Happy Chinese New Year!
Although Chinese New Year celebrations run from 27th January until 2nd February, today, 28th January 2017, marks Chinese New Year – the year of the rooster.
I posted my recipe for Crispy Chilli Beef a couple of weeks ago, mentioning that tonight I would be celebrating with my housemates – after all, I love an excuse to cook something a little different.
Crispy Chilli Beef will most definitely be on the menu, but I’m tempted to try and create a sweet’n’sour dish or perhaps a meaty black bean creation too. The one thing which will definitely feature as a base to anything else I cook is my stir fried noodles.
Stir fried noodles are quick and easy to make, and with the right ingredients, can be super tasty too – a great accompaniment to any dish – I even ate mine with stir fried vegetables and a drizzle of sriracha last week as a quick mid-week dinner.
So here’s how to make them my way.
Ingredients (serves 2):
- 2 nests of noodles (whichever style you prefer. I used Chinese noodles from WingYip)
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 3 spring onions, chopped, white ends and green ends separated
- Half a thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
- 3 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tbsp. sweet chilli sauce
- Large handful of peanuts or cashews, chopped
- 1/2 red chilli, chopped
- Place the noodles in a saucepan, cover in water and bring to boil. Boil for 2 minutes until the noodles are soft, remove from the heat and drain.
- In a frying pan, heat the oil. Add the white ends of the spring onions and ginger to the pan, fry for a couple of minutes until turning slightly golden.
- Add the noodles, soy sauce and sweet chilli sauce to the pan, stir well to combine. Fry for a further minute or so to heat through.
- Stir in most of the chopped nuts, leaving a few to garnish.
- Serve between two dishes. Garnish with the remaining nuts, green ends of the spring onions and chopped red chilli.
And there you have it, my quick and easy recipe for stir fried noodles. A great base for all sorts of oriental dishes. Enjoy!
What’s your favourite thing to serve with noodles?