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Tiger Prawn, Noodle, and Herb Salad

Photo: William Meppem; Styling: Lynsey Fryers
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 2 prawns and 1/2 cup noodle mixture)
A beautiful and delicious starter, this Asian-influenced noodle dish offers a different interpretation of shrimp on the barbie. Here Jane brings in some Vietnamese influences to pair with Australia's moist, sweet tiger prawns.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 12 tiger prawns (about 20 ounces)
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 ounces rice vermicelli
  • 1/2 cup thinly diagonally sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed mint leaves, torn
  • 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped salted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 2 finger hot chiles, thinly sliced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 128
  • fat 5.1 g
  • satfat 2.5 g
  • monofat 1.2 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 5.4 g
  • carbohydrate 15.8 g
  • fiber 1.8 g
  • cholesterol 21 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 260 mg
  • calcium 33 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves. Let stand 30 minutes; discard garlic.

  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

  3. Peel prawns, leaving tails intact. Arrange prawns on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes or until done, turning once.

  4. Cook noodles according to package directions. Combine noodles, green onions, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with juice mixture, tossing to coat. Top with prawns.