This Nigerian noodles with seafood prepared with spices and mixed seafood is deliciously spicy, with a hint of creamy sweetness from coconut milk. It takes everyday noodles from boring to exciting!
Ramen noodles is very popular in Nigeria; and Indomie is the oldest and most popular brand. Indomie noodles’ popularity is due to the fact, that it is, quick, easy to prepare; and kids love it. It is also Nigeria’s equivalent of cup noodles for university students and has become a popular street food with roadside vendors serving it up with fried egg and vegetables.
The trouble with the Nigerian Indomie noodles is that it gets eaten so frequently by certain groups of people (i.e. Children take it to school in their packed lunch every day etc) that it becomes monotonous. It is also made from refined wheat flour, which should be consumed in moderation.
This spicy Indomie recipe with mixed seafood is to inspire you to be creative when you prepare noodles. Add a lot of vegetables to make it more nutritious and cook it with additional ingredients to make it more enjoyable. My Nigerian noodles with seafood is easy to prepare. I would say the most difficult part is preparing the vegetables. It is so full of flavour and colours from the vegetables and the seafood mix.
Feel free to add whatever vegetables or protein you have to this Nigerian noodles recipe. It is a good fridge clean out meal for the end of the week and will be enjoyed by both adults and children alike. It is great for an easy meal and great as packed lunch too.
How To Make Nigerian Noodles With Seafood
The salt content in the Nigerian Indomie noodles flavour sachet is quite high, I tend to use half per pack. If I am making noodles stir-fry, then I don’t use it at all. Whichever way you prepare noodles, you do not need additional salt.
The focus of this recipe is on Nigerian Indomie noodles because I know how much it is loved and eaten by Nigerians, both home and abroad. However, you can make it with any ramen or egg noodles.
Finally, I used already cooked seafood mix for this recipe; hence why the cooking time is short. If you are using raw products, you should cook the seafood in with the liquid before adding the noodles and vegetables.
Nigerian Noodles with Seafood
- ½ cup Coconut milk
- 2 cloves Garlic chopped
- 1 teaspoon Grated ginger
- 6 Bird eye chilli chopped (or other hot peppers)
- 140 g Noodles
- 1 Bell Pepper Sliced
- ½ cup Green Beans Sliced
- 1 medium Carrot Grated
- 1 cup Mixed Seafood
- 3 stalks Spring Onions chopped
- Bring frozen mixed seafood out to thaw at least 30 mins before cooking.
- Prepare the vegetables.
- Pour the milk in a pan on the hob. Add a cup of water.
- Pour in the garlic, ginger and peppers. Add 1 of the enclosed noodle flavour sachet.
- Allow to roll boil for around 5 mins.
- Add the noodles, vegetables and the mixed seafood.
- Cover the pan and allow to cook for 2 minutes. Stir the content of the pan; add spring onions, then cover again.
- Leave for around 1-3 minutes (depending on how soft you like you noodles). Remove from heat.
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