Noodles are oriental spaghetti generally based on rice flour, or buckwheat, with and without egg, which may look like spaghetti in appearance, but in reality they have a very different texture and flavor. You can buy them fresh or dried and you can choose them thin or robust.
You can find them in all supermarkets and in ethnic product stores.
They are very versatile and lend themselves to many preparations.
They are excellent with vegetables, broth, meat and fish.
The final touch, however, what makes them truly special is the exotic ingredient which can be a particular spice or peanut butter.
This is to say that yes, you could also season them with a simple tomato sauce, but they would lose their nature.
We therefore want to recommend 5 easy ways to prepare them at home.
Organize an ethnic dinner with friends and amaze them with a dish that will take you to travel with your mind to distant destinations.
The only difficulty could be finding some ingredients, but we have tried to make the recipes available to everyone.
Noodles with vegetables
Cook the knobs in boiling salted water for the cooking time indicated on the package. If they are dry they will cook more, if they are much less fresh. In a wok or in a non-stick pan, sauté courgettes, carrots and onion cut in julienne or in small pieces anyway. Use light and fragrant seed oil and not olive oil. Leave the vegetables very crunchy and finish stir-frying with the drained noodles and a little soy sauce.
Noodles with peanut butter
A truly original and very tasty recipe for palates more used to ethnic flavors. As always, cook the noodles separately and then once drained, season them with a sauce prepared with two tablespoons of peanut butter, a tablespoon of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of hot water, a tablespoon of lime juice and complete with a grated of lemon zest and chives.
Noodles with chicken
A complete meat and vegetable dish that children will love too.
You have to toss a spring onion, courgettes and carrots in a wok together with a chicken breast cut into strips. Cook over a high heat without stewing the vegetables. Almost at the end of cooking add the cooked and drained noodles and a beaten egg. Stir quickly adding also soy sauce and complete with a few slices of lime.
The recipe is similar to the previous one only that instead of chicken you have to use shelled shrimp and intestines (the black thread on the back). To make the dish even tastier you can cook prawns and chicken together and add lime juice which gives an extra boost to the already decided taste.
Noodles with coconut soup
A slightly more complex recipe, but only because there are many ingredients.
The flavor is extraordinary, especially if you love bold combinations.
In a pan, heat a clove of garlic with seed oil and brown chicken nuggets with green curry paste. Then add some coconut milk and plenty of chicken broth and soy sauce and cook the soup for about 15 minutes. At the end of cooking add some curry powder, lime juice and a pinch of salt. Cook the noodles separately and then dip them in this chicken and coconut soup and serve hot.
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