From zingy salads to warming broths, they’re a tasty, quick-fix way to spice up midweek meals.
Wasabi, avocado and noodle salad with sesame-coated salmon
Wasabi isn’t just an accompaniment to sushi. It also adds great flavour to dressings.
Mango and rice noodle salad with crab
Crab might be a treat, but a little goes a long way in this full-flavoured salad – with sweet mango balancing sharply dressed noodles.
Chinese-style shredded duck, clementine and noodle salad
Supermarket ‘fakeaway’ cheats never tasted so good.
Peanut butter pumpkin curry with crispy noodles
This is great for entertaining – add some jasmine or basmati rice to serve, if you like.
Fish finger katsu udon
Posh fish fingers make for a fab cheat’s katsu. Batch-cook plenty of the sauce so you always have a great dinner in the freezer.
Brilliant beef pho
Once you’ve mastered the basic recipe, this herb-topped classic can be tweaked according to your tastes – try adding fresh chilli and lime juice.
Satay chicken noodle salad
You can save time by using straight-to-wok rice noodles. Microwaving them first will help them to absorb the dressing, but don’t add the mint until they’ve cooled down.
Miso fried greens with udon noodles
To up the protein you could add tofu or black beans in with the vegetables.
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Our recipes are from Pimp Your Noodles by Sarah Cook, which is published by Seven Dials, price £9.99. To order a copy for £8.49 until 7 March, go to mailshop.co.uk/books or call 020 3308 9193. Free p&p on orders over £15.