Stir-Fried Sesame Green Tea Noodle Salad
Green Tea Noodles is a recipe I've perfected over time with a desire to bring together my love for noodles and the soothing properties of green tea. Being an ardent fan of Asian cuisine, I wanted to share this elegant but easy-to-prepare dish that boasts of a unique blend of flavours. Great for those light lunch sessions or when you need a comforting dinner plate, these noodles are vibrant, nutritious, and loaded with health benefits due to green tea infusion.
- 200 g Green Tea Noodles
- 2 tbls olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 finely chopped medium onion
- 1 medium Carrot, julienned
- 1 medium Red Bell Pepper, julienned
- 1 medium Green Bell Pepper, julienned
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- Salt, to taste
- 2 ports of brewed Green Tea, cold
- 1 tbl Sesame seeds (for garnish)
Start by boiling the green tea noodles as per instructions on the packet, but use the brewed green tea instead of plain water. This infuses the noodles with a delicate, earthy flavor of green tea.
While the noodles are cooking, heat the olive oil on medium flame in a wok. Add the chopped garlic and onion, sauté until the onion becomes translucent. Do not rush this process as slow cooking gently extracts the flavors.
Once the onions are sautéed, add the julienned carrots along with the red and green bell peppers. Stir-fry these until the veggies acquire a slight crunch, which usually takes 5-7 minutes.
Now drain your noodles and add them to the wok, carefully ensuring no noodle breakage occurs. Toss them gently with the veggies.
Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, and salt according to taste. Mix the noodles gently but thoroughly until all the ingredients are well combined. Keep the heat on low during this mixing, as high heat may cause the noodles to stick to the wok.
Remove from the heat and serve hot, garnished with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.