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Lime and basil seafood stir-fry

8
7
7
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Succulent seafood mingles with soft noodles in this Thai-inspired stir-fry flavoured with tangy lime, aromatic basil and sweet soy sauce.

Ingredients

Calamari or squid, raw

200 g, (1xmedium tube)

dry rice noodles

200 g

sunflower oil

1 tbs

green prawns

250 g, (buy 500g), peeled, deveined

green shallot(s)

3 individual, cut into 2cm pieces

asparagus

1 bunch(es), cut into 4cm pieces

red capsicum

1 medium, thinly sliced

kecap manis

2 tbs, (sweet soy sauce)

lime juice

2 tbs

fresh basil

¼ cup(s), torn

Instructions

  1. Cut calamari tube lengthways down 1 side and open out. Wash and pat dry, removing any membrane from inside surface. Score flesh diagonally in a tight crisscross pattern. Cut into 5cm x 4cm pieces.
  2. Place noodles in a large heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water and set aside for 5 minutes or until softened. Drain well.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a wok over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil and heat for 20 seconds. Stir-fry calamari for 2-3 minutes or until lightly golden. Transfer to a plate. Reheat wok over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil and heat for 20 seconds. Stir-fry prawns for 3 minutes or until cooked through and lightly golden. Transfer to plate with calamari.
  4. Reheat wok over medium-high heat. Add remaining oil and heat for 20 seconds. Stir-fry shallots, asparagus and capsicum for 3 minutes or until tender. Add kecap manis and juice and stir-fry until well coated. Return calamari and prawns to wok with noodles. Stir-fry for 1 minute or until heated through. Add basil and gently toss to combine. Serve.

Notes

TIP: Steam-frying is another way to cook harder vegies such as asparagus stalks and carrots. Just add 2–3 tablespoons water to the wok and pop on a lid (or cover with a large baking tray) and cook for a few minutes until they are just tender but still retain a vibrant colour.

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