Quick Veggie Noodle Stir-Fry Recipe | Abel & Cole

Quick Veggie Noodle Stir-Fry

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Quick Veggie Noodle Stir-Fry

An easy-peasy peanutty noodle stir-fry, packed with savoury crisp-fried tofu, tender mushrooms and sweet organic veg, flashed in a pan with an oodle of noodles and a sweet-spicy tamari and chilli sauce.


  • 125g pad Thai noodles
  • 1 leek
  • 1 carrot
  • 190g marinated tofu
  • 200g chestnut mushrooms
  • 35g blanched peanuts
  • 1 chilli
  • 50g tamari
  • 1 tbsp vegan fischy sauce
  • 1 tbsp coconut plam sugar or demerara sugar

Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 15 mins

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1. Fill a medium pan with water, cover and bring to the boil. Add the pad Thai noodles to the boiling water, then simmer for 3-4 mins, till soft. Drain the noodles, rinse them with cold water, then drizzle over 1 tbsp oil and gently toss to lightly coat in the oil. Set to one side.
2. While the noodles cook, trim the roots and woody greens off the leek. Halve it, rinse out any grit and finely slice it. Trim and thinly slice the carrot (no need to peel it). Tear the mushrooms into small pieces. Pat the tofu dry, then chop or tear it into chunks – they don't have to be the same size.
3. Pop a deep frying pan or wok on a medium-high heat and tip in the peanuts. Toast for 2-4 mins, shaking the pan regularly till the nuts are golden. Tip them onto a chopping board and set aside to cool.
4. Set the pan back on the heat and pour in 1 tbsp oil. Add the tofu and fry for 5 mins, turning occasionally, till golden and crisp.
5. While the tofu cooks, finely chop the chilli, halving it and flicking out the white pith if you prefer less heat. Scoop the chilli into a bowl and stir in the tamari, 1 tbsp fischy sauce and 1 tbsp sugar.
6. When the tofu has fried for 5 mins, add the leek, carrot and mushrooms to the pan. Stir-fry for 5-6 mins till the veg have softened but still have a bit of bite. Meanwhile, roughly chop the peanuts.
7. When the veg have cooked for 5-6 mins, add the noodles to the pan along with the chilli and tamari mixture and half the peanuts. Toss everything together to warm the noodles through. Taste and add a pinch of salt, if you think it needs it.
8. Divide the noodles and veg between a couple of bowls. Top with the remaining peanuts to serve.
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