Recipe: Crunchy Sesame Noodles

Allow us to introduce you to one of our favourite recipes, enjoyed hot or cold, for lunch at work or as an easy post-work dinner. There’s room for you to experiment with vegetables, and you can scrap the noodles and opt for courgetti if you prefer…

You Will Need:

  • 1 medium egg noodle nest
  • 2 courgettes
  • clove of garlic
  • 1 large carrot
  • handful of mangetout
  • 2 spring onions
  • fresh coriander
  • fresh chillies
  • handful of prawns (optional)
  • coconut oil
  • sesame seeds

For The Sauce

  • 2tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup sesame oil
  • 1tsp sriracha (more or less, as you wish)

This recipe makes enough for two small bowls, but you can add in another noodle nest if you wish. As this can be eaten hot or cold, it’s a great dish to make at the start of the week to either eat at your desk or heat up after work.
We like to have a mix of noodles and courgette noodles, but you can skip the noodles and just cook up a big batch of courgetti – it’s up to you!

Step One
Cook the noodles following the packet instructions, drain and leave to one side.

Step Two
Using a spiralizer or Julienne peeler, carefully peel the courgettes and carrot in to noodle-like ribbons. A couple of courgettes and one or two carrots is usually enough for one or two servings.
Thinly slice the mangetout, spring onions, coriander and chillies.

Step Three
In a small saucepan, place the ingredients for the sauce. Stir gently and warm over a low heat while you chop and prep the vegetables.

Step Four
In a frying pan or wok over medium heat, add in a spoonful of coconut oil. Crush in some garlic and add in your peeled courgette and carrot, then add in the cooked noodles if using.
Throw in the mangetout and prawns followed by the sauce, stirring carefully to coat well. You can add a splash more soy sauce if needed.

Step Five
After the prawns are cooked through, about a minute in, remove the pan from the heat and spoon up in to bowls. Garnish with the spring onions, coriander, chillies and sesame seeds and tuck in!

To keep, just leave to cool and place in a Tupperware container and place in the fridge for the following days lunch or dinner. Easy!

Will you be trying this? 

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  • Erica

    This looks so yummy! I’d love to try making it sometime.

  • Sara

    This looks so good! Thanks for sharing :)