Deliciously spicy with hints of basil, these Spicy Basil Noodles are an amazing addition to your dinner table. Try them tonight!
Recipe Contributor – Woon.Heng
Spicy Basil Noodles are packed with nutrients. As well as being a delicious and beautiful dish, it’s super healthy too!
Do you know the health benefits of garlic? It’s been said garlic may help lower high blood pressure and elevated blood cholesterol. Garlic may help prevent or fight certain cancers. It has antiviral and antibacterial properties which help prevent and fight infections. And garlic may alleviate nasal congestion.
Herbalists and folk healers have used garlic for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptian healers prescribed it to build physical strength, the Greeks used it as a laxative, and the Chinese traditionally used it to lower blood pressure.
Are you familiar with butter lettuce? Butter lettuce is known for loose, round-shaped heads of tender, sweet leaves and a mild flavor. It’s often sold with the roots still attached to preserve freshness.
And did you know that the soy in tofu, volume for volume, contains more protein than beef, more calcium than milk, more lecithin than eggs, and more iron than beef? Gotta love tofu!
All these wonderful nutrients in a delicious bowl of noodles. This dish definitely needs to be on your recipe bucket list.
Spicy Basil Noodles
- 2 servings of dried noodles of your choice (I used Wu-Mu dried noodles)
- 1 pack firm tofu, drained and mashed
- 1/4 cup fresh Thai basil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
- 1 tbsp stir fry sauce
- 1 tbsp Vegan 'fish' sauce
- 2 tbsp coconut amino
- few Thai chili for 🌶️
- shredded butter lettuce
- sesame oil
- salt to taste
- Cook noodles based on package instructions.
- In the meantime, pan fry mashed tofu in a heated pan with no oil until golden brown (this gives tofu a chewier texture), push aside.
- Then, add 3 teaspoons sesame oil and sauté garlic until fragrant. Stir in 'fish' sauce, coconut amino, Thai chili, basil and cook for 2 minutes until tofu absorbs all the sauce, turn off heat.
- At this time, your noodles should be done, drain well and add noodles to the tofu mixture.
- Drizzle dark soy sauce, stir fry sauce and toss noodles using a tong and chopsticks until well combined.
- Serve warm with butter lettuce, slurp away 😆
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