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Noodles with Tofu & Roasted Sesame Squash

April 13, 2018

 

I la la love noodles! They are so simple and you can pretty much add any veggies to them, so they're perfect for a student budget! I like to use Ginger, Garlic and Chilli as they are so fresh and fiery and work well as a base for most Asian dishes. The flavours really compliment each other and you don't really need to add much else! I've never had Butternut Squash with Noodles before but it worked really well roasted and sprinkled with Sesame Seeds.

 

Serves 1

 

You will need:

 

1/3 of a Chilli

3 cloves of Garlic

1/2 a thumb sized piece of Ginger

2 tspn of Soy Sauce/ Liquid or Coconut Aminos

1/2 a Lemon (Juice)

100ml of Water

1/4 of a block of Tofu (I used Cauldron's Marinated Tofu)

a handful of chopped Butternut Squash (approx. 1/4)

1 tspn of Sesame Seeds

1 tbsn of Cashew Nuts

1  Noodle nest

2 tbsp. of Sesame/ Coconut oil

a handful of fresh Coriander (optional)

 

Equipment:

1 roasting tray

1 flat roasting tray

1 frying pan

1 medium pan

1 sharp knife

1 chopping board

1 peeler (for Ginger)

 

Method:

 

Preheat the oven to 180c Gas Mark 5 with 

Add a drizzle of oil to baking tray  and place in the oven to preheat 

Peel and deseed your squash (scooping out the insides)  then chop into small chunks 

Remove roasting tray from oven and add Squash, coat in oil and place in over and cook for around 20 minutes  until golden and crispy

Meanwhile peel and grate Ginger and Garlic and  chop and deseed the Chilli and add to frying plan with a splash of oil and sauté for a few minutes on low/med heat

Then add 2 tspn of Soy Sauce/alternative and gradually add the water when the pan gets too dry

Open the oven to check the Squash, give the tray a shake & add a sprinkle of Sesame Seeds

Chop your Tofu add to the frying pan, turn up to medium heat and stir every 30 seconds- fry for around 10 minutes making sure all sides of the tofu is cooked

Boil the kettle then add Noodles to a pan with the boiling Water

Meanwhile take the Cashews, break in half and place on flat roasting tray add to the oven and toast for 5 minutes

Remove Squash and Cashews from oven when cooked

Drain noodles and add half a Lemon's juice to the noodles then mix in the Tofu and a pinch of salt

Add some Water to the frying pan to deglaze and pour into the Noodles

Top the Noodles with Squash, toasted Cashews

 

Annnd there you have it, a very simple and delicious Noodle recipe !

 

Enjoy x

 

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