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Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup

The Method


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Long-life Noodles

This is my take on New Year noodles, they are absolutely delicious and very easy to make. In fact they are so tasty they are a regular quick meal for me! There are many varieties of noodles to choose from, and really you can you use any you like here, but I prefer the thinner ones, which cook very quickly.

Serves 4
250g noodles
1 tbsp sunflower oil
250g prawns, shelled and deveined
head Chinese cabbage, finely shredded
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 carrots, finely sliced
1 thumb-sized piece ginger, finely sliced
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp rice wine
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp chilli oil
2 tbsps sesame seeds, toasted
3 spring onions, finely sliced
Small handful coriander

Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions, drain and rinse with a little cold water. Set aside. Heat the wok over a high heat with a little sunflower oil and add the prawns, cooking very briefly for about one minute each side. Remove from the wok and set aside.

Put the wok back over a high heat, add a little sunflower oil and stir-fry the ginger and garlic for about 30 seconds. Add the carrots, Chinese cabbage, soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil and chilli oil.

Stir-fry until the carrots are tender but still have a bit of crunch. Add the noodles and prawns and toss to combine. Serve straight away with a generous sprinkle of sesame seeds, sliced spring onions and coriander leaves.

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Healthy Singapore Noodles

Singapore noodles are a standard Chinese restaurant dish, but making them at home is so easy and it also means you can monitor what’s going in to them, adding whatever healthy vegetables you feel like. The addition of curry powder to this dish not only brings a new flavour to it, but it coats the noodles and gives a great texture to every bite.

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Teriyaki Salmon with Noodles

Salmon is an extremely healthy ingredient to cook with. It’s low in calories, has immune system boosting properties and contains omega-3 essential fatty acids which the body does not naturally produce. If you have any leftovers, this tasty sauce can also be used tossed through a crunchy Asian salad.

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