Thai Noodles With Cinnamon & Prawns

READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • On a high heat, heat the oil in a large wok. Add the garlic, ginger, star anise, cinnamon and the sliced leafy stems of celery, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  • Stir in both soy sauces and leave to simmer for 30 seconds, then stir in the oyster sauce and ground pepper.
  • Add the water, followed by the chicken stock concentrate and the ketjap manis (or the mixture of dark soy sauce with soft brown sugar), stir until everything’s well combined and bring to the boil.
  • Now add the king prawns, immersing them in the liquid. Simmer until the prawns are cooked through.
  • Finally, add the drained noodles and stir well – I find a couple of pasta forks, one in each hand, best for this – so that everything is combined, and most of the dark liquid is absorbed. Add the pinches of ground cinnamon and cloves, stir again, and if you’re not serving straight from the wok, decant into a serving bowl, and sprinkle with the reserved chopped celery leaves.
  • Store Note:
  • Cool leftovers, then cover and refrigerate within 2 hours of making. Will keep for up to 2 days. Delicious cold.
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