Spring vegetable soup with prawns
Nutrition Info.(per serve)
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 stalks lemongrass, chopped
3cm piece of fresh ginger
3 small red chillies
1 teaspoon sugar
handful of fresh coriandercilantroX
juice and zest of 2 limes
200ml reduced-salt vegetable stock
200ml lite coconut milk
8 cups spring vegetables (eg. chopped asparagus, broad beansfavaX, peas or shredded green cabbage)
400g frozen prawns
2 x 200g packets shelf-fresh Hokkien noodles
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 5g
Dietary fibre 7g
1 in a food processer, place sesame oil, lemongrass, ginger, chilli, sugar, coriander stems (save leaves for serving), zest and half the juice, then blitz to a coarse paste. This can also be done in a mortar and pestle.
2 in a deep non-stick saucepan lightly fry the paste for 30 seconds until fragrant, then add the stock, coconut milk and water. Heat until just boiling, then add the vegetables. Cook 1-2 minutes before adding the prawns. Simmer for 4-5 minutes. Add the noodles and cook for a further minute.
3 Serve soup with chopped coriander leaves and extra lime juice.
Make it gluten free: Use rice noodles and check stock is gluten free.