15 August 2008

Noodley Goodness

I had a sudden craving for noodles. After a quick dash to the shop for some, I came up with this simple but delicious recipe.

Peanutty Vegetable Noodles

1 tsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
3 cm piece fresh ginger, finely chopped
1 red chilli, deseeded & finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
½ tsp turmeric
8 chestnut mushrooms, sliced
1 pak choi, sliced
½ red bell pepper, sliced
1 cup vegetable stock
1 cup coconut milk
3 tbsp peanut butter
2 handfuls cashew nuts
1 packet of soft egg noodles (for a vegan dish use another type of noodles)
salt & pepper

Saute the onion in olive oil, adding the ginger, chilli, garlic and turmeric. Add a splash of water if required. Once the onion has softened, add the red pepper. Cook for a few minutes of minutes before adding the mushrooms and then the pak choi. Cook for a couple more minutes and then add the peanut butter, coconut milk and vegetable stock. Stir well. Add the noodles and cook for three minutes. Season and serve.

Serves 2 hungry peeps

I just can't tell you how amazingly good this was. It was just what I wanted! Graham enjoyed it too, but Mr Fusspot commented that the sauce would have been nice a little thinner. I reminded him at this point, how long it took him to come down for dinner after I had called. Hmmmmm!


  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

  2. You both had a feast on your hands with this noodle dish:D

  3. I'm craving noodles too - it's subliminal with the olympics everywhere!
    Yours look very interesting

  4. Mmmm..chiles, ginger, coconut and peanut butter?? Sounds like a match made in heaven. I will have to give this a whirl (and try to resist the ramen noodles in the meantime). Thanks for the idea!

  5. noodles are great slurping food and always fun for a bit of twirling on the fork - these look just right for a noodle craving - now you have me wanting some too!

  6. These sound just luscious--I'd love to give this recipe a try! And somehow I think I'd actually prefer the sauce a little thicker (sorry, Graham!). :)

  7. Hi Val, it is usually Graham who is the lover of noodles, but I am craving having these again soon.

    Hi Jane, I think you must be right about the submliminal message! Has anyone else had a craving for chinese food? Although my noodles are probably more thai.

    That's ok Deanna. The ingredients do sound rather yummy when they are listed like that!

    Hi Johanna, I find noodles are much easier to twirl thatn spaghetti. I try not to eat spaghetti in public!

    Ha! I will make him read that Ricki, he is now outnumbered!

  8. Ooohhh hubby would love this plus I have a half opened jar of peanut butter I need using up. Will def be giving this a go - love it

  9. I think your hubby will enjoy this Beth!

  10. I too have been in a noodley mood recently.
    Sounds lovely!

  11. Simple perhaps, but this is an inspired blend of flavours. I really like that you included mushrooms and coconut milk.

  12. I love any kind of peanut butter sauce on noodles. That is actually how I survived college (university)!!


  13. Thanks Wendy :)

    Hey Lisa, It was just a cuboard hunt really, but it worked out very well.

    You looked after yourself well in college then Dana!

  14. I love the combo of flavors in this dish, looks wonderful.

  15. Oooh! I've been behind in my blog reading, and it looks like I missed a good one. Hard to resist a good peanut sauce with coconut milk!

  16. This sounds so. Incredibly. Good! Must try this! Soon:)

  17. How amazing the peanut in the sauce. so easy to prepare.

  18. I am with you Lo, a great peanutty sauce cannot be ignored!

    Thank you Pia :)

    Thank you too Valentina :)

  19. Mmmm...noodles and peanut sauce. What could be better?

  20. Snap - I've done two 'noodley goodness' posts in the last week or so - one's actually called that too!!

    And today's post is noodles in a peanut based sauce - I think we must be channelling noodles! ;)

  21. It's the best Ima :)

    Hey Kittie, what can I say! Great minds think alike :) I am off to have a look!

  22. jeeanmeldrum@hotmail.co.ukThursday, 11 July, 2013

    Mmmm lovely, I should try this one Jacque, may have difficulty getting pak choi though. xxx

    1. I saw some in your local veg stand. You should try it as you love noodles.


I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x