Today the news is full of something that could well have the potential to devastate Britain – a possible Marmite shortage. Unfortunately for some, there is no substitute (unless you count that not-dissimilar Australian product), but it IS possible to create an alternative to another favourite item that might also be affected – the humble Pot Noodle. In fact, we think noodle lovers should look on these events as an opportunity to explore some more nutritious, and dare we say it, tastier, options, so here are a few ways in which you could recreate your own Pot Noodle alternatives at home, some more gastronomic than others…
Combining Other Ready Meal Options
Of course, there are plenty of other noodle-type options on the market, and most of them can be prepared in a matter of minutes. But if you’re craving the very particularly British combination of that classic Asian staple with flavours you might find in your mid-week supper, then may we suggest combining dry noodles with instant soup mix? And if that doesn’t sound like an inviting prospect, then let us remind you that those noodles in a pot are pretty much exactly that, and that you can stock up on the essential ingredients required using Sainsburys voucher codes.
Back to Basics
The beauty of noodles when they’re not combined with dry soup mix is that they are very good at taking on flavour. So why not eat them with some of the things they’re supposed to go with? There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a snack of noodles seasoned with soy sauce or sweet chilli sauce. And yes, pot noodles are supposed to be a snack rather than an actual meal. So can we also suggest stocking up on some of these basics when completing your next order using Morrisons discount vouchers.
Talking of meals, if you do have a tendency to reach for the pot of noodles when pushed for time (understandable in today’s busy world), then may we recommend some more nutritious options that actually involved cooking some fresh ingredients available from all your favourite food sources including Asda promo codes? But don’t panic – these don’t take long to prepare at all. One of the greatest food creations we have at our fingertips (or on our supermarket shelves), are packets of pre-cooked noodles. All you have to do is heat them through in your sauce, and too make said sauce requires minimum effort. You can fry some garlic along with some chopped onion or spring onion, add some curry powder (as well as ham or prawns if you like that sort of thing) and cook everything until soft. Pour in half a tin of coconut milk and bring the boil, letting it thicken slightly. Season with soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce and a squeeze of lime juice, then toss in those noodles and heat through. Of course, you can add pretty much anything you want (sticking to the spirit of the original Pot Noodle),but if you want a bit more vegetable content in there for health reasons, feel free to throw in some peas and/or corn too.
We’ll have to wait and see whether this Pot Noodle and Marmite shortage scare turns out to be a big old fuss about nothing or an actual national crisis, but in the meantime, you have to admit, cooking up some tastier noodles sounds like quite a tempting prospect, right?
By Anna Scott, 13th October 2016