Phở Bo Tôm
Gluten Free Rice Noodles
Bowl or pan (for noodles)
Saucepan (for broth)
Frying pan (for prawns)
Chopping board and knife
2 large bowls
Step 1 - Prepare
Remove all ingredients from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking to allow them to reach room temperature.
Remove the prawns from the bag and drain, if they are still frozen, place in a bowl with cold water for a few minutes to defrost.
Fill and boil a kettle. Empty the broth into a pan and put over a medium heat with a lid on.
Rinse the chillis, beansprouts, spring onions and herbs. Put the beansprouts to one side and roughly chop everything else. Cut the limes into quarters.
Put everything to one side.
Step 2 - Cook
Once the kettle has boiled, pour boiling water over the rice noodles in a separate pan or bowl.
Remove the noodles from the pan and rinse under fresh water after 2 mins. They should be a little bit “al dente” as they will continue cooking in the bowl. Add them to your bowl(s).
While your noodles are cooking, put a frying pan on a high heat with a little oil, once heated add the prawns and fry for 1 minute on each side until pink.
Step 3 - Serve
Lay the prawns on top of the noodles.
The broth should be boiling by now. Once you’re happy that it is, pour it on top of the noodles and prawns.
Crunchy spring onion and beansprouts will give spice and texture, a squeeze of zingy lime brings it to life, a dash of chilli for heat (be careful, they are HOT!) and the herbs for freshness. They all change the flavour slightly so do not add too much at once but experiment to find the perfect balance for you.