15-minute noodle supper

15-minute noodle supper

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(13 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins


Serves 4
A tasty and easy noodle dish with flaked smoked mackerel and soy sauce

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal663
  • fat39g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs54g
  • sugars0.1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein28g
  • salt4g
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  • 250g pack of medium rice noodles
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • small knob of fresh root ginger, grated
  • ½ cucumber, halved then sliced
  • bunch of spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • handful of coriander leaves
  • 4 peppered smoked mackerel fillets, broken into large flakes


  1. Boil a kettle of water and tip the noodles into a large heatproof bowl. Cover them with boiling water and leave for 5 mins. Meanwhile, mix the soy sauce with the garlic, ginger and 3 tbsp of water to make a dressing. Drain the noodles, rinse under the cold tap, then drain them again. Tip into a bowl and toss in the cucumber, spring onions, half the coriander and half the dressing. Top each portion of noodles with mackerel, drizzle the remaining dressing over and sprinkle with the rest of the coriander. Serve.

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5th Dec, 2015
Just made this, substituting the mackerel for minute steak and adding some sliced chestnut mushrooms. Like some of the others here, I found it ok but not mind-blowing. I think the main problem was that I think it would taste better hot as a stir fry, as opposed to the more salad-like dish I presume the creator imagined. There also seemed to be far too much for just two people, especially the quantity of noodles. The dressing provided a decent flavour, though. Next time, I think I'll substitute the cucumber with courgette and stir fry it with the spring onions before mixing them in to the noodles. I'll also reduce the amount of noodles to 150g and not bother to carry out the cold rinse.
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19th Mar, 2013
Was a bit disappointed... Was just ok.
16th Feb, 2013
I did this in a wok and used peas and spinach instead of cucumber and spring onion - it was delicious and something i will definately make again. A hit with the whole family, including my 23 month old!!
21st Jan, 2013
I was really looking forward to trying this, however it wasn't as nice as i thought it might've been. Really easy to make though. x
16th Jun, 2012
This is great. Made 500ml stock and added tin of baby tomatoes threw in 1/2 tea spoon chilli same in ginger. Lovely
29th Feb, 2012
very good and simple idea, my 5 year old loves it too! :)
24th Nov, 2011
very tasty, I used wholemeal noodles!
26th Jan, 2011
I added the lime and chilli as suggested but substituted the cucumber for spinach. Really tasty and simple to prepare!
12th Jul, 2009
Delicious!! Very easy and quick to prepare, no unusual ingredients required. Will definately make this again.
1st Mar, 2008
The first time I made this, I light fried prawns and scallops, instead of smoked mackerel because the supermarket sold out on smoked mackerel. The result was divine! The second time I made this, I used smoked salmon (again, could not find smoked mackerel) but the resulting taste was not good.


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