Spicy Weeknight Noodles with Salami & Basil
I’m so excited about these new Weeknight Noodles with Salami & Basil! They are so delicious and deceivingly simple to make! I had so much fun in the kitchen with Made In’s Carbon Steel Wok putting this dish together. We’ve made so many times already because we cannot get enough of it in the nocrumbsleft kitchen!
How to Make Your Weeknight Noodles
For your weeknight noodles, you want to start with the perfect pan. A wok is great for easy, even cooking without worrying about making a mess. My favorite is the Made in Carbon Steel Wok. It’s lightweight, handles heat like a boss (up to 1200º!), and cooks so evenly. I love Cast Iron as much as the next person, but it can get heavy, hard to maneuver, and cannot handle nearly as much heat as Carbon Steel. With how easy this wok is to handle and cook with, it’s absolutely perfect for any weeknight dish.
In your wok, sauté up the salami and broccolini for a couple of minutes. In another small pan, heat your oil. Once the broccolini and salami are sautéed, add all other ingredients and get your noodles cooking in a pot of boiling water. When the oil is heated, carefully pour it over your ingredients in the wok. Add your noodles to the wok and use the walls of the wok to mix everything together well. After it is all combined, you are ready to eat and enjoy!
Tips for Your Weeknight Noodles
These weeknight noodles are easy to make, but they take a bit of finesse. Of course, because you are working with hot oil, be as careful and cautious as you can. Always slowly pour it and don’t leave it unattended!
For this recipe, it is important to think about timing. You want everything hot but not overcooked. So this is absolutely a dish where you want everything chopped and ready to go in the pan. You don’t want to cook the broccolini too long that it gets mushy, you don’t want your oil overheating, and you don’t want your noodles overdone! It’s a lot to manage, but just take a moment at the beginning to think through your plan. Make sure you know how long your noodles need in the pot, and have that water boiling before you do anything else! It takes a bit of forethought, but it’s absolutely worth it for the results.
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These Spicy Weeknight Noodles are perfect for an easy and delicious dinner! Make extra, because trust me these are addicting!
3/4 cup grapeseed oil, or your neutral oil of choice, divided
4 ounces broccolini, finely chopped
3 ounces thinly sliced beef salami, cut in matchsticks then separate them with your hands. Or use 3 ounces of baby cleaned and deveined shrimp.
1 pound of your noodle of choice, use rice noodles if doing gluten-free
4 tablespoons tamari
4 tablespoons coconut aminos
2 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons pressed garlic
2 tablespoons finely diced shallots
2 ½ teaspoons red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 to 2 ounces fresh basil, chopped
Made In Carbon Steel Wok
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
In a small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup of the oil to a low boil over medium high heat, 5 to 7 minutes.
TERI TIP: You can add a garlic clove at the beginning to determine when the oil is hot enough—the garlic clove will start to bubble.
Meanwhile, add the noodles to the boiling water. Follow the instructions from your noodle box for timing. Once boiled, drain and return to the pot. Set aside.
In a Made In wok, add ½ teaspoon grapeseed oil over medium-high heat. Add the broccolini and the salami and stir constantly until charred and fully cooked for about 2 minutes.
Reduce heat the to medium low and add the the tamari, coconut aminos, sugar, garlic, shallot, red pepper flakes, black pepper, green onions and basil. Carefully pour the hot oil from the saucepan over the vegetable mixture. Stir to combine.
Pour the hot oil and vegetables over the cooked noodles in the pot over low heat. Using two wooden spoons toss from the bottom to warm and coat the noodles completely. This will take a while, but it is definitely worth it!
Keywords: spicy noodles