Curry-Spiced Noodles

  • CherylT Posted: 02/01/11
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    My husband and I enjoyed this recipe's flavors but prefer much less heat. I was surprised at how hot the recipe turned out considering I didn't add any hot peppers. The curry paste is really spicy and I will cut the amount in 1/2 next time I make it. We liked it so much that we cleaned our plates even though it was too hot for us. I added a squeeze of lime juice to mine which calmed things down a bit.

  • jarnolduf Posted: 02/24/11
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    This was delicious! My husband and I both went back for seconds and my one year old also liked it. I couldn't find lemongrass at my grocery store, so I used some grated lemon rind instead. My family loves peanuts so I subbed roasted peanuts for the cashews. I will definitely make this again.

  • Joeboo Posted: 02/03/11
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    I really enjoyed this recipe. I used less curry paste then what it called for because my young kids don't like spicy foods. My girls ate it and I didn't think they would, so that was a happy surprise.

  • BookLadyMO Posted: 01/21/11
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    For the expense and effort involved (pre-julienne-cut peppers, shitake, and carrots may be easily available some places, but not in my part of the country), this was very disappointing. Flavor was boring, even after reducing the sauce far more than called for. I did substitute in some plain old white mushrooms for part of the shitake, but that was my only substitution. Too much effort for little payoff.

  • Jbrada Posted: 01/31/11
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    This was a Meatless Monday hit with our family (including our mushroom-hating children). It was labor intensive, but the flavor was worth the time it took to chop the veggies. We'll make this again soon!

  • kodonnell Posted: 03/14/11
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    I have made this twice now. Once with Udon noodles and the other with thin spaghetti. It is much better with the Udon. I added shrimp and used crimini mushrooms and extra spice. Total keeper...

  • LeShock Posted: 01/12/11
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    This recipe is definitely a keeper. I had to use green peppers for all the peppers because I was out of red/orange/yellow, and I didn't have any curry paste on hand so subbed 1 heaping Tbs of Sriracha sauce instead. It was delicious, although my husband thought there was a little too much heat. Next time I'll go easier on the Sriracha for his sake. This dish is also excellent when reheated the following day.

  • Reesie39 Posted: 01/10/11
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    Not a bad recipe for meatless Mondays but the family didn't think it was a keeper. I felt the sauce needed a bit of lime juice to brighten it a bit. My bell peppers were bitter so that influenced my review as well. My family does not care for bell peppers so I would decrease to one and add more mushrooms next time. I also added onions.

  • Soosh86 Posted: 01/16/11
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    Great flavor!This was a delicious, and fairly easy dinner that even my 8 and 11 year old, semi-picky kids liked. I added some chicken and I also used regular mushrooms. This will definetely be a repeat recipe.

  • jschmidt Posted: 03/05/11
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    Great. Not too spicy at all. Even my sister-in-law, who says she doesn't like spicy enjoyed it.

  • TheMomChef Posted: 02/27/11
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    We absolutely loved this dish. I doubled the batch for a group of guys who were helping a friend move and they ate every noodle. It was fantastic. Prep time is much longer than 20 minutes though. For a few review: http://www.takingonmagazines.com/2011/02/curry-spiced-noodles-from-cooking-light.html

  • MsBeasly Posted: 02/10/11
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    We love all of the individual ingredients, and enjoy spicy food, but nobody liked this dish. The only sub I made was yellow for green pepper and I forgot to buy cashews. It might benefit from more ginger, but I don't think I'll try it again.

  • ironspy Posted: 03/07/11
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    Delicious!! I loved this recipe, though I did add an extra tablespoon of curry paste to make it extra spicy. I also used yolk-less noodles instead of the udon. This one is definitely making it into my recipe box!

  • Kuenzi123 Posted: 05/19/11
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    This sounded really good and I generally love this style of food, but it was just pretty bland. And it was labor-intensive for something that was fairly unimpressive. I wouldn't make this again, but it could probably be good with some tweaks.

  • cookieamity Posted: 05/31/11
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    It was alright. I added shrimp to the mix as an added bonus, but felt the flavor was just alright. Probably won't make it again without tweaking it a little..

  • Sue0601 Posted: 10/02/11
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    I didn't think this was spicy enough so I added a little Sriracha sauce to my serving and it was fine. I had some lemongrass that I had frozen but it wasn't worth using and I threw it out. I used lemon zest instead although that isn't really Asian. I skipped the green bell pepper in favor of snow peas and shiitakes were too expensive so I used baby bellas. A ggod recipe made better with tweaks.

  • fairydragonstar Posted: 01/29/12
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    I liked this recipe...it could have been spicier however it was good as is and for people that do not eat spicy food a lot....I could not get udon noodles so used a whole grain thin spaghetti which worked well otherwise I made as instructed...I will say that you could easily substitute any vegetables you would like and it would taste great

  • al2nc25 Posted: 01/29/12
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    I followed the recipe exactly but added shrimp. I too found it extremely bland and not spicy enough.

  • IoneTaylor Posted: 06/21/12
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    This dish is missing something. It was bland and boring. Cayenne pepper or Madras curry powder or chicken broth instead of veggie broth might have helped, but I don't think that would have improved it enough. The prep work took a lot of time and wasn't worth the results. On the other hand, i enjoyed all of the fresh vegetables. And, it aways feels good to eat light and healthy.

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