Whoa, Nelly, these babies are spicy with a capital S! (Don't kiss anyone who doesn't want their lips to burn for a bit!) They are slurpy, garlicky, nutty, and spiked with heat. If you like spicy food you HAVE to try these.
Need a protein to round it out? Definitely grill up some garlicky chicken or shrimp. Or just do sauteed veggies. Hot Chili Noodles are promising to become your new addiction!
For even more heat add freshly grated ginger to the sauce.
Notes: Soy sauce is low-sodium. Neutral oil is grapeseed by Grapeola. I get it here!
HOT CHILI NOODLES
Ingredients: 8 oz. flat rice noodles, 3 tbsp. neutral oil, 3 large cloves garlic-minced, 1 tbsp. red chili flakes, 1 1/2 tbsp. soy sauce, 3 tsp. rice vinegar, 1 tsp. sugar or honey, a pinch of salt, 1 tbsp. sesame seeds, 1 sliced green onion.
1. Bring a deep saucepan of water to a boil. Tip in noodles and remove from heat. (Noodles take only about 4-5 minutes to cook!) Drain.
2. Meanwhile, in the bottom of a wok or deep skillet, heat 2 tbsp. of oil and garlic together over medium-high heat, until you can smell the garlic--about 45 seconds.
3. Add chili flakes, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar and salt. Whisk and heat through until sauce is just starting to bubble. Turn heat to low.
3. Tip all of the noodles into the wok. Stir to coat in the sauce, using the remaining 1 tbsp. oil to help, if needed. Taste for preference (see tips below). Serve immediately with sesame seeds and green onion scattered over top.
Tips: If you want the noodles sweeter and/or less spicy, add 1/2-1 teaspoon more sugar or honey. Need more salt? Add another 1-2 teaspoons of soy sauce.