Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Easy Noodle Soup

I really like this very quick noodle soup. It's hot, sour, sweet and salty. Really kick-starts the taste buds. It's also pretty healthy, with no oil, only water.

What You Need:

1 1/2 pints water (3 cups)
1 block of any dry noodles (usually come in packs of 2 blocks, 150g each)
frozen peas (handful)
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp - 1tbsp sweet chilli dipping sauce (add according to how hot you like it)
1tsp nam-pla (fish sauce)
fresh cooked prawns (handful)

What You Do:

  • Get the water boiling in a saucepan
  • add all ingredients, apart from the cooked prawns
  • gently boil until the noodles are done, usually this is around 4-5 mins.
  • remove from the heat and add the prawns

And that really is it! Obviously this is a pretty un-developed recipe, solely designed to be quick, easy and pretty healthy. There are endless ways you could tweak it. Other things you could add include:

Or anything that you like the taste of and that can be boiled in 5 or so minutes. What i find with recipes like this is that it really does not matter if you put things in that don't traditionally go together. If you've got it in the freezer or cupboard and you like the taste of it, then experiment a bit.

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