Prawn noodle soup

Fancy a dish full of thai-inspired flavours and creamy prawn noodles? This soup's packed full of nutrients and flavour

prawn noodle soup
Published: August 8, 2022 at 8:57 am
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  • Serves 4

Here we have a very tasty Thai-inspired prawn noodle soup. Packed with protein, slow-releasing carbs, fats and minerals, it’s a great meal for muscle recovery and replenishing lost electrolytes after exercise.

Keep a variety of noodles and tins of coconut milk in your store cupboard, a pack of lime leaves and raw prawns in your freezer so you can get this one cooked in no time.


  • 250g fresh raw, unpeeled prawns
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 8 kaffir lime leaves
  • 2cm piece fresh ginger, finely sliced
  • 2 stalks lemon grass
  • 150g mushrooms, finely sliced
  • 6 spring onions, sliced diagonally
  • 1 tsp chilli paste
  • 2 green chillies, seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp palm (or brown) sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 25g Thai basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 250g fine egg (or vermicelli rice) noodles


  • STEP 1

    In a saucepan bring the stock and half the coconut milk to the boil. Add the lime leaves and ginger. Bash the lemon grass with a rolling pin and add to the stock. Boil for 2mins and turn down to a low heat. Add mushrooms, spring onions, chilli paste and chillies.

  • STEP 2

    Add the prawns, then the lime juice, sugar and 1 tbsp fish sauce (to taste) and simmer for a couple of minutes until the prawns turn pink. Taste and adjust the flavour with more chilli paste, fish sauce, sugar or lime juice.

  • STEP 3

    Cook the noodles in a pan and drain. Remove the lemon grass, then add noodles. Stir in the basil leaves and serve in warmed bowls.

Make it gut friendly - Swap the coconut milk and chicken stock for a really good bone broth. Add a spoonful of tom yum paste.


Kate PercySports nutrition cook and author

Sports nutrition cook and keen amateur athlete Kate Percy set up the #GoFaster campaign in 2009 and, following the publication of several sports nutrition books, now produces a range of all-natural energy balls, Go Bites (


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