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30 minute-take out style spicy Asian noodles-family meals

The 30-minute family meal, a quick spin on your favorite take-out. It’s a one-pot dish for busy weeknights and lazy Sunday lunch.

I think I’ve created a bunch of hungry monsters and for the most part it’s a good thing.

They are constantly wanting their taste buds challenged with just one thing on their mind and that is,”what’s for lunch, dinner?”or”what are we eating?”

“what am I to do?”

Not that I’m complaining but a desperate observation, it’s hard to keep up with two but try keeping up with four and you’ll feel like you’re in an endless kitchen marathon.

No longer are they happy with casual breakfast or a sandwich for busy mornings not even the daily Sri Lankan lunch menu seem to satisfy them.

What they want from me is to take them on food adventures that tingle their taste buds. My dysfunctional kitchen is where they get to experience different cuisines of the world.

You can too, just stick around with me, along with Sri Lankan recipes, I’ll be diving into food from around the world as well.

Today, I’m dabbing into far east cuisine with this spicy 30 minute take out style noodle. 

I realised something while making this dish.

All those pricey restaurants, in this instant, the Chinese ones closer to my home, do overprice their meals, we spend three times more than what I created with these spicy noodles and it just took me 30 minutes to get it on the table.

Just make sure to buy yourself the three main ingredients, Hoisin sauce, Fish sauce and Rice vinegar used here and you can easily recreate this dish whenever you want.

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One more plus point is that I get to expand my kitchen pantry as well as learn how they change taste and texture.

Confession, yes, there are days when my kitchen is closed, being a food blogger does not mean I cook daily there are days I put my feet up and let the meals be delivered to my home.

30 minute- take out style spicy asian noodles

Before moving onto the recipe, Let’s start a conversation about the pans we love to cook our meals in, most of you must own a medium-sized skillet to do your stir-frying but if you don’t own a large wok, I would really recommend it. having one for an emergency, even if you are a family of two.

Mine is actually not a chef’s wok but one picked up from Ikea and I can’t tell you how many times I use it to make large portions of meals like stews, soups, stir-fried rice and noodles like this.

they are so easy to maintain and clean. of course, with a lot of hands around the house, I have strict instructions on how not to use metal spoons to avoid scrapes on the protective coating. So go ahead and buy a large wok, I promise you won’t regret it.

moving on….

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30-minute take-out style spicy Asian noodle.

This 30-minute Asian-inspired noodle is ideal as a family meal or even to feed a large crowd in a rush, my kids love to eat at all times of the day so making a large pan of this never goes in waste.

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully.

A few things to keep in mind..

1/ When making a big batch of this Spicy Asian Noodles, there’s a chance you might have to adjust certain ingredients to your liking or you might find it bland or not seasoned enough so make sure to taste and adjust accordingly.

2/ while cooking the Noodles, follow the instructions on the package, if the cooking time is mentioned, for example as 10-12 minutes, stop cooking the Noodle by 8-9 minutes to avoid the noodles being overcooked.

3/There are times you might not have rice Noodles at hand, if so you can replace it with thin spaghetti.

Ingredients

2-3 tablespoons of Sesame oil( add more if necessary)

1 tablespoon Ginger grated

1 Garlic cloves finely sliced

1 Onion finely sliced

1 cup of sliced spring onions

2 boneless chicken cut into required size

3-4  tablespoons of Soy sauce

2 tablespoons of Rice vinegar

2 tablespoons of Hoisin sauce

1 pack of rice Noodles

Salt to season

Cilantro for garnishing(optional)

Method

Place a skillet/ wok over medium heat.

Pour in 2 tablespoons of Sesam oil and gently saute the minced Ginger and garlic for 30-45 seconds until they turn golden. stir constantly to avoid them being burnt. once cooked transfer into a bowl.

Pour in the remaining tablespoon of oil, stir-fry the chicken, Onion, Soy sauce, rice vinegar, hoisin sauce over medium heat.

Cook the above ingredients for 3-4 minutes or until the chicken are done.

As per instructions of the package, cook the noodles, once its cooked, drain, rinse under cold water.

Toss the Noodles thoroughly with ingredients in the skillet, for 1-2 minute. Season with Salt if necessary.

30 minute- take out style spicy asian noodles

30 minute-take out style spicy Asian noodles-family meals

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

The 30-minute family meal, a quick spin on your favorite take-out. It’s a one-pot dish for busy weeknights and lazy Sunday lunch.

Instructions

Place a skillet/ wok over medium heat.

Pour in 2 tablespoons of Sesam oil and gently saute the minced Ginger and garlic for 30-45 seconds until they turn golden. stir constantly to avoid them being burnt. once cooked transfer into a bowl.

Pour in the remaining tablespoon of oil, stir-fry the chicken, Onion, Soy sauce, rice vinegar, hoisin sauce over medium heat.

Cook the above ingredients for 3-4 minutes or until the chicken are done.

As per instructions of the package, cook the noodles, once its cooked, drain, rinse under cold water.

Toss the Noodles thoroughly with ingredients in the skillet, for 1-2 minute. Season with Salt if necessary.

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Kim

Tuesday 22nd of May 2018

Totally comfort food. Yum!

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