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Gloriously Garlic Noodles


This is a dish that you can have on the table in 20 minutes or less. It has relatively simple ingredients that pack a ton of flavour. It's also open to a lot of variation. I like to serve it with shrimp as shown but really any protein will work, seafood being the fastest one to add. Also, feel free to play with the amount of garlic. The recipe that follows is on the extreme end of how much you want to put it in there. if you find garlic a little overpowering, or you have a dentist appointment the next day, maybe tone it down a bit.  

Gather the Good Stuff 

In regards to the sauce, you can be pretty loose with the quantities. If you like it a little saltier, use more soy sauce. If you like it a little hotter, add a little more cayenne. For the noodles, literally any noodles will do. I used the standard spaghetti but that's just because it is what I had on hand. 
  1. 2 Tbsp soy sauce - a shot of a thicker darker one is probably a good idea. if you use one that is too light you'll miss out a bit on the colour we are shooting for here 
  2. 2 Tbsp oyster sauce 
  3. 1.5 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 
  4. 1 tsp fish sauce 
  5. 1 tsp sesame oil 
  6. cayenne or red chili flakes to taste 
  7. 4 Tbsp butter 
  8. 6-8 cloves garlic - minced finely 
  9. 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese - grated 
  10. 2-3 sliced green onions - whites and greens separated 
  11. 200g or so noodles - or however many you need to serve 

Putting it all Together 

You need to move fast with this recipe so make sure your sauce is assembled before you start working with the heat.
1. Combine soy, oyster, fish sauce, Worcestershire and sesame oil in a small bowl and stir to mix 
2. Put a pot of water on to boil - no salt required, this gets pretty salty on its own 
3. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add the butter. Allow it to melt and come to temperature 
4. Add the whites from your onions and fry for 2-3 minutes
5. Add the garlic to the butter and onions and fry for another 2 minutes 
6. Pour the sauce into the pan and turn the heat down a pinch. Let it get to a gentle bubble and sprinkle in your cayenne if using 
6.  Put the sauce aside and add your noodles to the pot of now boiling water 
7. While waiting add a small amount of oil / butter to a clean pan and quickly stir fry your shrimp or crab
8. Once the noodles are cooked, using tongs, gentle fish them out of the water and add them to the pan. With each scoopful, mix them well in the sauce. Continue to combine until all your noodles have been added. 
9. Add your seafood to the noodles and mix (my wife isn't a huge shrimp fan so mine went in after she had been served) 
10. Garnish with green onions and serve! 


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