- 100g ramen noodles
- 100g green beans, halved
- 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
- juice 1 lime
The same shape, but smaller than…
- 1 tbsp chilli sauce
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 250g turkey mince
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 6 spring onions, sliced diagonally
Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…
Boil the noodles following pack instructions, adding the green beans for the final 2 mins. Drain and set aside.
In a small bowl, mix together the hoisin, lime juice and chilli sauce. In a wok or frying pan, heat the oil, then fry the mince until nicely browned. Add the garlic and fry for 1 min more. Stir in the hoisin mixture and cook for a few mins more until sticky. Finally, stir in the noodles, beans and half the spring onions to heat through. Scatter over the remaining spring onions to serve.
Use up hoisin sauce: Chinese grilled aubergines
Cut 1 large aubergine into 4-6 thick slices. Mix 3 tbsp hoisin sauce with 1 tbsp vegetable oil and 1 tbsp sesame seeds. Brush over the aubergine slices. Grill under a really hot grill, turning and brushing with more sauce, until tender. Eat with rice and salad.
Use up hoisin sauce: Hoisin chicken wrap
Spread 1 large soft tortilla with 1-2 tbsp hoisin sauce. Pile on shredded cooked chicken, 1 chopped spring onion and thinly sliced cucumber. Roll up to eat.
Use up hoisin sauce: Sticky chicken wings
Mix 3 tbsp hoisin sauce, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp dark soy sauce and 2 tbsp vegetable oil. Toss with 12-16 chicken wings, then spread in a baking tray and roast for 30-40 mins at 180C/160C fan/ gas 4 until sticky and cooked through.