Create your own, tasty, yet healthy pot noodle
Ah. The good old pot noodle. All you students eat them, right? Add in some boiling water and voila… you’re a Jamie Oliver wannabe in the making. Aren’t you bored of the stereotypes though? What if you could create your own, tasty, yet healthy pot noodle which you weren’t just eating as some kind of pseudo poverty inducing last resort? The version we suggest you try at Liberty Living is not only fresh, it’s zesty, vibrant and full of authentic Thai flavours. Just add water… and a few other delicious bits, too.
• Vegetable stock (750ml)
• Chunk of fresh ginger
• ½ red chilli
• 3 cloves of garlic
• 1 stick of lemon grass
• 2 Kaffir lime leaves
• Handful of button mushrooms
• Two bunches of rice noodles
• Raw king prawns (150g)
• 2 tbsp fish sauce
• 1 lime
• 1 pak choi
• Bunch of fresh coriander
• Couple of spring onions
How to cook:
• Make up the vegetable stock using boiling water and a stock cube if you don’t have fresh (let’s face it… most students don’t!)
• Peel and finely chop or grate the garlic, ginger and chilli. Chopping is probably easier!
• Fry the three in a shot of vegetable oil in the bottom of a large pan for 1 minute or so to release their flavours and aromas.
• Pour in the warmed vegetable stock and bring to a gentle simmer.
• Bruise (this basically means squish) the lemon grass with the back of a knife and add to the soup with the lime leaves.
• Slice the mushrooms thinly and add these to the simmering stock.
• Mix the noodles, fish sauce and juice of the lime, stir well and simmer for about 3 minutes.
• Add the prawns and stir through with the pak choi, coriander and spring onions, simmering for just a minute or so more.
• Splash in a tad of coconut milk as you serve if you prefer (optional).
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Posted on 18th November 2015 by Claire Louise Sheridan.
Claire Louise Sheridan lives and works in Peterborough. She recently graduated with a degree in English and Communication Studies from the University of Liverpool.