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Garlic Noodles | RecipeTin Eats


These terribly scrumptious, but easy Garlic Noodles are a fusion Asian dish made well-known by Thanh Lengthy restaurant in San Francisco, by way of Kenji Lopez-Alt. Prime with a fried egg and greens for a fast meal. Additionally makes a superb Asian facet dish for “something”!

Bowl of Garlic Noodles with fried egg and broccolini

Garlic noodles

That is one more instance of a superb fusion Asian dish that brings collectively Asian and Western substances to create one thing extremely tasty. Massive garlic flavours – with a secret ingredient: parmesan. Sure, you learn that proper! Parmesan. Combined with Asian sauces (oyster, fish sauce and Maggi seasoning or soy sauce) and a stack of garlic, it provides a punch of savoury flavour when it melts into the sauce. And it goes amazingly properly with the Asian flavours!

Freshly cooked Garlic noodles

Substances in Garlic Noodles

Right here’s what it’s essential make Garlic Noodles. There are many noodle choices however my favorite are ramen / noodles truffles, as pictured beneath.

Ingredients in Garlic noodles
  • Noodles – As talked about above, this recipe will be made with any noodles, dried or recent (from fridge). Even spaghetti – there’s loads of recipes that use pasta!! However my favorite are ramen / noodles truffles, like these pictured above. The wrinkly nature of these noodles simply makes the sauce cling higher.

    As for spaghetti – it really works and tastes advantageous, however pasta doesn’t have the identical chew that noodles do. I’d nonetheless plough forward if I solely had pasta although!

  • Garlic – Tons. We want 2 entire tablespoons of finely minced garlic. The garlic flavour is unmissable on this!

  • Fish sauce – The savoury sauce that’s bought extra layers of flavour than soy sauce. Although, if you happen to don’t have it, soy sauce will be substituted. Use mild or all-purpose soy sauce, not darkish soy sauce (too robust). Extra on completely different soy sauce sorts right here.

  • Maggi Seasoning is a savoury Asian sauce, I consider it like soy sauce + an Asian Worcestershire sauce. Discover it within the Asian aisle of huge grocery shops (Coles, Woolies) or Asian shops. It’s a sauce utilized in South East Asia that’s like soy sauce sauce however with extra flavour. It’s used for noodles, stir fries and it’s additionally the key ingredient in Banh Mi Sauce.

    Substitute with soy sauce (mild or all-purpose, not darkish soy). Although be aware if you happen to substitute each the fish sauce and Maggie Seasoning you’ll begin shedding flavour on this dish. 🙂

Maggi Seasoning
Maggi Seasoning – consider it like soy sauce, however with extra flavour!
  • Parmesan – The “secret ingredient” that provides a punch of savoury flavour and saltiness! There’s refined parmesan flavour within the dish, it’s not the dominant flavour.

    Make sure you finely shred the parmesan utilizing a microplane or related so it melts seamlessly into the sauce. When you use retailer purchased pre-grated (sandy kind or advantageous batons) it gained’t soften as properly. But when that’s all you’ve bought, I’d nonetheless make this!

  • Butter, not oil. Tastier!

  • Inexperienced onion for freshness.


make Garlic Noodles

Within the video, you’ll see me boil the noodles then make the sauce utilizing the identical saucepan. It really works advantageous as a result of the sauce barely takes a minute to make. However generally, I’ll get the sauce going whereas the noodles are boiling then toss it collectively in a pan. Do what works for you. 🙂

  1. Reserve noodles water – Cook dinner the noodles per packet instructions. Simply earlier than draining, scoop out a mugful of the cooking water (that is to make the sauce later). Take at the least 1/2 cup or extra – you want 1/4 cup for the recipe plus further simply in case.

  2. Drain the noodles then go away within the colander when you make the sauce (it’s barely a minute).

How to cook Garlic noodles
  1. Sauté garlic – In the identical saucepan, soften the butter then sauté the garlic for 30 seconds or till it smells ridiculously good.

  2. Sauce – Add the fish sauce, Maggi seasoning, Oyster sauce and 1/4 cup reserved noodle cooking water. Stir to mix the sauce substances, there’s no must simmer or prepare dinner it.

    The noodle cooking water is what makes the sauce – the starch within the water helps thicken the sauce so it clings to the noodles.

  3. Noodles & parmesan – Add the noodles and parmesan then toss for 30 seconds or till the sauce is coating the noodles somewhat than pooling on the backside of the saucepan. The parmesan will soften seamlessly into the sauce. The noodles ought to be slick and free. If it will get sticky and thick (as a result of the warmth is just too excessive / tossed for longer than wanted), simply add a splash of noodle cooking water to loosen it up!

