My kids both love family style meals where the food is placed in the centre of the table and they can make up their own plates. These noodle baskets were a huge hit and they are a great vehicle for encouraging children to eat more veggies. I simply present the baskets on a large sharing platter with a range of cut up vegetables and a delicious peanut sauce to accompany them.
I use fresh noodles and mix them with a little soy sauce, egg, sesame oil and spring onion. I then fill muffin trays with the mixture making sure I push the noodles down in the centre and up around the sides to form baskets.
I allow them to cook until they are golden and crunchy around the edges. I find kids love crunchy textures and these fit the bill perfectly.
The vegetables and proteins you serve along side them is up to you. I like to add a range of colours but basically use whatever I have available in the fridge or freezer. I have used raw vegetables here but cooked vegetables work great too. We love this peanut sauce with them but it will work well with a range of sauces to suit taste buds.
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Noodle Baskets with a Peanut Sauce
- 350 g Fresh Noodles
- 1 Egg
- 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 medium Spring Onion
- 1/3 cup (90g) Peanut Butter
- 1/3 cup 80ml Hot Water
- 1 Juice of 1 lime
- 1 tbsp Soy sauce
- Pre heat oven to 190c / 375F and lightly grease muffin trays (makes 18 muffins)
- In a mixing bowl add the noodles, seasame oil, spring onion, soy sauce and egg. Mix until the noodles are fully coated.
- Equally divide the mixture between 18 muffin sections. Push the noodles down at the bottom and up around the sides.
- Bake for 20 min or until golden and crispy
- To a mixing bowl add all the ingredients and stir until combined.