Who’s for noodles? Recipes from the Pimp Your Noodles cookbook

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.

wasabi salmon noodle salad
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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.

mango and crab rice noodle salad
Andrew Hayes-Watkins

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Chinese-style shredded duck, clementine and noodle salad

Supermarket ‘fakeaway’ cheats never tasted so good.

shredded duck noodle salad
Andrew Hayes-Watkins

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Peanut butter pumpkin curry with crispy noodles

This is great for entertaining – add some jasmine or basmati rice to serve, if you like.

peanut butter pumpkin curry
Andrew Hayes-Watkins

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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.

fish finger katsu udon
Andrew Hayes-Watkins

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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.

beef pho
Andrew Hayes-Watkins

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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.

satay chicken noodle salad
Andrew Hayes-Watkins

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Miso fried greens with udon noodles

To up the protein you could add tofu or black beans in with the vegetables.

miso greens and udon noodles
Andrew Hayes-Watkins

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Pimp Your Noodles
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.