When there seems to be no end to the list of jobs that need doing in and outside the house the last thing you feel like doing is cooking.
The laundry needs to be taken out of the washing machine and hung up while a dirty bunch needs to be loaded. Thirty-two emails from antsy clients are awaiting you that need replying to urgently. The baby needs his nappy changing. The TV repair man is downstairs busy fixing the TV that little fingers had too much fun playing with. Invoices need issuing and another tonne of very boring but pressing admin tasks need doing. Then you remember you have nothing prepared for dinner tonight and despair sets in. No wonder people opt for ready-made meals and takeaways these days.
But before you drive to the shops or pick up the phone please consider this dish first. The beauty of the recipe is that it can be prepared in stages. Five minutes to concoct the marinade and dump the fish in. (Remember to place it in the fridge if you are planning to marinate it for longer than half an hour.) Do chore #45. Another five minutes to boil the noodles and let them cool at their leisure. Do chore #102. And by the time you want dinner, you can serve the meal in about 10 minutes. Voila!