Updated: Jul 12, 2020
As winter rolls in, my feet and hands start freezing. Literally! Do you know what I am talking about? This is when I also start craving some spicy food that can be cooked in a jiffy. I mean my feet are freezing, so I am not going to stand forever and cook. haha!
Noodle during the winter is always so enticing and maybe one of the few things I like about winter!! The hints of red chilli and the warmth of freshly cracked pepper is warming and reminds of Sri lanka and my travels around Asia. I somehow have always travelled to Asia when it is monsoon and it is amazing how I connect these flavours with winter. It actually does warm your soul!! This version of my Peppery Beef Noodles is like a quick 2 minute noodle version, but elevated to a gourmet status with a few simple ingredients and only 15 minutes of your time! It is easily reheated and you can have a few variations.
Peppery Beef Singaporean Noodles
Prep and cooking time : 15 minutes
500 gms beef mince
1 packet of Singapore noodles (servings for 4)
1 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 tbsp seasme oil
1 and 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 red onion
2-3 cloves of garlic
4 tsp freshly ground pepper
Salt to taste
Slice onions thinly, followed by shallots, chilli and garlic. Set aside. Boil noodles according to packet instructions. Set aside.
In a wok on low heat, add seasme and vegetable oil. Add onions and garlic, then add 2.5 tsp of pepper and mix well. Saute for around 3 minutes. Add beef mince, mix well and cook for 5 minutes, stirring a few times. Add chilli and another tsp of pepper. Then add sauce mixiture, mix well and add salt to taste.
Add noodles and mix well. To finish it off, add shallots and mix well for a few seconds. Plate it with some extra chlli on the top.
Add chicken mince if you are not a fan of red meat. You can also add some deep fried tofu to make it vegetarian.
Add some vegetables to make it extra crunchy.
HOW EASY WAS THAT! Make it ! Eat it and then sleep it off! Only way to spend winter!