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Noodles With Mushrooms and Mangetouts

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Introduction

This is as simple a stir-fry as you could get, but – in my book – all the better for it. And, of course, you can build on as you wish. While it’s wonderful as is for a side, do add more mushrooms and mangetouts if you need it to be a main. Or, indeed, add prawns, chicken, or whatever else you like.

I have a couple of notes, before I let you get on and cook. First, if you’re unsure how mild the chillies you have actually are, maybe use two rather than the four stipulated below. Finally, yes, the portions are generous here, but it is so very good cold the next day, tossed with perhaps a few more drops of sesame oil and soy and some sesame seeds.

For US cup measures, use the toggle at the top of the ingredients list.

This is as simple a stir-fry as you could get, but – in my book – all the better for it. And, of course, you can build on as you wish. While it’s wonderful as is for a side, do add more mushrooms and mangetouts if you need it to be a main. Or, indeed, add prawns, chicken, or whatever else you like.

I have a couple of notes, before I let you get on and cook. First, if you’re unsure how mild the chillies you have actually are, maybe use two rather than the four stipulated below. Finally, yes, the portions are generous here, but it is so very good cold the next day, tossed with perhaps a few more drops of sesame oil and soy and some sesame seeds.

For US cup measures, use the toggle at the top of the ingredients list.

Image of Nigella's Noodles with Spring Onions, Mushrooms and Mangetouts
Photo by Jonathan Lovekin

Ingredients

Serves: 4 as a side

Metric Cups
  • 250 grams egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 red chillies - deseeded and chopped
  • 6 spring onions (chopped into approx. 1cm / ½-inch lengths)
  • 250 grams chestnut or shitake mushrooms (destalked and sliced)
  • 100 grams mangetouts (roughly chopped - in half or 3 pieces each)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (plus more to taste)
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
  • 8 ounces egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon asian sesame oil
  • 4 red chiles - deseeded and chopped
  • 6 scallions (chopped into approx. 1cm / ½-inch lengths)
  • 8 ounces chestnut or shitake mushrooms (destalked and sliced)
  • 4 ounces snow peas (roughly chopped - in half or 3 pieces each)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (plus more to taste)
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro

Method

  1. Boil the noodles in salted water according to the instructions on the packet, then drain, rinse in cold water and leave in a colander in the sink.
  2. Heat the oils in a wok or very large frying pan and stir-fry the chilli and spring onion for a minute, add the mushrooms and stir-fry for another two minutes. Then add, stirring furiously, the mangetouts and cook for a minute.
  3. Add the drained noodles, lifting them up in the wok or frying pan and stirring well so all is mixed in together, pouring in a couple of tablespoons of soy sauce as you do so. Add half the fresh coriander, toss well again, then turn out into a large bowl. Sprinkle with more coriander to serve.
  1. Boil the noodles in salted water according to the instructions on the packet, then drain, rinse in cold water and leave in a colander in the sink.
  2. Heat the oils in a wok or very large frying pan and stir-fry the chilli and scallion for a minute, add the mushrooms and stir-fry for another two minutes. Then add, stirring furiously, the snow peas and cook for a minute.
  3. Add the drained noodles, lifting them up in the wok or frying pan and stirring well so all is mixed in together, pouring in a couple of tablespoons of soy sauce as you do so. Add half the cilantro, toss well again, then turn out into a large bowl. Sprinkle with more coriander to serve.

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  • Heerlijk!

    Posted by Karinzandbergen on 26th February 2021
  • excellent....

    Posted by Adibibi on 24th January 2021
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