Sticky Maple Prawn Noodle Salad

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Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (581.3 g)
  • Calories 1171.6
  • Total Fat - 13.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 38 mg
  • Sodium - 922.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 240.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.7 g
  • Sugars - 23.3 g
  • Protein - 23.3 g
  • Calcium - 183.4 mg
  • Iron - 7.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 124.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook noodles following packet directions, adding zucchini, beans, snow peas and edamame for the last 30 seconds of cooking time and then drain and refresh under cold water and drain well.

Step 2

Meanwhile, combine maple syrup, garlic, soy sauce, chilli and 2 tablespoons water in a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to the boil and then reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes.

Step 3

Heat oil on a barbecue hotplate on medium-high heat and cook prawns for 2 minutes each side or until golden and then drizzle with half of the maple mixture and cook, tossing, for 2 to 3 minutes or until prawns are coated and cooked through.

Step 4

Divide spinach and noodles among serving plates and top with prawns and drizzle with remaining maple mixture and extra oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds and then serve with lime wedges.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Look for fresh prawns with bright eyes and no smell for the best flavour.
  • When selecting chillies, choose those that are bright in colour and firm to the touch.

  • Instead of ramen noodles, substitute with soba noodles. The benefit of this substitution is that soba noodles are made from buckwheat, which is a whole grain, making the dish more nutritious.
  • Instead of edamame, substitute with cooked chickpeas. The benefit of this substitution is that chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein, making the dish more filling and nutritious.

Vegan Maple Noodle Salad Replace the prawns with 1 cup of cooked chickpeas and replace the sesame oil with olive oil. Omit the soy sauce and replace with 1 tablespoon of tamari or coconut aminos. Replace the maple syrup with agave syrup.

Coconut Rice - This fragrant and fluffy rice dish is the perfect accompaniment to the sweet and spicy flavors of the Sticky Maple Prawn Noodle Salad. The subtle sweetness of the coconut rice will help balance out the heat of the chillies, and its light and fluffy texture will provide a nice contrast to the crunchy vegetables and tender prawns.

Spicy Grilled Tofu: This flavorful grilled tofu dish is the perfect complement to the Sticky Maple Prawn Noodle Salad. The savory and spicy marinade will provide a nice contrast to the sweetness of the maple syrup, while the crispy texture of the grilled tofu will provide a nice contrast to the soft noodles and crunchy vegetables. Plus, it's a great vegetarian option for those looking for an alternative to the prawns.


Q: What type of noodles should be used for this recipe?

A: Ramen noodles should be used for this recipe. 180 grams of dried ramen noodles should be cooked according to the packet directions.

Q: How long should the cooked noodles be set aside?

A: The cooked noodles should be set aside for 10 minutes after cooking. This will allow them to absorb the flavors of the sauce.

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Fun facts:

Did you know that the maple syrup used in this recipe is a quintessential Canadian ingredient? Canadian maple syrup is widely considered to be the best in the world, and is a popular topping to pancakes and waffles.

Ramen noodles have a long history, dating back to the late 19th century in Japan. They were first introduced to the United States in the 1950s, and have become a popular comfort food for many Americans.