We found some very fun looking noodles at a Korean supermarket a few weeks ago, so we brought them home and started pondering what we wanted to use them for. While perusing our tea drawer earlier in the day that we made this, we saw some Matcha Powder, and everything came together from there. Knowing we wanted a matcha based sauce for our noodles, we grabbed a can of coconut milk as the base for our sauce and some chili paste to add a little heat to the party. We then went to the fridge and grabbed the veggies we had on hand and some chicken breast and got cooking!
This dish was a big winner with my family, and I had a great time stumping them with my favourite dinnertime game: “Guess the Ingredients.” They did pretty well, but the matcha powder stumped them…until I gave them a hint by singing an adapted version of “Macho Man” by the Village People.
Time: 30 Minutes
- Protein of your Choice. We used chicken, but tofu, shrimp, and beef would all be great.
- Veggies of your Choice. We used Carrots, Mushrooms, and Zucchini…but red peppers, onions, or broccoli would be good too.
- Asian noodles
- Coconut Milk
- Matcha Powder
- Korean Chili Paste or Sriracha (if you want a bit of heat built into your sauce)
- Bring a pot of water to a boil for your noodles. If you start heating water before you prep your meat and veggies, it will be ready when you need it to be.
- Slice your veggies that take a little longer to cook (carrots, onions, broccoli, garlic, etc.), and add them to a hot pan with some avocado oil.
- Slice your veggies that cook quicker (mushrooms, zucchini, bell peppers, etc.), and set aside.
- Slice your protein thinly, and add it to your veggie pan. Cook to brown.
- Add the rest of your veggies, and allow them to soften as the rest of your ingredients finish.
- Place your noodles into your boiling water, and cook until soft.
- Squirt some of your chili paste into your protein/veggie pan, and stir to combine. Then, pour in your can of coconut milk, and sprinkle in a tablespoon or two of matcha powder. Stir to combine, and bring to a simmer.
- When your noodles finish, drain the water, and add them to your main pan. Stir to combine.
- Plate, devour, and enjoy!