Storecupboard Prawn Noodles recipe

Preparation Time: 5 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes

This simple meal is made entirely from ingredients you'll find in your storecupboard, making it cheap and absolutely perfect for when you want to feed a crowd. Noodles are tossed with a spiced tomato sauce and prawns - easy as that! Recipe serves 4.


  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes with garlic
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp. tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp. coriander puree
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable stock powder
  • 1 tsp. crushed dried chillies or more to taste
  • 400g frozen prawns
  • 125g Chinese egg noodles
  • 2 tbsp. oil


  1. Heat the oil in a wok. Add the onion, coriander and dried chillies. Add just 1/2 tsp. or so now - you can add more later. Stir fry for 5 minutes until the onion is softened.

  2. Add the tomato puree and fry for 1 minute, then add the tomatoes, chicken stock, and vegetable stock powder. Season to taste then simmer for 15 minutes until thickened slightly. Meanwhile, pour boiling water over the noodles in a bowl and leave to soften.

  3. Add the prawns and softened noodles to the sauce then simmer until the prawns are cooked through. Add more chilli flakes and seasoning to taste.

If you like, you can use fresh prawns and fresh chillies - this dish is just supposed to be a fast and simple way to make a delicious meal. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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