Spicy Prawn Stir Fry with Noodles
This spicy shrimp stir-fry with noodles recipe has a lovely kick. It is one of the easiest meals I know and packed with delicious flavours!
I make this shrimp stir fry with noodles when I need to make a quick and easy meal that everyone in the family loves!
Prawns or Shrimps?
You may notice that I refer to both shrimp and prawn in this recipe. Although shrimp and prawns are indeed different species of crustacean, for this recipe you can use either. I refer to them interchangeably throughout this post (and indeed in other posts).
The main difference is that prawns have claws on three of their leg pairs while shrimp only have them on two. This is not something you would notice when you buy them pre-peeled and maybe pre-cooked in the supermarket!
Obviously, you have different sizes, but for this recipe just use what you can get your hands on, large or small, just make sure they are have been peeled and deveined. I used frozen prawns in these photos.
Have you ever tried spicy Indonesian noodles? When I worked in the Netherlands, I used to frequent a fast food place in Ridderkerk, called Dapur Ibu, and buy a takeaway lunch at least twice a week.
You can make your selection from the counter there and they heat it up on the spot in the microwave. I would always choose the same spicy noodles with some spicy meat like some smoor djawa or rendang daging. Absolutely delicious.
It was so good – it was my special treat when I needed one.
I am still trying to copycat their recipe, through trial and error, but I am not quite there yet. This recipe has a little kick and is getting closer. I am still working on it 😃
Spicy Vegetable Stir-fry Noodles
Apart from the prawns or shrimps, the noodles and vegetables are the other main ingredients of this meal.
The great thing about this one is that we can generally use ingredients that we already have in the cupboard/fridge. It does not have to be these particular vegetables, it can be spring onions, carrots, sugar snaps or whatever you need to get rid of and use up.
All the ingredients below I have anyway in the kitchen/fridge, as most of it keeps for ages. The recipe below just shows what I was needing to finish up when I made this meal.
I always keep some egg noodles in the pantry, and some prawns in the freezer, just for that day that you do not want to go and shop for groceries, and you have run out of everything else!
The recipe may seem daunting at first but really it is pretty simple and quick to make and is worth the effort.
You could even invite your pals round for a spicy noodles challenge! See how spicy you can make it!
Try your own ingredients and let me know how to improve it!
If you do try it please let me know how you get on in the comments section below!
How to make Prawn stir fry noodles