These Spicy Asian Noodles are the perfect side dish to accompany any Asian-themed meal. Packed full of flavour with a bit of a kick, these noodles are peppered with toasted sesame seeds for added crunch. Although the ingredient list may seem a bit intimidating, these Spicy Asian Noodles hardly take any time at all to whip up.
You won’t believe how long this blog post has taken me to write. I’ve managed to catch some sort of horrible cold bug and can’t concentrate on anything for more than a few minutes. I can’t even follow basic TV show story lines right now!
I needed something to help clear up my sinuses before they exploded – I’m sure that wouldn’t really have happened, but you never know! I always used to grab a portion of crispy chilli beef from my favourite Chinese shop when I felt like this, but I couldn’t drag myself up and hunt for the take-out menu to find the number, let alone actually get myself to the restaurant.
Instead, I decided to make something that would be easy on my throat and help me breathe a little better. I boiled some noodles and grabbed a load of spices out of the cupboard that I thought would work well together. Fortunately, these flavours worked brilliantly together and I could breathe almost normally for around an hour! This recipe makes two portions of yummy, sinus-clearing noodles.
1tbsp sesame seeds
1tsp sesame oil
1/2tsp cayenne pepper
1tsp ground coriander
1/4tsp ground ginger
1/2tsp mixed spice
1/4tsp ground garlic
2tbsp soy sauce
1. Boil the noodles according to the instructions on the packet and toast the sesame seeds in a frying pan over a medium heat until golden brown – this should take around 10 minutes. When the seeds are toasted, remove them from the heat and leave to one side.
2. In another pan, heat the sesame oil and add all the spices. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring regularly.
3. Add the water, soy sauce and honey. Mix well and leave to simmer for around 5 minutes.
4. Drain the cooked noodles and add them to the sauce in the frying pan. Stir so that all the noodles are well-coated and leave for 5 minutes.
5. Toss the noodles with the sesame seeds and serve.