I pulled out my cookbooks recently for some meal-planning inspiration and the result was these mushroom celery leek dan dan noodles. They’re simple, packed with flavour and seriously delicious. They’re also ready in no time making them perfect for a mid-week dinner!
I slightly tweaked the recipe from To Asia With Love
For the Dan Dan Sauce
- 2.5cm piece of ginger
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2tbs rice vinegar
- 2tbs soy sauce
- 2tbs chilli oil
- 1tsp sesame oil
- 3tbs tahini
- 2tsp sugar
For the Noodles
- 450g fresh udon noodles
- 3 celery stalks
- 1 leek
- 400g button mushrooms
- 1 garlic clove
- 1tbs sesame seeds
- Coriander leaves
- Spring onion
- Finely chop the ginger and garlic for the sauce and then whisk with the remaining sauce ingredients and 1tbs water. Set aside
- Cook the noodles according to packet instructions then drain and rinse under cold water
- Finely dice the celery and slice the leek in half lengthwise then finely slice
- Heat some oil in a large frying pan and then cook the celery and leek until softened
- Meanwhile, dice the mushrooms and mince the garlic
- Add to the frying pan and cook until the mushrooms release their liquid and then start to caramelise
- Season with salt and pepper then remove from the heat
- Add to noodles and sauce to the pan and toss to coat
- Top with sesame seeds, coriander and sliced spring onions and drizzle with chilli oil
That’s all there is to these mushroom celery leek dan dan noodles! They’re so easy to make but have so much delicious flavour from that creamy sauce. I like the thickness of udon noodles, but go with any noodles you prefer, I’m sure it will still be delicious!
If you have the cookbook I highly recommend you making the Everything Oil and using it as your chilli oil. It’s SO easy to make but absolutely packed with flavour and a good punch of heat. I have been drizzling it on everything since I made it – the name certainly doesn’t lie!
I found these mushroom celery leek dan dan noodles reheated pretty well over the next couple of nights which made me very happy indeed come dinner time. I definitely recommend you add them to your menu plan, you won’t be sorry about it!