Big Curry Noodle Pot

 

Deliciously messy and soul comforting. What more could you ask from a recipe?! 

Curry is wonderfully versatile. Most curry dishes are soup or stew-like, and just like soups and stews, they can have any range of flavors. Curry is simply a blend of spices. You can buy the spices already blended, and the brand of the spice will bring its own unique flavor. Or, you can make your own curry blend.  

I’m still working on training my noise and taste buds to make my own curry, so this recipe takes advantage of pre-mixed red curry paste, which contains red chili pepper, garlic, lemongrass, Thai ginger, salt, shallots, lime, and other spices. The pre-mixed curry pastes and powders can save you a lot of time. Plus adding just a teaspoon or two to a recipe can bring it from bland to wow. 

 

 

This curry dish is sweet and not spicy at all. The wide udon noodles are chewy and slop up the broth wonderfully. The curry broth is creamy from the coconut milk. The tofu adds some protein to make this curry more of a main dish. Although, if you don’t like tofu or don’t do soy, you could replace it with some seitan, garbanzo beans, or other protein of your liking. Don’t skip on the garnishes; the peanuts especially add a fantastic crunch.

Big Curry Noodle Pot
Serves 4
Wide udon noodles swim in a sweet coconut curry broth.
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Total Time
25 min
Total Time
25 min
627 calories
59 g
16 g
37 g
21 g
24 g
433 g
969 g
7 g
0 g
10 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
433g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 627
Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g
57%
Saturated Fat 24g
120%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 16mg
5%
Sodium 969mg
40%
Total Carbohydrates 59g
20%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 21g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
30%
Calcium
21%
Iron
38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 8 ounces wide udon noodles
  2. 2 tablespoons clarified butter
  3. 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  4. 1 onion, chopped
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons red curry paste
  6. 12 ounces extra-firm tofu
  7. 1 14 ounce can coconut milk
  8. 2 cups vegetable broth
  9. 2 teaspoons turmeric
  10. 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  11. 1 tablespoon sugar
  12. 1 lime, juiced
Garnishes
  1. Peanuts, shallots, cilantro
Instructions
  1. Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Add the noodles and cook until tender (about 8 minutes). Drain, rinse, and set aside.
  2. While the noodles are cooking, make the soup. Heat the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, onion, and curry paste; stir to distribute the paste. Cook until fragrant, about two minutes.
  3. Chop tofu into small bite-size chunks. The shape and size of the tofu is your preference. I prefer 1/4 inch cubes. Add the tofu to the saucepan and stir to coat with the curry paste.
  4. Stir in the coconut milk, broth, turmeric, soy sauce, and sugar. Bring to a simmer and let cook gently for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat. Stir in the lime juice and add the noodles.
  6. To serve, use tongs to gently place some noodles into a bowl. Top the noodles with a ladle or two of the broth. Garnish with peanuts, slivered shallots, and minced cilantro.
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calories
627
fat
37g
protein
21g
carbs
59g
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Adapted from Super Natural Cooking
Craving Sustenance http://www.cravingsustenance.com/

 

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