Pad Thai noodles with Prawns and Peanuts

  • Yield : 2-3
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 20m

I never tire of saying this, my husband is a really fabulous cook, so whenever he decides to cook, especially on the weekends, it is a real treat. This weekend, on our shopping trip to Morrisons, we got some noodles and prawns. So the next day we were treated to an impromptu dinner of Pad Thai noodles with Prawns and Peanuts. It’s a pity I’m trying to watch my carbs, or I would’ve so gone for that 2nd helping!


Light, summery, tangy, delicious prawns intermingled with the crunch of peanuts, this recipe is absolutely to die for. Try it, it is fantastic.


Ingredients for the Dressing

Fish sauce- 3 tbsp
Tamarind paste- 1 tbsp
Lime juice- 2 tbsp
Brown sugar- 2 tbsp



  • Egg noodles- 150 gm ( or rice noodles, use any noodles of your choice)
  • Prawns- 150 gms
  • Unsalted roasted peanuts-1 handful, roughly chopped
  • Bean sprouts- 150 gm
  • Coriander, finely chopped- 1/4 cup
  • Shallots- 3, finely sliced
  • Eggs- 2 , lightly beaten
  • Spring onions- 2, finely sliced
  • Garlic cloves-4, finely chopped
  • Dry shrimp- 2 tbsp, optional
  • Chilli flakes- 1 tsp
  • Groundnut oil- 3 tbsp



Step 1

Cook the noodles as per instruction on the packet. I find that Rice noodles are the easiest to cook because they mostly involve soaking with boiling (just-boiled) water for 10 minutes. In this time , you can get the prep sorted.

Step 2

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a wok. When hot, add in the shallots and chooped garlic. Stir fry for just 1 minute.

Step 3

Add in the prawns and shrimp. Fry for another minute. It is absolutely ok if you choose not to use the dried shrimp.

Step 4

Now add in the peanuts and the chilli flakes. Mix well.

Step 5

Drain the noodles and add them into the wok. Toss around to mix with the rest of the ingredients. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes.

Step 6

Now this is a fun step. Move the noodles to the side of the wok and in the centre, add some oil. Crack the eggs into it, scramble and mix into the noodles. You can alternatively scramble the eggs separately and then add to the noodles at this stage.

Step 7

Add in the dressing and 2/3 of the bean sprouts. Taste and adjust the fish sauce, sugar and chilli as required. Do remember, the fish sauce is really salty.

Step 8

Garnish with the remaining peanuts, chopped coriander and spring onions.


The cost of serving this meal is just 61p   per serving! Incredible!


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