coriander dipping sauce is great with other finger food, including Marion’s hoisin duck spring rolls and garlic pork toast.

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CRISPY NOODLE PRAWNS

PREP TIME

20 minutes

COOK TIME

10 minutes

SERVES

Makes 16

Ingredients

3 cloves garlic

1 coriander root*

2 tsp black peppercorns

1½ tbsp fish sauce

16 raw large prawns, peeled and deveined

150g (5 oz) fresh fine Chinese egg noodles*

vegetable oil for deep frying

 

Chilli coriander dipping sauce:

1 cup sugar

½ cup white vinegar

1/3 cup water

3 tbsp fish sauce

2 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander

1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

Steps

Pop the garlic, coriander root, peppercorns into a mortar and give them a good bang with your pestle until you’ve got a rough paste (you could also do this in a small handheld blender but you may need to add a tablespoon of vegetable oil to the bowl to get it moving).

Scrape paste into a bowl and add fish sauce and prawns.  Mix well. Take 6 strands of egg noodles and wrap around the prawns. Refrigerate until ready to cook.

Get your sauce done in the meantime –  simmer sugar, vinegar and water until sugar dissolves.  Set aside to cool, then add fish sauce, coriander and chilli.

When ready to serve, heat oil in a wok or heavy-based saucepan.  Test the oil temperature with a piece of noodle: it should turn crisp and golden in about 1 minute. Cook the prawns in batches for 2-3 minutes until the noodles are crisp and the prawns are pink.

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Drain on kitchen paper. Serve hot with the dipping sauce.

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Notes:

– Coriander roots are simply the actual roots of fresh coriander.  Simply chop them off the bottom of your bunch of coriander (lave about 4cm of stem) and give them a good wash under running water.

– Fresh egg noodles are the easiest to wrap around the prawns.  You’ll find them in the fridge section of an Asian grocery store.

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