As I’m from the country where prawns are ridiculously expensive and generally difficult to get (the Baltic sea proudly presents the favourite of the nation – herrings… plus seafood is generally considered really gourmet!), I think now I have learned what to mix them with. Can I get a sticker? No? Fine.

Meanwhile, I thought of a quick dish that, at least, looks Thai. I’m proud of that dressing, though. I’m really proud of that dressing, cause it spices up the sweet side of the dish. And it takes less than half an hour to prepare. Mission lazy afternoon accomplished!

Mango and Prawn Noodles with Sweet-Spicy Sauce

Serves 2-3 | Ready in less than 25 mins

250g of instant noodles

200g of cooked, peeled prawns

1 mango

2 tablespoons of chopped coriander

2 tablespoons of chopped scallions

10 chopped pearl onions


1 tablespoon of lime juice

1 tablespoon of smokey chipotle sauce

1 tablespoon of mustard

1/2 teaspoon of pepper

2 tablespoons of dark soy sauce

1 teaspoon of sweet paprika

salt (to taste)


Prepare the noodles as indicated on the packaging (usually, pour hot water over the noodles, cover up, leave for 4 minutes and drain). Peel and chop the mango to small chunks. Mix the ingredients of the dressing together, set aside. In a big bowl, mix the noodles, onions, scallions, coriander, prawns and mango chunks. Mix together with the dressing. Voila!


Kasia Kwasniewska

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Loves reading, watching films, eyeing (and producing) good design, listening to music and stuffing her face with chocolate whenever the opportunity arises. Cooks from time to time, and drinks far too much coffee to be a normal human being. Liked my work? Buy me a coffee!

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