Prawn and Coconut Noodles

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 | 29 comments

Prawn and Coconut Noodles

These prawn coconut noodles were the perfect lunch for the perfect day.

Mini chefs woke up at a reasonable hour to glorious sunshine that lasted the whole day.  We had plantains and gravy for breakfast and then spent an hour first on the trampoline and then on the swings. Everyone was on their best behaviour.

Then mini chefs ate their entire portion of their  ‘yellow rice’ without a fight and went off to hang out granny and grandpa whilst we had a whole 2 hours off.

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And those 2 hours were bliss. OH and I went for a 5 mile walk in the still glorious sunshine.  We just walked and talked, walked and talked. And made a few big decisions.

And then we came back, quickly threw these prawn and coconut noodles together in 20 mins and lay in the sunshine and ate and talked some more.

Yeap, pure prefect bliss.

This was submitted to Cooking with Herbs challenge hosted by Lavender and Lovage.

5.0 from 5 reviews
Prawn and Coconut Noodles
Cook time
Total time
Serves: 2
  • For the coconut sauce:
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 spring onions (scallions) chopped
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • Chilli to taste chopped
  • 1 tsp thai red curry paste
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 1.5 tbsp soy sauce or to taste
  • ¼ tsp palm or dark brown sugar
  • 1(bell) pepper cut into thin ribbons
  • 150g cooked frozen prawns
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Large handful purple basil leaves
  • For the noodles:
  • 600g cooked rice noodles
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • Lemon wedges
  1. Heat the oil and add in the spring onion, ginger and chilli and stir fry for 1 min.
  2. Mix in the curry paste and fry for 30 sec.
  3. Add the coconut milk, soy sauce, sugar and pepper mix well, bring to the boil and then reduce and simmer for about 8 mins.
  4. Add in prawns and simmer again for about 5-7 mins until the prawns are warmed through.
  5. Turn curry off and stir in basil leaves and set aside for 5 mins.
  6. Meanwhile warm up the noodles and set aside.
  7. Layer the serving starting with the coconut sauce, then the noodles, then some basil and coriander and lemon wedges and serve warm.
You can easily scale up the quantity of coconut sauce if you like more liquid.


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  1. What a perfect day. These prawn noodles look wonderful and fairly straightforward to make so I’ve printed off the recipe for the youngest Glam Teen to try making at uni. Here’s to long walks – so relaxing. GG

    • I am excited to be contributing to glam teens university feeding.

  2. Pure perfect bliss indeed! That looks so mouthwatering Bintu. Soon we will be able to get prawns again and that’s when I want to try your recipe.

    • Here is to prawn season in Goa….

  3. What a beautiful day! I so tempted to buy a big trampoline for the garden – they are SO much fun!
    Here’s to more perfect days :)
    Janie x

    • Thanks Janie, we got ours on freecycle so maybe keep an eye out for one.

  4. It sounds like bliss to me, Bintu! :) This photo is gorgeous and the food is so lovely. I just want to dig right in!

    • Hey Tammy, maybe you should try it after one of your lovely sounding walks.

  5. That day sounds so perfect. Just like this dish. We both have coconut in the head today :). I love long walks with the man and it really is just relaxing and great to just talk and talk! Glad the grandparents help make this happen for you huys :)

    • I know I am very lucky with granny and grandpa.

  6. Gawsh – this prawn dish sounds so amazing – and it must have been even better eaten outside!

    • Yeap it was. OH keeps requesting it on warm days.

  7. Sounds like you had a glorious day! I love thai flavours and your prawn dish looks delicious. The picture is beautiful too.

    • Thanks Tina. Do let me know if you try it.

  8. That looks tasty!

  9. Oh yum! These look delicious I love that you added the coconut noodles with them. Definitely have to give this one a try. Found you at Let’s Get Social Sunday and following you via Bloglovin, G+, and pinterest now! :)

    Krista @ joyfulhealthy

    • Thank you Krista, I will go check you out now.


  11. You had me at prawn, Bintu! Yes, I am in-love with this dish! Thanks for sharing. :-)

    • Yaye, I am glad I got you liking this.

  12. This looks so delicious! I’m going to share it for you. I found you on Sharefest!

    • Thanks Jody. Much appreciated.

  13. What a FABULOUS bowl of deliciousness! I particularly love the use of PURPLE basil leaves in this recipe. GREAT cooking with herbs entry thanks Bintu! Karen xxx

    • Thanks Karen, OH did a rather large crop of purple basil this year so it has been fun using it up.

  14. Looks both healthy and tasty – win-win in my book.

  15. Wow, coconut, prawns and noodles. One of my favourite combinations. Looks great!

  16. Lovely recipe Bintu, noodles taste good with anything but this is really great combination of flavours! I really need to try it out – minus the prawns – too squeegee 😉


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