This recipe is a lot of fun to play around with, and incredibly versatile. Though we went with rice noodles to pair with this sauce, feel free to use any kind that suit your fancy; just keep in mind that the instructions below would not apply to any noodle.
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The same goes for the amount of chili you toss in: this amount indicated will give you a moderate heat, but you can toss in more or less depending on your preference and tolerance. And the sauce can be used in more than one application. Try replacing the prawns with crab or clams, or even getting rid of the noods altogether if you wish. Just have fun with it, and don’t forget to slide your food pics into our DMs so we can see how hot you like it.
Spicy Chili Prawn Noodles
Serves: 4-6 people
Active time: 30 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
¼ cup butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. ginger, minced
2 small onions, minced
4-6 bird’s eye chilies, minced
1 cup tomato sauce
½ cup water or seafood stock
1 egg, beaten
½ kg prawns, butterflied and deveined
Salt and pepper, to taste
500g rice noodles
1 tbsp. sesame oil
½ cup spring onions, sliced
Melt butter in a large wok over medium heat.
Add garlic, ginger, onions and chili.
Sauté until vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes.
Add the tomato sauce and water/stock, and stir until combined.
Once the sauce is boiling, add the beaten egg, stirring until cooked.
Add prawns and stir together until prawns are just cooked, about 6-8 minutes.
Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Place rice noodles in a large bowl.
Pour boiling water over noodles to soften, stirring so that they don’t stick together.
Once noodles have softened, drain them and coat in sesame oil to prevent sticking.
Place noodles on a large platter and cover in chili prawns.
Bea Osmeña is a healthy-ish eater who is just as likely to take you to a vegan joint as she is to consume a whole cheese pie to herself. A former picky eater, Bea has discovered the joys of savory fruit dishes, but still refuses to accept pineapples on her pizza. On the rare occasion you catch her without food in her mouth, you are likely to find her looking at books she can't afford, hugging trees, or talking to strange animals on the street.