Spicy Noodles

by Sarah Barnes

Spicy noodles are the love of my life, sorry husband it’s true. I love spicy noodles so much I once opened a restaurant entirely devoted to my amore. There are so many ways to create a great noodle dish to suit your preference, the possibilities are endless. Spicy, sweet, tangy, garlicky throw some fresh herbs on top and you have a serious party for your mouth and everyone wants to be your friend. This dish is so simple it takes about 15 minutes from start to finish.

Serves 2 super hungry crazy noodle people or 4 nice people that like to share

Ingredients

  • 2-5 Birds eye chili. 2 being mild to 5 being hot.  You can go crazy and use more but don’t say I didn’t warn you!
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 1 bunch green onion
  • 1 bunch Thai basil
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 3 lb ground pork
  • ¼ cup light soy
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 4 dollops fish sauce
  • 3 package udon noodles
  • Sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • Salt to taste

Soak udon noodles in hot water and set aside. Cut white ends of green onion into inch size pieces set green part aside for later. Smash garlic and chilis together into a paste. If you don’t own a pestle and mortar by now it is time to invest. However, a fine dice will do the trick. Heat a wok or large frying pan, add oil and garlic chili paste and onion pieces and cook on high heat for 30 seconds. Sprinkle with salt to avoid burning garlic. Brown pork and cook through. Add soy sauce and vinegar and throw in some fish sauce. Now its time to add the noodles. Toss all together and cook for about 3 minutes.

Serve with more fresh herbs than you think necessary and thinly sliced green onion. Get some sesame seeds on there and the time has arrived for noodle love.