5 noodle recipes
Noodles form the bases of many great recipes. Their varying shapes, sizes, textures and ingredients lend them to endless meal ideas and dishes -- whether it's Thai, Chinese, Indian or good ol' Chicken Noodle Soup.
From egg noodles and ramen noodles to Thai noodles -- try the following seven noodle recipes for delicious ways to reinvent your favourite meals!
1. Thai Glass Noodle Salad
This colourful salad makes an excellent accompaniment to a Thai meal of grilled chicken, pork or fish with rice. It also works well on a buffet or picnic table.
2. Firecracker Noodle Salad
This recipe has "firecracker" in the title for a reason, but if you want a milder taste, you can reduce the sambal olek (an Indonesian chili sauce available at most grocery stores) and ginger by half and substitute green pepper for the cubanelle.
3. Curry Beef Noodles
You can use any prepared Indian curry paste for these noodles; hot Madras curry paste is an excellent choice. Serve with pappadams on the side, and fresh lime wedges to squeeze over the noodles.
4. Cold Rice Noodles with Spicy Sesame Sauce
Wild or brown rice noodles have a wonderful al dente texture perfect for serving cold, but you can substitute other noodles, preferably whole grain, if you like.
5. Mushroom Miso Soup with Noodles
Use barley, brown rice or dark miso for the best flavour in this easy-to-make Japanese-style soup with noodles.