June 5, 2009

Friday Feast: Noodles in Coconut Gravy

Since I was a bit lax about contacting the Friday Featured Blogger, I'm going to post a different Friday post this week. Nicole from Momtrends is running Friday Feasts, where you share a recipe or some cooking adventure from the week.

I'm sharing my recipe for Noodles in Coconut Gravy, a Thai-inspired dish that I make at least once a month.
It's an interesting take on comfort food, with a thick, spicy, nutty gravy over noodles.

As usual, I don't have a recipe per se, but I assemble some Thai-like ingredients to create the dish.
1 tsp peanut butter or sesame oil
Peanut oil or coconut oil for sauteing
1 can Lite Coconut Milk
Thai curry paste (I use red)
Soy sauce
1" piece of ginger root
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 package of firm tofu (you can use chicken)
1/2 bag of egg noodles (I use the whole wheat, yolk-less ones)
Veggies (I used red pepper and green beans here)

I start by grating the ginger, garlic and onions into the pan, and then adding a tablespoon of the curry paste. You can add more or less, depending on how hot you like it.
Before you start cooking this, put on a pot of water for the noodles. Then saute the garlic/ginger/onions in a tablespoon of peanut butter, peanut oil OR coconut oil.
Add the tofu and keep sauteing over medium heat. Once the tofu is heated, add the can of coconut milk, the veggies, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce (more or less to taste), and a drizzle of sesame oil. If you have basil handy, throw some of that in too. And also limes, which I didn't have. They add to that Thai flavor too.

Finally, add the cooked noodles and stir to combine. If it is a little thick, add a bit of water. This is what you'll get:
It was a little runny today, since I decided to cook the noodles in the sauce, so I had to add an extra can of coconut milk and some water. It thickened up a little bit as it cooled. Just shows you how not wanting to wash too many pots can have consequences.

Serve this with a sprinkle of coconut and side of pineapple and pretend your in a tropical locale.


  1. That looks so yummy! I will have to try it!

  2. Well it looks very pretty.

    Tell me, will Soren be raised a vegetarian? It was my intention to raise BoyX vegetarian, as I was at the time. Sadly, I let the pediatrician brow beat me into submission and making me feel like bad mom.

    I think it's a lot different today but just wondering...

  3. This looks so good and different. I bet my family would love it!

  4. Yummm, that sounds like it would be a big hit around here!

  5. Ooh, yum! I would suggest adding in a little Thai basil and/or cilantro, lime wedges and possibly toasted cashews for a little crunch... might need to make some for dinner, although I doubt the kids would eat it, sadly.

  6. Yum! We love Thai food and will have to try that. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. This looks awesome! The word "gravy" turns me off but if it said "coconut cream sauce" I would be appetized again.

  8. Nice work. The pineapples adds such visual appeal.

  9. That does look yummy! I should try it.

    ...and I'm admiring your skillet!


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