Prawn and Glass Noodle Salad

Serves 2
Time 25 minutes


500g glass noodles (also called sweet potato or japchae noodles)
8-10 raw prawns, shelled, de-veined and sliced in half lengthways
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 kaffir lime leaves, torn in half
1 Lebanese cucumber, finely diced
½ red onion, finely diced
¼ capsicum (red or yellow), finely diced
2 tbsp coriander
2 tbsp mint
2 tbsp Thai basil
¼ cup kimchi
1 hard-boiled egg, halved
1 long red chilli, thinly sliced
2 spring onions, whites and greens sliced
1 tbsp deep fried shallots
½ cup chopped roasted peanuts, to garnish
2 tbsp sesame seeds


2 cloves garlic, grated
2 tsp ginger, grated
¼ cup rice vinegar
1-2 tbsp coconut sugar
1 kaffir lime leaf, finely shredded
¼ cup light soy sauce
1 tsp oyster sauce
½ tsp fish sauce
Juice of 1 lime


Prepare the noodles according to packet directions then refresh under cold water. Set aside.

To make the dressing, combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. Pour half over the cooled noodles and mix together with your hands or tongs to evenly coat.

Heat a non-stick frypan over high heat, drizzle in a little olive oil then add the prawns and kaffir lime leaves. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side until opaque and curling up. Discard the kaffir lime leaves once the prawns are cooked.

Assemble the salad by placing the noodles, cucumber, capsicum, onion, herbs, kimchi and egg in a serving dish. Scatter the spring onion and chilli on top then top with the cooked prawns. Pour over the remaining dressing and sprinkle over the deep fried shallots, peanuts and sesame seeds, and toss everything together. Serve immediately.