Saturday, February 27, 2010

Warm Sesame Noodles

This one goes back to the heart of the origins of this blog: budget improvised food.

I've adapted this one from this "lo mein" recipe. I tried it out of curiosity and it's more like "sesame noodles".

All the measurements are estimates. Customize at will.


1 (3 ounce) package ramen noodles (just toss the flavor packet)
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons oil
sesame oil (1-2 shakes)
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
1 chopped scallion
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter

sliced baby carrots
bean sprouts that have been soaked
thinly sliced meat


Cook the ramen noodles (3 minutes in boiling water), then drain and set aside. Add your oils to that drained hot pot and start sauteing the scallions/veggies/meat. (You may want to do this longer if you're cooking raw meat.) Add everything else and stir quickly to establish a sauce.

Toss in the ramen noodles as the final step and incorporate everything really well. Add a bit more sesame oil if it's a little dry. You don't want to cook the ramen that much longer because they're already soft.

It works, really. You can totally improvise with the ingredients. (You may not need oyster sauce, but I had it on hand.) Cheap and quick and easy. Eat from a bowl using chopsticks to really sell the dish.

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