Spicy prawn noodle soup


Preparation method

  1. Place the rice noodles in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave for five minutes until softened.

  2. In a saucepan, heat the oil and fry the prawn heads, garlic, galangal and chilli for 2-3 minutes.

  3. Add the tomato purée and stock and simmer for five minutes. Remove the prawn heads and discard.

  4. Add the king prawns and coconut milk and simmer for a further 2-3 minutes, or until the prawns are completely cooked through. Drain the noodles and add to the soup.

  5. To serve, sprinkle over the coriander.

Less than 30 mins preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Serves 1

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