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Banh Mi Noodles

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This recipe for Banh Mi Noodles from More Quick-Fix Vegan is  one of my favorites from the book.  I simply can’t resist the flavors of that seductive Vietnamese sandwich in whatever form it takes.  Over the years, in addition to making the traditional sandwich, I’ve done banh mi interpretations in a deconstructed salad, a wrap, crostini, and even a pizza. Now, all the flavors of my favorite sandwich get tossed with noodles!
Thanks to Zsu Dever for the great photo.  Now, here’s that noodle recipe.

Banh Mi Inspired Noodles
From More Quick-Fix Vegan by Robin Robertson (c) 2014, Andrews McMeel Publishing.
Serves 4
8 ounces rice noodles or linguine
2 large carrots, peeled and coarsely shredded
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1/3 cup chopped scallions
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
2 teaspoons natural sugar
1 tablespoon neutral vegetable oil
8 ounces extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into thin strips
1/3 cup hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons water
1 to 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
3 to 4 tablespoons crushed roasted peanuts

Cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain well and return to the pot. Add the carrots, cucumber, scallions, ginger, cilantro, vinegar, sesame oil, and sugar. Toss to combine and set aside.
Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the tofu and stir-fry quickly to brown it on all sides.
In a small bowl, combine the hoisin, soy sauce, water, and sriracha, stirring to blend. Pour the sauce mixture onto the tofu and stir-fry 2 minutes longer.
Combine the tofu mixture and the cooked noodle mixture and stir-fry until heated through, about 2 minutes longer. Serve hot, sprinkled with the peanuts.

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I hope you enjoy this recipe from More Quick-Fix Vegan.

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  • The Peace Patch January 28, 2014, 3:39 pm

    So happy the Banh Mi won…a spicy mountain of noodles would be a perfect warm up on this deepfreeze day! Many thanks! :)

    • Robin January 28, 2014, 6:10 pm

      I’m glad you’re glad! I love spicy noodles anytime, but I agree, they’re especially good on a cold day!

  • Nick January 28, 2014, 9:01 pm

    This is getting made pronto. Glad there’e no daikon. I can’t find that shizz.

  • Corrin Radd March 1, 2014, 8:09 pm

    Made this today and the family loved it, thanks!

    • Robin March 14, 2014, 9:53 am

      Glad your family enjoyed it, Corrin.

  • Natalie Tamara March 10, 2014, 8:42 am

    This looks so fresh and delicious. I haven’t eaten Vietnamese food since I was there a good few years ago… it must be about time so I’ll be making this soon :)

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