Prawn buckwheat noodles with soy and
recipe for Prawn buckwheat noodles with soy and ginger
shallots has been reproduced courtesy of www.ukshallot.com
If you want to get healthier and shed a few pounds
but dont want to deprive your taste buds, try
cooking with shallots. Shallots are low in fat and contain
just 40-50 calories per 80g, which counts as one portion
towards the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables
Not only that, but shallots are a rich source of vitamins
A,B and E and have twice the levels of vitamin C in
onions. Whats more, shallots vitamin C content
is double when eaten raw, for example, in salads.
Shallots are also a great source of potassium which
is important for maintaining a stable blood pressure
and they are low in sodium. And if thats not enough
reasons for buying shallots, they contain Allicin which
is thought to help lower blood cholesterol levels, promote
good heart health and stimulate the bodys immune
UK Shallots are a fantastic addition to healthy dishes
adding a unique, piquant flavour and can liven up and
bring a certain pizazz to even the most
sensible healthy salads, sandwiches, soups and suppers!
For more ideas on how to cook with shallots visit www.ukshallot.com
for Prawn buckwheat noodles
12 small shallots, peeled halved
3 tbsp soy sauce
2.5cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
2 tbsp sunflower oil
1 red chilli, seeded and finely sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
250g shelled large raw prawns
250g spring greens, trimmed and shredded
200g buckwheat noodles, cooked according to the instructions
on the packet
to make Prawn buckwheat noodles
the shallots in a small, non-metallic bowl with the
soy sauce and ginger.
Cover and set aside to marinate for 20 minutes.
reserving the marinade.
the oil in a wok or large frying pan and add the shallots.
fry for 3 minutes, until starting to turn golden.
the chilli, and garlic and stir fry for 1 minute,
then add the prawns and stir fry for another 2 minutes,
until they have turned pink.
the spring greens to the pan and stir fry for 2 minutes,
until just tender.
Pour in the reserved marinade and simmer for 30 seconds.
Add the cooked noodles to the pan and mix well.
with permission of UK