In cooking, timing is everything! It is a dance to make sure that all things are done roasting, toasting, boiling, broiling, cooling, crisping, or whisking all at the same time so your meal is PERFECT! I found that creating this curry noodle bowl recipe had a couple of elements of “mindful” timing but nothing that isn’t forgiving. I may have left my veggies in the oven a little too long, but the broth was hot and spicy and noodles were perfectly cooked (which only happens in my kitchen half the time!)
Please enjoy this recipe and know that you can always use different variants to this sauce as it’s tasty and satisfying with almost any vegetables or ingredients you enjoy in your curry.
CURRY NOODLE BOWL
1 large head broccoli – cut into florets
2 c. cauliflower – cut into florets
1 c. sliced mushrooms
Tofu – 8 oz cut into cubes
1 T. oil
1 T. Soy Sauce
2 T. minced shallots
1 T. minced ginger
2 cloves garlic minced
1 T. red curry paste
1 T. coconut oil
1.5 c. coconut milk
1 c. chicken stock
2 T. fish sauce
1 T. soy sauce
2 T. sugar
Optional garnishes – Green onion, sesame seeds, peanuts, or siracha!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss vegetables and tofu with oil and soy sauce and lay them out on a pan for a quick roasting in the oven for 15-20 min. Turn over 10 minutes into roasting.
Prepare to get your noodles boiled and ready while your veggies and tofu are finishing up in the oven.
While you get the water boiling in a pot, melt coconut oil in a separate pot you’ll be making your sauce in. Add shallots, garlic, and ginger and saute for one minute. Add curry paste and stir until the aroma is released which just takes a minute or two. Add your liquid mixture along with the sugar, stir and bring to a boil. Let simmer for a minute and turn off.
The noodles should be strained and to be added to your individual serving bowls. The veggies and tofu should be done and removed from the oven. Add them to your noodle bowls and ladle your curry sauce over the top.
Top with your favorite garnishes with a squirt of siracha and get ready for a delicious bowl of spicy comfort food!
Tracey Bartel – Agent and Spicy Bowl Fan