Gochujang Chilli Oil Noodles

Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
0:20 m

Looking for a spicy midweek dinner that's ready in 20 minutes? Well look no further than our stunning Gochujang Chilli Oil Noodles.

Gochujang seems to be absolutely everywhere right now, which is great news for us because it's one of the best ingredients around. Packed full of savoury, sweet, and spicy fermented flavours, it's the perfect fit for these silky noodles. Not everything good needs to be complicated, and these guys definitely aren't. Simple and delicious.

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For the noodles

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To serve

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Before you start

Microplane or garlic crush | Mortar and pestle | Small saucepan | Pan of boiling water

Prepare the veg

  • Slice the spring onions thinly and peel the garlic.

Prepare noodle aromatics

  • In a small pan, toast the sesame seeds on a medium to low heat until fragrant.
  • In a mortar and pestle, grind the sesame seeds until almost a powder.
  • Grate the garlic and add to the sesame seeds, then add the chilli flakes, sugar, rice wine vinegar, gochujang, peanut butter and a pinch salt.

Heat the oil

  • In a small saucepan, heat the oil until sizzling.
  • Once hot, pour it into the mortar and carefully stir everything together so that you have a smooth sauce.

Prepare noodles

  • Cook the noodles according to instructions on the pack.

Time to serve

  • Transfer the cooked noodles to a bowl, then smother them in your sauce, add a generous splash of boiling water for extra creaminess.
  • Stir through the sliced spring onions, saving some for garnish.
  • Finish with chopped roasted peanuts, your reserved spring onions and edamame if you like.
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