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!


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  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., 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.


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