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BBQ prawn and rice noodle salad

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  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Wheat free
  • No added sugar

With its coconut-turmeric dressing, this BBQ prawn and rice noodle salad recipe is packed with delicious South-East Asian flavours.

  • Serves8
  • Cook time10 minutes
  • Prep time30 minutes, + 30 mins marinating time
BBQ prawn and rice noodle salad


  • 1kg medium raw prawns, peeled leaving tails intact, deveined
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 lemongrass stem, white part only, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 red birdseye chilli, chopped (optional)
  • 150g green beans, trimmed
  • 150g sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 375g rice stick noodles
  • 1 cup coriander sprigs
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced

Coconut-turmeric dressing

  • 1 cup (250ml) coconut milk
  • ¼ cup (60ml) fish sauce
  • ¼ cup (60ml) lime juice
  • 1 lemongrass stem, white part only, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 red birdseye chilli, finely chopped (optional)

Nutritional information

Per Serve: Energy: 1453kJ/348 Cals (17%), Protein: 18g (36%), Fat: 12g (17%), Sat Fat: 6g (25%), Carb: 39g (13%), Sugar: 3g (3%), Fibre: 4g (13%), Sodium: 1451mg (73%).

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  1. Step 1

    To make the coconut-turmeric dressing, combine coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice, lemongrass, turmeric, garlic and chilli, if using, in a screw-top jar. Seal. Shake to combine. Season.
  2. Step 2

    Combine prawns, oil, lemongrass, garlic and chilli, if using, in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in fridge for 30 mins to develop the flavours.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, cook beans and sugar snap peas in a saucepan of boiling water for 2 mins or until bright green and tender-crisp. Refresh under cold water. Drain. Place noodles in a large heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water. Set aside for 5 mins or until tender. Refresh under cold water. Drain.
  4. Step 4

    Transfer beans and sugar snap peas to a large bowl. Add noodles, coriander, mint and onion. Gently toss to combine.
  5. Step 5

    Heat a barbecue grill or chargrill on high. Cook prawns for 2 mins each side or until prawns curl and change colour.
  6. Step 6

    Drizzle the noodle mixture with the dressing. Gently toss to combine. Top with prawns. Serve immediately.

Impress guests with our BBQ prawn and rice noodle salad recipe

A barbecue with Asian flavours makes a change from chops and snags, even though we love them, too! Our BBQ prawn and rice noodle salad recipe delivers a South-East Asian holiday for the tastebuds. With its smooth, spicy dressing, our noodle salad alone is delicious, but add prawns marinated in lemongrass, garlic and chilli and you have a sumptuous flavour-fest that's guaranteed to impress. Our recipe serves 8, so it's ideal for a dinner party – and served on a platter, the dish is a stunner. If kids are in your mix of guests, you can omit the chilli, if you like. Prawns barbecue beautifully and have a sophistication about them. If you're having a dinner party, our grilled prawn cocktail bruschetta makes a stylish starter and they look and taste gorgeous. The bruschetta is topped with cocktail sauce, crisp lettuce, grilled prawns, avocado and tarragon – a perfect combination.