Noodles are super versatile and well…a super fun food! They make you slurp, chew and twist, your fork, like mad to create noodle nests, which you will happily gobble up in one go. So thinking of this whole noodle eating ritual, I thought I would add a bit more colour to my noodle dish by replacing them with zucchinis (courgettes). The end result was especially fresh and yummy, and I can see these types of noodles making their way into future dishes so keep your eye open for some more zucchini goodness. In the meantime, give this one a go and tell me what you think!
Ingredients for 2 portions:
2 large courgettes
1 chicken breast cut into cubes
2 tbsp. of toasted sesame oil
100g shiitake mushrooms
Handful of beansprouts
4 stems of asparagus
2 bell peppers cleaned and sliced
½ lime juice
Every dish starts with the prep and for this one is super simple. So, start by slicing your shiitake mushrooms, your bell peppers and cutting your asparagus into small chunks.
Once that is done you can move onto making your ZOODLES. Wash your courgettes and cut off the ends. Then, with a wide potato peeler start shaving the courgette with a straight motion. Shave the courgettes until you are left with a long square core that holds all the watery seeds.
Now take the shavings and start cutting them lengthwise to shape your noodles. They should look somewhat like this:
Next, place your wok on the hob and heat your toasted sesame oil. Add the zoodles and cook for around 2-3 minutes on medium to high temperature, making sure you turn them as they cook.
When they are done they should be fairly soft but still have a crunch to them. Take them out the wok and place them on kitchen towels to get all the excess moisture out.
Now add a bit more oil and start cooking the chicken cubes. This will take around 10-15 minutes. When the chicken is almost cooked, add in the vegetables and the king prawns and cook for 5 minutes on high heat while stirring occasionally.
To this mix, toss in the zoodles and cook for an additional 3 minutes until everything is warm all the way through. Now you can plate up and garnish with coriander and lime juice.
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