I couldn’t help feeling a bit like a dick when I served this up in our tent with a glass of shiraz and linen napkins (kidding about the napkins). The 3-person family next door staying in a 2-man tent were eating spaghetti and tomato sauce from a billy. But then this is what out tent looked like:
So we weren’t exactly roughin’ it. That doesn’t change the fact that these noodles were awesome.
Camp-style soba noodles (serves 2)
- 90g soba noodles
- Dash olive oil
- 250g button mushrooms, sliced (mixed asian mushrooms would be even better, but we were camping)
- 3 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
- Big handful snowpeas, topped, tailed and snapped into halves
- 1/2 bag baby spinach, roughly chopped (or 2 blocks (~60g) frozen spinach – trust me, the stuff’s not as bad as it looks)
- 1/2tsp sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp peanut oil
- 1tbsp soy sauce
- 1tbsp lime juice
- 1/2tsp chilli (or more if you’re a badass)
- Prepare noodles according to packet instructions.
- Heat olive oil and saute mushrooms until well browned and smelling mushroomy.
- Add garlic and saute for a few more seconds.
- Add dressing and snowpeas and stir-fry until snowpeas are bright green.
- Add the spinach and drained noodles and stir fry until spinach is just wilted (if using frozen, add with garlic instead so it defrosts).