Spring is in the air and I have a lovely light and zesty recipe for you today, king prawn and edamame stir-fry with soba noodles. This stir-fry is spicy, zesty, big on flavor yet makes for a lovely light lunch or dinner. It’s perfect for lunch boxes too as it tastes just as great cold as it does hot! As with all the spicy food I make, you can reduce the chili content to make it easier for kids to handle or if your not a spice fiend like me 😉
Edamame beans are young soy beans, they can be bought in their pods or shelled, they are a low calorie bean, contain no cholesterol and are an excellent source of source of protein, iron, and calcium. These little beans are nutritional power houses with high levels of folic acid and isoflavones that are similar to estrogen, these phytoestrogens may help lower cholesterol and may help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, so they are well worth adding to your diet.
Prawns are high in protein low in fat, are a good source of vitamin B12, zinc, iodine, phosphorous, potassium, selenium and iron. They are also a good source of vitamin E which is good for your skin. Prawns are also high in cholesterol but are low in saturated fat which is the one we need to avoid, they are also high in omega 3 fatty acids which may help fight against heart disease, so the take home on prawns is they can be added to our diets but in moderation due to the cholesterol level present.
This king prawn & edamame stir-fry is:
- high in protein
- high in vitamin C
- high in fiber
- low fat
- low carb
- under 400 calories per portion
King Prawn & Edamame Stir Fry
- 240 g sustainable king prawns
- 2 cloves of garlic , sliced thinly
- 1 small red chili , finely chopped
- 100 g edamame
- 4 spring onions
- 100 g soba noodles
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp fish sauce
- 1 tsp tamari , or low sodium soy sauce
- Juice of 1 lime
- Small bunch of coriander
- Lime wedges to serve
Bring a saucepan of water to the boil, and cook the noodles according to the packet.
Heat the oil in a wok, add the garlic and chili and cook for one minute.
Add the king prawns, fish sauce and tamari and cook until the prawns are pink, about 5 minutes.
Then add the spring onions, edamame, lime juice and a small handful of coriander leaves, stir fry for another minute or two.
Serve on top of the soba noodles with extra coriander leaves and lime wedges.