CRISPY SPICED PRAWNS WITH SWEET POTATO NOODLES
SERVES 8 PREP 25 MINUTES COOK 20 MINUTES YOU’LL NEED A JULIENNE PEELER
FOR THIS RECIPE.
2 x 100g packets Obap Sweet Potato Noodles 1 large carrot 2 Lebanese cucumbers 2 green onions, thinly sliced diagonally 1½ cups bean sprouts 1cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, finely grated 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon hot chilli sauce 2 teaspoons fish sauce 2 teaspoons caster sugar Vegetable oil, for deep-frying 24 large green prawns, peeled, deveined (tails intact) ¾ cup fresh coriander leaves ¼ cup roasted salted peanuts, chopped Sliced red chilli, to serve Spiced Batter ¾ cup plain flour ¼ cup cornflour 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 cup chilled soda water
1 Cook noodles in a large saucepan of boiling water for 8 minutes or until tender. Drain. Rinse under cold water. Drain. Transfer to a large bowl. 2 Using a julienne peeler, cut carrot and cucumber into long, thin strips. Add to noodles with onion and sprouts. Toss to combine. 3 Whisk ginger, soy sauce, lime juice, sesame oil, chilli sauce, fish sauce and sugar together in a small bowl. Set aside to allow flavours to develop. 4 Make Spiced Batter Sift plain flour, cornflour and five-spice powder into a medium bowl. Make a well. Add egg and soda water. Stir until just combined (mixture will still have small lumps). 5 Pour enough oil into a wok or large saucepan to reach ¹⁄³ of the way up side of pan. Heat over medium-high heat. Holding the tail end of 1 prawn, dip prawn in batter, keeping tail exposed. Allow excess batter to drain off. Carefully lower prawn in oil. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until batter is crisp and light golden. Drain on paper towel. Repeat with remaining prawns and batter, cooking in batches of 6 prawns. 6 Add dressing and coriander leaves to noodle salad. Toss to combine. Arrange prawns on salad. Sprinkle with peanuts and chilli. Serve. NUTRITION: (per serve) 1235kj; 9.1g fat; 1.2g sat fat; 15g protein; 37.1g carbs; 2.4g fibre; 104mg chol; 701mg sodium.