For those of you wondering what the hell zoodles are: zucchini-noodles. Makes sense, right? It’s a gluten free and healthier version of regular noodles. And very tasty, too! Today I show you how to pair them beautifully with beef, mushrooms, bell pepper and shallot in a ketjap manis sauce.
Noodles are not an unhealthy ingredient, but if your stomach reacts strongly to wheat products it’s nice to have some alternatives like zoodles. You can eat them like you would normally eat noodles, I love the flavour they add! If you cook them for only 4 minutes they still have a nice bite.
I love finding ways to add more vegetables to my dishes. I try to make good choices in terms of food, as I read more and more often that we eat way too little vegetables and fruits and way too much other ingredients like meat and bread and potatoes. I loved beef with this dish, but feel free to swap it out for chicken or turkey.
Zoodles with vegetables and beef in ketjap manis sauce
Even though you swap the regular noodles for an extra vegetable it’s still very filling. We had enough leftover for me to eat as lunch the next day!
- Shallot, 1 piece
- Garlic, 1 clove
- Mushrooms, 250g (Chestnut)
- Bell pepper, 1 piece
- Beef, 300g in pieces
- Zucchini, 2 pieces
- Ketjap Manis (soy sauce)
- Salt and pepper
- Slice the shallot and chop up the garlic. Add this to a frying pan with some oil. Cook on medium heat, while stirring often.
- Slice the mushrooms and add them to the pan. Cook this for around 4 minutes while dicing the bell pepper.
- Add the bell pepper and let this simmer for a few minutes. Add soy sauce to taste. I used 2 spoonfuls. Season with salt and pepper.
- Make noodles out of the zucchinis by first slicing them and then slicing the slices. Boil them in hot water for 4-6 minutes.
- Season the beef and toss this in the pan with vegetables. I like them cooked medium so for me cooking for 3 minutes would be enough.
- Drain the zucchini and place some on a plate. Top with the vegetable-beef mixture and serve!
- If you don't like soy sauce you can use sweet chilli sauce instead.
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