Fresh Asian noodle salad

Asian noodle salad

Serves 4

  • 300 g cellophane noodles or beanthread noodles

  • 200 g quality minced beef

  • 2 teaspoons five-spice

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and grated

  • 2 heaped teaspoons grated fresh ginger

  • 100 g cooked peeled prawns, from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger

  • 3 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 bunch spring onions, finely sliced

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 2 fresh red chillies, deseeded and finely sliced

  • 1 handful fresh coriander, chopped

  • 1 handful fresh mint, chopped

  • 2 handfuls roasted peanuts

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

Soak the noodles in a bowl of warm water until soft, then drain and put back in the bowl. In a hot wok fry the beef and five-spice in the olive oil until brown and crisp, then add the garlic, ginger, prawns and sugar and stir-fry for another 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir the wok mixture into the noodles. Add the spring onions, lime juice, fish sauce, chillies, coriander, mint and peanuts to the bowl. Toss well and correct the seasoning — it wants to be quite zingy with the lime juice. Sprinkle with some extra herb leaves if you like and serve cold.



Try this: You can modify the recipe by using a little wok-fried squid, shellfish or different minced meats.

Nutritional Information

Fresh Asian noodle salad

With spicy minced beef and prawns

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Addictively light, spicy and zingy, this noodle salad makes the perfect light lunch or dinner
Serves 4
20m
Super easy
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Method

This is one of those salads which tastes so amazing that you have to keep making it! It's spicy, zingy and really gets your tastebuds going.

Soak the noodles in a bowl of warm water until soft, then drain and put back in the bowl. In a hot wok fry the beef and five-spice in the olive oil until brown and crisp, then add the garlic, ginger, prawns and sugar and stir-fry for another 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir the wok mixture into the noodles. Add the spring onions, lime juice, fish sauce, chillies, coriander, mint and peanuts to the bowl. Toss well and correct the seasoning — it wants to be quite zingy with the lime juice. Sprinkle with some extra herb leaves if you like and serve cold.

Try this: You can modify the recipe by using a little wok-fried squid, shellfish or different minced meats.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 668
    33%
  • Carbs 72.3g
    28%
  • Sugar 6.6g 7%
  • Fat 31.4g 45%
  • Saturates 6.2g 31%
  • Protein 22.8g 51%
Of an adult's reference intake

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When buying either wild or farmed fish, ask whether it is sustainably sourced. If you're unable to obtain this information, don't be afraid to shop elsewhere – only by shopping sustainably can we be sure that the fantastic selection of fish we enjoy today will be around for future generations.

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  • 300 g cellophane noodles or beanthread noodles

  • 200 g quality minced beef

  • 2 teaspoons five-spice

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and grated

  • 2 heaped teaspoons grated fresh ginger

  • 100 g cooked peeled prawns, from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger

  • 3 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 bunch spring onions, finely sliced

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 2 fresh red chillies, deseeded and finely sliced

  • 1 handful fresh coriander, chopped

  • 1 handful fresh mint, chopped

  • 2 handfuls roasted peanuts

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper