I found an easy noodle dish recently that is likely to become a regular summer dish.
Easy, quick, versatile, and tasty. Excellent!
Called Noodle Salad, this recipe came from Nourish Magazine but this is my adaptation based on what I had available. You could serve it hot or cold (cold is great on a hot summer's day). Add some shredded meat if you want. I didn't bother. It tasted fine without it. Use some gluten free pasta for a GF variation.
Cook 1 packet of egg noodles as per directions (usually 250-300g of noodles, in 4 clumps in the packet so you are using the whole lot). To cook noodles, you usually want a large quantity of boiling, salted water. After cooking, drain these and rinse with cold water. Cut them up with a pair of sizzors otherwise you probably won't get them into a bowl!
1 spring onion
Handful of cherry or small tomatoes
2 stalks celery
1 red or orange capsicum
Heat on stove (so it melts together):
1/3 cup tomato sauce
1/3 cup sweet chilli sauce
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 cm piece of root ginger
3 cloves garlic
3 Tblspns brown sugar
1 Tblspn fish sauce
Mix it all together.
Add some fresh herbs or green leaves (spinach, lettuce, chives, parsley, corriander) or some shredded chicken, or pre-cooked prawns. You could also add peas, corn, snowpeas, or beans.
We are officially into summer now and the weather seems to agree, so I'm trying to make more meals that require little cooking time and are lighter to eat. This one's a winner.
Do you find your meals change with the seasons?
We were finding it so hot this past week, we even moved the outdoor table and chairs under the trees and ate our dinner outside! I'm looking forward to more outdoor meals, just as soon as we get some fine weather again.