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King prawn curry with noodles

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. Place the rice noodles in a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave for 5 minutes to cook, then drain and toss with the olive oil. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  2. For the curry, heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the garlic, chilli and onion and fry until softened.

  3. Stir in the curry powder and fry for a further minute. Pour in the double cream and bring to a simmer.

  4. Add the king prawns and cook for 5 minutes, then add the lime juice, the cooked noodles and the chopped basil and stir together.

  5. Serve on a large warm plate and sprinkle with chopped coriander.


For the noodles

  • 100g/3½oz rice noodles
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the curry

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 fresh chilli, finely chopped
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 100ml/3½fl oz double cream
  • 5 king prawns, peeled, taisl left on
  • ½ lime, juice only
  • 1 tbsp chopped basil
  • 1 tsp chopped coriander, to garnish

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