Fancy some noodles for dinner, but also want something healthy? Here is a very easy and quick recipe.
It makes 4 large portions or 5 medium ones, so make it once, enjoy your dinner and a few delicious lunches. Or just prepare a great dinner for your guests without slaving in the kitchen for hours.
Your favourite noodles (I like the rice one)
2 packets of tofu (I use firm tofu)
Some vegetable oil for frying mushrooms
Sesame oil (optional)
Cashew nuts (optional)
You can also add onions (fry them with the mushrooms), shredded carrots or courgettes (add them to the tofu mixture in the frying pan).
Boil the noodles (I boil them for 10 min, I like them really soft).
While the noodles are boiling, slice and fry the mushroom.
Crumble the tofu in a bowl (I just cube it and crumble with a fork).
Add some soy sauce to the tofu and mix well.
Add the crumbled tofu to the mushroom and cover the frying pan (you may need to add some water if the mushrooms are dry). Leave it all to heat up.
In the meantime, pour some boiling water onto the tomatoes and leave them immersed for a few minutes. This will help the skin come off easily. Then remove the skin and cut the tomatoes into small pieces.
When the ingredients in the pan are hot, add the tomatoes and some frozen peas (no need to defrost them) and cover for a few minutes.
The noodles should be ready by now, strain and pour some cold water onto them (it prevents the noodles from sticking), strain well and put them a large mixing bowl. Add a tablespoon of sesame oil to them and mix well, they will be less sticky and have a great flavour. It’s best to be stingy with this beautiful oil. It adds magic and the taste is strong. Not a fan of strong flavours? Use some avocado oil instead.
Finally, add the mixture from the frying pan to the noodles in the mixing bowl, mix well and taste. You may need to add some more soy sauce.
Voila, your dinner is ready! If you want to impress your guests, serve with some cashew nuts (but it is also delicious without them).
And do let me know how you enjoyed it!