1 scallion, green end only finely sliced

2 small red chili

finely grated zest of 1 lime and 1 tbsp fresh lime juice

pinch of sugar

3 tbsp chopped fresh coriander

225g shelled raw shrimp

140g medium rice noodles

1-2 tbsp plain gluten free flour, for dusting

3 tbsp sunflower oil

1 rounded tsp grated fresh root ginger

2 tbsp gluten free soy sauce

1 tsp sesame oil

1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds


Halve both chilies lengthways and discard the seeds. Put 1 chili into the food processor, finely chop the other and set aside.

Add the lime zest, sugar, 2 tbsp of the coriander and a generous pinch of sea salt to the scallion and chili in the processor and whizz to a coarse paste.

Add the shrimp and whizz until everything is chopped but still has some texture.

Tip the mixture on to a (gluten free) floured surface and with floured hands lightly shape into 4 rounds, each about 1cm thick. (You can make ahead up to this point. Cover and keep refrigerated for up to 24 hours.)

Heat 2 tbsp of the sunflower oil in a smallish frying pan and start frying the shrimp cakes – cook over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side, turning them over when they become golden.

As soon as you have turned the shrimp cakes, put the noodles into a saucepan of boiling water on a back burner. Stir to separate and cook for 4 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tbsp sunflower oil in a wok (or another frying pan) and stir-fry the ginger and reserved chili for 1 minute.

Remove from the heat and stir in the gluten free soy sauce, sesame oil and lime juice.

Drain the noodles and toss them into the stir-fry. Pile on to plates, top with the shrimp cakes and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and remaining coriander.

Recipe adapted from: Good Food

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