Another Girls Night, Another Recipe – Noodle Soup

Girls night last week consisted of yet another culinary cuisine – this time noodle soup.

Wanting to eat healthy, but cook something delicious on girls night, I went in search of a new recipe. Lucky for me, my new account manager loves cooking and was more than happy to share a few vegetarian, healthy meals with me – Vegetarian just because it’s cheap and healthy! For any meat lovers reading this thinking I’m crazy – You can always add meat.

One of the recipes I was given being noodle soup, and with my love of noodles and noodle soup from Wasabi, I decided this was our girls night challenge. Heather Accepted – Ofcourse, I couldn’t see us ever disagreeing really!

The recipe was pretty simple.

All you need is:

  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Soy Sauce
  • Oyster Sauce
  • Chilli
  • Water/Stock (Veggie or meat – I used veggie stock)
  • VEGGIES!! – sliced into sticks/long thin pieces. (I used carrots, mushrooms and a bag of pre-prepared greens as it had green beans, mangetout and peas in it and was cheaper than buying them all individually)
  • Noodles

You just use the amounts you think – It’s not as hard as it might sound. As soon as you get going you can picture how much you should be using for how many people it’s meant to serve.

And the method is easy too –

  • Fry the garlic, ginger and chilli in a frying pan with a little oil, add the veg that need the longest time to cook, but immediately add water/Stock – Bring to boil
  • Then add the other veg and noodles, and simmer
  • Add oyster sauce and soy sauce to taste, and simmer until the noodles are cooked.
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You could add meat/fish earlier on in the recipe or a boiled egg later. You can even crack an egg into the boiling soup whilst its finishing off (make sure the egg is cooked before eating though!)

Add anything you like. Make your own alternatives/variations of the soup,  include whatever you want Рall of your favourite vegetables!
Here’s how ours turned out…

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The only thing I learnt from this recipe which I would do differently perhaps next time – You need quite a bit of water, as it does boil away. Our Noodle soup, wasn’t as soupy as others I have had from restaurants, but was delicious anyway, and maybe that made it not quite so messy.
It was so good we’re making this again this week, but with a twist. We’re going to try making it slightly different, perhaps I’ll had a random vegetable I hardly eat… ¬†hmmmmm best get the creative side of my brain working!
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