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Golden 'long life' noodles with velvet king prawns recipe

Golden 'long life' noodles with velvet king prawns recipe

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Chef Kwoklyn says: “In the Chinese culture long noodles, often referred to as ‘long-life noodles’, represent a wish for a long prosperous life. Savour the rich flavour while embracing wishes for a year of health, happiness and prosperity.” See method

  • Serves 2
  • Takes 30 mins
  • 587 calories / serving
  • Dairy-free


  • 165g pack Tesco Finest raw jumbo king prawns, deveined
  • 2 tsp rice wine or sherry
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1½ tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 nests dried medium egg noodles
  • 1 carrot, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 185g Chinese leaf cabbage, shredded
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 spring onions, cut into 5cm lengths
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • sesame seeds (optional)

For the sauce

  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 1½ tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp rice wine or sherry
If you haven't got any egg noodles, try using pasta like spaghetti instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    18g 25%
  • Saturates

    2g 11%
  • Sugars

    30g 34%
  • Salt

    3.9g 66%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 77.8g Protein 24.7g Fibre 8.1g


  1. Put the prawns in a bowl with the rice wine, bicarbonate of soda and ½ tsp salt. Use your hands to massage until the liquid has mostly been absorbed. Add the cornflour and massage in, followed by ½ tbsp oil. Massage once more, then set aside to tenderise.
  2. Cook the noodles in a large pan of boiling water for 1 min, then add the carrot and cabbage; cook for 1 more min or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  3. Mix the sauce ingredients together in a bowl with 3 tbsp water; set aside.
  4. Heat the remaining oil in a wok over a mediumhigh heat; fry the onion for 6-8 mins. Add the garlic and spring onions and fry for 1-2 mins until fragrant. Add the prawns and cook for 1-2 mins, until the prawns are firm and have turned pink.
  5. Stir in the noodles, carrot and cabbage, and pour over the sauce. Cook for 1-2 mins to heat through, then drizzle with the sesame oil and scatter with sesame seeds, if you like.

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