Sesame Prawn & Noodles with Orange Dressing

Prawns are a great source of protein and like other fish and shellfish, are also a source of omega-3 fatty acids – essential fatty acids your body does not produce. Omega-3s can reduce inflammation and your risk of heart disease, cancer and arthritis, as well as help with brain function. Combine these fabulous prawns with sesame seeds for calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, selenium and copper – that’s healthy bones, red blood cells and hormones!





12 fresh prawns, peeled and deveined

2 tbsp. sesame oil

2 tsp. black sesame seeds

2 tsp. white sesame seeds



100gms of dried rice vermicelli noodles

2 spring onions, finely sliced

1 avocado

1 red capsicum

A bunch of watercress (a handful)

A bunch of chopped coriander (a handful)

1 fresh orange, peeled and chopped into cubes



1 knob ginger, minced

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 small red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

50 ml rice wine vinegar

1 tsp. black sesame seed

1 tsp. white sesame seeds

Juice of 1 lemon

1/4-cup fresh orange juice

1/4-cup extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp. sesame oil

Pinch of salt & pepper




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


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 bowl.


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


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


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


Add to prawns and dressing to salad, toss and serve.


Serves 2.