Curried Coconut Bean Thread Noodles

Don’t be daunted by the list of ingredients used here; it all comes together quickly, as the idea is to cook everything as briefly as possible. Enveloped in plenty of coconut milk, this dish of noodles and vegetables becomes quite luscious.

Serves: 4 to 6

  • 4 ounces bean thread noodles
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • One 14- to 15-ounce can light coconut milk
  • One 15-ounce can baby corn
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into eighths lengthwise, then into 2-inch strips
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into narrow 2-inch strips
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms, optional
  • 3 scallions, cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 2 teaspoons good-quality curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Thai red curry paste, or more to taste,
    dissolved in a little hot water
  • Salt to taste

Cover the noodles with boiling water in a heatproof container. Cover and let stand for 6 to 8 minutes, or according to package directions, until al dente. Drain, rinse briefly with cool water, then use kitchen shears or a sharp knife to cut here and there into shorter lengths.

While the noodles are soaking, heat the oil in a stir-fry pan. Add the garlic and sauté over medium-low heat until golden.

Add the remaining ingredients except salt; bring to a rapid simmer, then lower the heat and simmer gently for 3 minutes.

Add the cooked noodles and season with salt. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes, until the noodles have absorbed much of the coconut milk, then serve.

Nutrition Information:
Per serving: 220 calories; 10g fat; 310mg sodium; 33g carbs; 4g fiber; 2g protein

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