  4. Toss by means of inexperienced onion then serve instantly!

Tongs picking up freshly cooked Garlic noodles

To serve

Make a fast meal out of those garlic noodles by including a fried egg or slices of boiled egg, plus a facet of greens. Pictured on the high is broccolini which I boiled with the noodles then tossed with Asian Sesame Dressing (which you all the time have within the fridge, proper!).

In any other case, that is actually the right facet dish that can go together with “any” Asian mains that wants a starchy facet. I see…..Sticky Chinese language Wings, Chinese language BBQ Pork, Chinese language BBQ Hen, Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Steaks, Golden Turmeric Fish or Asian Glazed Barramundi! I’m positive you’re visualising many different choices. 🙂 Inform me what you see! – Nagi x


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Bowl of Garlic Noodles with fried egg and broccolini

Garlic Noodles

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Recipe video above. Fast & straightforward, it is a fusion Asian dish made well-known by Thanh Lengthy restaurant in San Francisco, by way of Kenji Lopez-Alt. Massive garlic flavours and Asian sauces are mixed with parmesan which provides it an additional savoury punch. Makes these noodles lip smackingly good! Add a fried egg and broccolini cooked with the noodles for a fast meal. Or function a facet with any Asian meal!

Directions

  • Noodles – Cook dinner the noodles in a big saucepan per packet instructions. Scoop out ~1/2 cup cooking water. Pressure noodles and put aside.

  • Sauce – Soften butter in the identical saucepan over medium warmth. Add garlic and prepare dinner, stirring till smooth. Add oyster sauce, fish sauce, Maggi seasoning and 1/4 cup cooking water. Stir to mix.

  • Toss – Add cooked noodles, parmesan and inexperienced onion. Toss till the noodles are all coated, and the sauce just isn’t pooled within the backside of the saucepan. Add extra cooking water 1 tbsp on the time, if wanted to loosen the noodles.

  • Serve instantly!

  • Serving suggestion: fried egg and broccolini cooked with the noodles*, tossed with Asian Sesame Dressing you all the time have in your fridge. 🙂* Broccolini takes about 3 minutes, so put it into the water earlier than/after/with the noodles relying on the noodle cooking time.

Recipe Notes:

Recipe tailored from Kenji Lopez-Alt from his cookbook The Wok.
1. Noodles – I like this finest with ramen noodles / noodle truffles ie wrinkly, as a result of the garlic bits and sauce clings higher. Recent egg noodles (ie from fridge part, yellow) are a detailed second – thick or skinny (like hokkien, lo mein), use 220g/8oz – or dried egg noodles (quantity per recipe).
Angel hair pasta or spaghetti may also be used (quantity per recipe) however I choose noodles as pasta doesn’t have the identical “chew” as noodles. If I solely had pasta, I’d nonetheless make this! Rice noodles additionally works however texture is completely different.
2. Fish sauce will give one of the best savoury flavour right here (doesn’t style fishy!) however will be substituted with soy sauce (mild or all-purpose, not darkish soy).
3. Maggi Seasoning is a savoury Asian sauce, I consider it like soy sauce + an Asian Worcestershire sauce. Discover it within the Asian aisle of huge grocery shops (Coles, Woolies) or Asian shops. Staple sauce in South East Asia! Sub with soy sauce (mild or all-purpose, not darkish soy).
4. Cooking water – That is what creates the sauce that coats the noodles. The starch within the water helps thicken the sauce.
5. Freshly grated parmesan required for easy soften that disappears into the noodles. Retailer purchased sandy or finely shredded grated gained’t soften as completely but when that’s all you’ve bought, do it!
6. Leftovers will maintain for 3 days within the fridge, loosen with a contact of water.
Diet per serving, assuming 2 servings.

Diet Data:

Energy: 450cal (23%)Carbohydrates: 45g (15%)Protein: 14g (28%)Fats: 25g (38%)Saturated Fats: 14g (88%)Polyunsaturated Fats: 2gMonounsaturated Fats: 9gTrans Fats: 0.5gLdl cholesterol: 41mg (14%)Sodium: 2535mg (110%)Potassium: 243mg (7%)Fiber: 2g (8%)Sugar: 2g (2%)Vitamin A: 607IU (12%)Vitamin C: 5mg (6%)Calcium: 203mg (20%)Iron: 3mg (17%)

Extra fast noodle recipes to attempt!

Purchase an enormous bag of noodle truffles so you can also make these with the leftover noodles:


Lifetime of Dozer

I returned yesterday from an extended overdue however sadly very brief journey to Tokyo for household causes. Dozer was, as all the time, despatched to the golden retriever boarder’s place for his personal vacation. She sends me each day updates. Right here he’s on the seashore, trying far too blissful regardless of being separated from me. I’m positive he’s weeping on the within. 😂



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