I was craving a Chinese/Thai meal of some sort Saturday night, and really wanted to resist the urge to drive straight to my local takeaway and order one of everything.
I ventured to my kitchen and had a rummage in my cupboards and rustled up this Quick & Easy Vegetable Noodledish.
I have made my own Green Thai Curry paste in the past, but in all honesty I find it to be a lot of effort.
Especially when you can buy ready made pastes in the Supermarket for a couple of pound.
But I am a little dubious when it comes to ready made curry pastes and sauces because the majority of them are packed with hidden additives, MSG, palm oil and some really weird stuff.
I picked up this Mae Ploy Green Curry Paste in Asda as the ingredients on the hole looked pretty standard, mainly herbs, spices, and fish paste.
I am happy to report it is really tasty it is a smooth grain free paste, and the flavours are well balanced. There is also a lot of product included, given the price point.
Spicy Stir-Fry Vegetable Noodles Recipe.
- Stir-fry mix 150g (available from all Supermarkets)
- 60g dried egg noodles
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- Pak Choi
- 1 tablespoon Green Curry Paste
- Half a tin of reduced-fat coconut milk
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon chilli sauce (optional)
- 2 handful parsley/coriander (optional)
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- To a frying pan or wok add sesame oil, crushed garlic and stir-fry and fry on a low heat.
- To a pan of boiling water simmer the egg noodles on low for the desired time as stated on the packet.
- One minute before the noodles are cooked add the pak choi leaves and blanch them for 30 seconds and remove and place to one side.
- To the stir-fry mix add soy sauce, green curry paste and stir for a couple of minutes.
- Then add the coconut milk, chilli sauce and stir again.
- Drain the noodles in a sieve and add to the frying pan with the stir-fry.
- Mix together the noodles and stir-fry, and transfer to a plate or bowl.
- Add the pak choi leaves, sesame seeds and parsley or coriander.
I am so glad I didn’t opt for a takeaway and instead used some ready made bits and bobs to rustle up a fake-away!
The crunchy array of vegetables teamed with the soft noodles and the fragrant broth was like a hug for the soul.
I can highly recommend, it literally took me 10 minutes from start to finish.
Do you think you may try?
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