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An Asian inspired recipe that’s full of flavour and so easy to make. Fresh veggies in a rich, creamy, spicy Thai coconut sauce served with soft noodles for perfect weeknight comfort food!

“I’ve added the coconut drops because adding coconut milk doesn’t give it very much actual coconut flavour.  The coconut drops add a whole new level of deliciousness.  And I wanted to use vegan cream to give the sauce a really rich and silky texture.” – The Cook & Him


Roasted Broccoli:

  • 1 large head broccoli – broken into florets
  • 1 tblsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 10 drops Foodie Flavours Ginger
  • Salt and pepper

Coconut Curry Sauce:

  • 1 tblsp sesame oil
  • 1 onion – peeled and finely diced
  • 1 bell pepper – finely diced, core and seeds discarded
  • 4 tblsp Thai red curry paste
  • 4-5 cloves garlic – peeled and crushed
  • 1 cup (250ml) vegan cream
  • 15-20 drops Foodie Flavours Coconut
  • 1 tblsp liquid aminos or soy sauce
  • 3 tsp vegetable bouillon – or 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 1 tsp miso paste
  • 1 tsp maple or agave syrup
  • 2 large handfuls baby spinach
  • Salt and pepper

To serve:

  • Dried noodles
  • Toasted sesame seeds (optional)


Makes 8-10 slices

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 Fan / 200 C / 400 F / Gas 6
  2. Toss the broccoli florets with the oil, turmeric, ginger and a good pinch each of salt and pepper. Tip onto a baking tray and roast for 30-35 minutes until crisp and lightly charred
  3. For the sauce heat the sesame oil in a large frying pan and add the onion and pepper. Sauté for 1-2 minutes until just softened
  4. Stir in the garlic and Thai curry paste and cook for 1 minute
  5. Add the remaining ingredients for the sauce apart from the spinach, salt and pepper. When adding the coconut drops, start with the lesser amount, taste and add more for a stronger flavour
  6. Add 1 cup (250ml) water and bubble gently for 3-4 minutes
  7. Cook the noodles according to package instructions
  8. Stir the spinach and noodles into the sauce and stir to wilt the spinach. Taste and season with salt and pepper
  9. To serve put some of the noodles and sauce in a bowl and top with the roasted broccoli. Sprinkle over the toasted sesame seeds if using

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