Stir-Fry with Indonesian Mie Goreng Noodles and Prawns
You don’t have to travel to Indonesia to enjoy this street-food favorite. This noodle creation features a delicious marinade and crispy fried noodles.
The flavorful fried dishes of Indonesia are brought to your home with this easy-to-prepare recipe. Roasting garlic and chili peppers brings out the full aroma of the prawns, harmonizing with savory fried noodles. This creation is rounded off with an aromatic marinade made from soy sauce and sesame oil.
Bring water to a boil for the noodles. Peel carrot, halve it lengthwise and crosswise, and cut into matchsticks. Halve chili pepper, remove stem and seeds, and cut into fine strips. Wash lime, grate peel, and halve. Squeeze out juice from one half and cut other into two wedges.
Remove roots and tips from green onion, cut white part into fine rings, and cut green part into thin strips at an angle. Add noodles and salt to the boiling water. Take pot off heat and let it rest, covered, for 4 minutes.
Meanwhile, remove cilantro leaves from stems. In a bowl, mix together soy sauce, sesame oil, lime juice and zest, salt, sugar and 3 or 6 tbsp. water for marinade. Rinse prawns and pat dry.
When cooked, drain the noodles, rinsing thoroughly with cold water, and mix in oil. Crumble the chili into fine pieces. Peel and finely chop garlic.
In a large pan, heat oil to a high temperature and fry noodles, carrot, chili pepper and half of the dried chili at a high temperature until crispy for about 5 minutes. Season with salt.
Meanwhile, in another pan, heat oil to a high temperature and fry prawns for 2 minutes on all sides at a high temperature. Season with remaining dried chili and salt. Then, add half of the garlic and continue to fry for 30 seconds.
Add white spring onion rings and remaining garlic to noodles and fry for another minute.
Take pan with noodles off heat and add soy marinade, bean sprouts, sesame seeds and prawns, mixing thoroughly.
Serve fried noodles in a deep dish and garnish with the green onions, cilantro, and lime wedges.
- 8 oz. (1 cup) prawns
- 200 g (8 oz) mie goreng noodles
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 1 carrot
- 1 lime
- 1 chili pepper
- 1 green onion
- 1 bunch of cilantro
- 1 garlic clove
- 4 tsp. roasted sesame oil
- 3 tbsp. soy sauce
- ½ tbsp. black sesame seeds
- 1 dried chili
- 5 tbsp. vegetable oil