Friday, 1 July 2011

Vegetable Stir Fry with Udon Noodles

Hmmmm... what to make for dinner.

I was all out of ideas until I switched on the television and caught two minutes of Nigella's Express.

She was making a noodle salad with a peanut sauce and that gave me the idea for the stir fry with noodles - don't you just love light bulb moments :)

I promptly had to switch the channel to something on baby TV since Heidi was being very demanding and I didn't have the energy to fight her on it. Besides, I needed a distraction for her so I could make dinner. At least I had an idea and based on that proceeded to the kitchen to gather my ingredients.

The fridge yielded a good crop and the result of my improvised dinner was pretty good.

Ingredients - Stir fry:
One courgette
One white onion
One bowl full of white button mushrooms
One cup mange tout
One can of baby corn
Two teaspoons sesame seeds
A dash of soy sauce
A dash of vegetable oil
One packet of Udon noodles

Ingredients - Peanut sauce:
Two cloves of garlic
One tablespoon sesame oil
One tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Two tablespoons lemon juice
Four tablespoons peanut butter
Two tablespoons sweet chilli sauce

Make the peanut sauce by adding all the sauce ingredients and mix well together. Set aside.
Chop the vegetables and heat up a dash of vegetable oil in a wok.
Add the onions and saute until softened, then add the courgette, mushrooms and a few minutes later the mange tout.
Add a dash of soy sauce and stir fry for about 10 minutes in total or until tender, be careful not to overcook the vegetables.
While the veggies are cooking, boil about 2 litres of water in a pan and add the Udon noodles. Follow the instructions on the packaging and cook until ready (in my case it was about 8 minutes).
Drain the noodles and add to the vegetables.
Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top and mix in the sauce.
Serve and enjoy!

- If you have it, then add some freshly chopped coriander to the end product.
- The baby corn didn't really add much to the dish so leave it out if it doesn't appeal to you. Add some carrots or peppers instead.

1 comment:

  1. Very delicious and healthy dish! This is perfect for me and for my family. I must prepare this for them later. Anyway, thanks for this and please keep on sharing!

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