Quick noodles with creamy smoked salmon & courgettes

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Ingredients

Serves 2

 

  • 160g brown rice noodles
  • 120g smoked salmon, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 75ml white wine
  • 75ml double cream
  • 1 courgette, grated on the large grate
  • A pinch of Maldon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Large bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped

 

You will need a kettle and a large frying pan.

Timings

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

Quick noodles with creamy smoked salmon & courgettes

A rich, decadent and delicious lunch or dinner… although it’s not really that decadent as you use brown rice noodles and strips of smoked salmon. The decadence here is in the cream (which is also what gives it the exquisite creamy-like-pasta feel.) What is it about cream, mustard, lemon, noodles and parsley that is so heavenly? I think it’s in the balance between the richness of the cream, the acidity of the lemon, the sharpness of the mustard and the bitter freshness of the parsley. The smoked salmon adds a saltyness that you can only get from smoked salmon. I like that it takes 10 minutes too.

Method

First, fill the kettle with water and boil.

Place the rice noodles in a large bowl and cover completely with water to steam for 5 minutes (or follow the packet’s instructions.)

Meanwhile, make the sauce. Heat the rapeseed oil in a large frying pan and add the onions.

SautΓ©e the onions for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time. Add the garlic and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Add the wine and let it boil. Cook and reduce for 3 minutes until the wine has part evaporated.

Add the cream and bring to the boil.

Add the grated courgettes, smoked salmon strips, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and parsley.

Stir well and let it bubble for 1 minute.

Drain the rice noodles and add them to the sauce. Mix together well using a pair of tongs.

Taste for seasoning and add more lemon, mustard, salt, pepper or cream as necessary.

Eat immediately whilst piping hot.

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If you are gluten-free or suffer from IBS then brown rice noodles are a brilliant substitute for pasta. They will leave you feeling energised but not bloated. And it also helps that you don’t feel deprived… as everyoneΒ needs a bowl of noodles once in a while.”

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