Well chaps and chapets, its been another 1st for me with this dish. Yes, can you believe I have never had Ramen before? Seriously, if you read my blog you will know I love noodles and so to have never had Ramen seemed an insult to the noodle lords!
So I recently pulled out Mr Olivers comfort food cook book and I made my way through this little beauty of a recipe. Its a somewhat complex recipe, it takes time so be prepared to enjoy your kitchen for a while but its defiantly worth it!
I really enjoyed the whole mix. The soft noodle soaked up all of the delicious salty broth and the runny soft boiled egg was beautiful against the tender flavorful meat. I even enjoyed the crackling (which I don’t normally), although it was a little awkward to eat and I resulted in diving in with the fingers!
This dish seriously fills me with excitements and has my mouth watering far too much.
Avid followers of this blog will know I’m a recent convert to the almighty noodle but this dish reached heights which are near to ecstasy…..no fibs.
I’m can quite literally taste and feel the moist, buttery, chunky steak pieces filling my mouths with sweet juices (*Homer Simpson food appreciation noise)
As always it was a super easy, super fast recipie with stupefying results. Best of all…..healthy.
Hungry (as usual), I pull open the fridge to see what I can create for dinner tonight. I failed to plan a week of meals and so it’s a matter of luck and vision!
I opted for a pork chop as my core ingredient and as I had some tikka paste which needed using I rested on tikka pork noodles.
I cooked the noodles in water and tikka paste and left to soak up all the flavours. I griddles the tikka covered pork for 3 minutes each side and I boiled up some mixed veg to pad it out and inject some extra nutrition. Finally a dollop of natural yoghurt and a sprinkle of coriander.
A 10 minute lean meal which was not only filling, but gosh darn tasty!
If you want healthy, tasty and creative food, this dish is for you!
This recipe contains great ingredients and different techniques which make for a great tasting, interesting dinner.
I’ve never made “crispy” beef before but it was so easy to do and it’s so effective and it really added an extra element to make this dish shine.
I loved the citrusy sauce that coated the salad and the textures made it a joy to eat.
Despite my love affair with noodles it’s a while since I’ve made up a batch, but tonight changed that.
Prawn Noodles was the dinner choice for tonight, with a Chinese influence:
- Place the Noodles in boiling water and add 1tbsp Soy sauce, 1tsp Chinese five spice and leave to soften.
- Meanwhile fry thinly sliced carrot, onion and chili in a wok
- When softened slightly add some chopped kale and the prawns
- Finally season and mix the prawn mixture into the noodles
In total this dish took 20 minutes max and was ram packed full of full of taste. Tuesday night I challenge you to give me better food! Not likely! 😉
Let me know your thoughts……
Monday night equated to noodles. Chicken and veg Chinese style to be specific.
Such an easy recipe ( I know I always say that but it was!) but with such a flavor some outcome! I actually made a change to the recipie, I had some Chinese plum sauce that needed using and so instead of teriyak, I used that. A great sweet flavor resulted!
Once upon a time I thought the only way to add flavor to noodles was by the sauce that you slather on them. I now thank the day I discovered you could boil them in stock!!!
I halved the recipe but I still got a good three portions from it meaning I’m having super tasty lunches this week!
I would really recommend this dish to my fellow noodle lovers.