Chilled green tea noodles

Chilled green tea noodles

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Feel Good Food
Serves
4
Photographer
Chris Chen

This is a summertime lifesaver for those days when you’re hungry but don’t really want to cook. I use the hardier Japanese-style noodles because they can handle the acidic marinade and still taste great the following day.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
125g green tea noodles
1/2 carrot, cut into fine matchsticks
100g snow peas, trimmed
1/4 red onion, finely sliced
1/2 cucumber, finely sliced
1 small handful mint leaves

Dressing

Quantity Ingredient
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest, finely grated
2 tablespoons ginger juice, (see note)
1 teaspoon mirin
1 teaspoon brown rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon shoyu
1 teaspoon dark roasted sesame oil

Method

  1. Prepare the noodles using the ‘shock’ method (see note). Drain and rinse under cold running water, then drain again and set aside.
  2. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil and blanch the carrots and snow peas, in separate batches, for about 2 minutes each, or until tender but still firm. Refresh the vegetables immediately under cold running water, then drain again. Slice the snow peas in half lengthways.
  3. To make the dressing, whisk the ingredients in a bowl then pour over the cooked noodles. Add the carrot and snow pea with the onion and cucumber and toss to combine.
  4. Allow the noodles to marinate in the dressing for at least 30 minutes in the fridge, then serve with the mint on top.

Note

  • Grate an 8 cm knob of ginger, place in a muslin cloth (cheesecloth) and squeeze out the juice.

Note

  • To prepare noodles with the 'shock' method, bring a large saucepan of water to the boil, drop in the noodles, stir them and quickly add a cup of cold water to ‘shock’ them. Repeat this method of ‘shocking’ up to three times and then check the noodle for doneness. The noodle is ready when cooked through but still firm. Refresh the noodles under cold running water if they are to be used later and add a teaspoon of sesame oil so they don’t stick together.
Tags:
healthy
wholefoods
diet
low-fat
low fat
SBS
simple
easy
weeknight
midweek
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