sesame prawn & noodles with orange dressing

  • September 10, 2020

sesame prawn & noodles with orange dressing recipe

made using nudie nothing but orange juice

Did you hear about the shrimp that went to the prawn’s cocktail party? He pulled a mussel (#dadjoke)!

Prawns are a great low-fat source of protein and like other fish (and shellfish too), are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids (essential fatty acids that your body needs but does not produce). Omega-3’s can reduce inflammation, reducing your risk of heart disease, cancer and arthritis. It also helps with brain function! Combine these fabulous prawns with sesame seeds for a nice dose of calcium, iron, zinc and magnesium!

The dressing I have created includes my favourite nudie nothing but orange juice because it tastes awesome, and oranges are full of vitamin C, which I love as it’s a great antioxidant for your skin, eyes, and hair!

  • Ingredients


    – 12 fresh prawns, peeled and deveined
    – 2 tbsp. of sesame oil
    – 2 tsp. of black sesame seeds
    – 2 tsp. of white sesame seeds


    – 100gms of dried rice vermicelli noodles
    – 2 spring onions, finely sliced
    – 1 avocado
    – 1 red capsicum
    – A handful of watercress
    – A handful of chopped coriander
    – 1 fresh orange, peeled and chopped into cubes

  • Dressing

    – 1 knob (funny word, we know!) of ginger, minced
    – 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    – 1 small red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
    – 50mL of rice wine vinegar
    – 1 tsp. of black sesame seed
    – 1 tsp. of white sesame seeds
    – Juice from 1 lemon
    – ¼ cup of nudie nothing but orange juice
    – ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil
    – 1 tbsp. of sesame oil
    – Pinch of salt & pepper


    1. Place the fresh raw prawns in a bowl with sesame oil and sesame seeds. Toss until evenly coated. Put aside.

    2. Place vermicelli noodles in a large, heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water. Leave to stand for approximately 5 minutes until noodles are soft. Drain, then rinse under cold water. Return noodles to the bowl.

    3. Add chopped spring onion, avocado, capsicum, watercress, coriander and orange to the noodles.

    4. For the dressing place all the ingredients (except oils) in a bowl, whisk together and then slowly add the oil while whisking.

    5. Heat a medium sized pan to a fairly high heat, add sesame oil to the pan and sauté prawns until just cooked.

    6. Combine all ingredients, toss and serve. Deeeelicious!

    Serves 2-4.