I don’t know about you but I love noodles. Now it isn’t my go to food when thinking about what shall we eat tonight as the option gets drowned out with other choices in my planning stage, but and it is a big but, when I do actually have them I really, really love them. So why does this dilemma exist there is a food I love but my thoughts do not offer it up as a solution to the daily what shall we eat conundrum. Well as it turns out it’s all about ideas regarding the different ways of preparing them, how do I know this you may wonder, I have a little helper in my corner 🙂 Parragon books sent me a “Use Your Noodle” cookbook and I am very grateful.
This cookbook is packed with yummy recipes from all over the world covering different types of noodles.
The cookbooks’ contents are split into four main chapters:
A Bird in the Hand – covering all your bird based noodles recipe
From the Farm – covering farm meats like pork or lamb
From the Sea – this part is packed with recipes requiring prawns, cod, tuna and all the other lovely types of fish
Veg Out – the last chapter is for all veggie lovers out there
After reading just a few pages, how easy they are and how amazing they look and taste noodles are on my mind.
In addition to lots of recipes, like all Love Food cookbooks I have had the pleasure to read, “Use Your Noodle” also contains a lot of useful hints and tips. My favourite is the “know your noodle” part.
In just two pages is an easy to understand explanation about many different types of noodles covering such wonders as:
Soba – mainly made from buckwheat flour and did you know the most popular noodles in Japan.
Ramen – this wheat flour noodle is generally treated as a comfort food and used in a variety of broth-based recipes.
Udon – generally thick and white, made with semi whole-wheat flour; they are light and very easy to digest.
Rice – they are made from rice flour and these are my favourite 🙂
Egg – made with wheat flour, water and eggs – they cook fast and are idea as all-purpose noodles.
As I said above the cookbook is packed with a great selection of recipes. As you would expect from Parragon books all the recipes have a clear indication of both preparation and cook times as well as how many people it will serve. Every recipe has a clear ingredients list and easy to follow cooking instructions and best of all you can see a full colour picture of the final dish so you know what you are aiming for.
I have a few favourite picks from the book.
Chicken Noodle Soup
Udon Noodle Stir-Fry with Fish Cake & Ginger
So now when I am out shopping I am always on the hunt for new and exciting noodle options as I plan to get myself a nice selection of noodles to cook with.
Do you like noodles?
What’s your favourite noodle dish.
Food Heroes: Use Your Noodle
Published by Parragon Books Ltd in 2014
Part of Love Food
Number of pages: 128
Paperback; perfect bound
*I received this book for free from Parragon as a part of my Book Buddy pack.
**All pictures in this post are from “Use Your Noodle” cookbook.