Well, I’m sure many of you know what today is. Taxes are due in. I heard that collective groan. In honor of the taxman coming and taking all our money, today’s recipe is all about Ramen.
Any flavor Ramen will do. We’re going to toss the flavor packet. If you’ve ever lived on Ramen, you know the flavor packets get old quick. Ramen is relatively good with Spaghetti sauce. Anything you can use noodles for you can use Ramen. Did you know that Ramen also makes a decent crunchy topper to a cabbage salad? Today’s recipe has an Asian flair.
Take your Ramen and crunch it up with your hands, put it in a bowl and cover with water, let it soak for a few minutes. Then fry it up with Soy sauce. Voila – asian noodles.
1 onion chopped
Garlic minced – 2-8 cloves (I like garlic ok)
Snow peas – large handful
6-8 ounces of sliced mushrooms
Julienned Carrots – 2-3 large carrots
1 sm sliced and halved – zuchinni and summer squash
Chopped Napa Cabbage about 1 cup
Broccoli florets about 1 cup
1-2 Tbs soy sauce
1-2Tbs Sesame oil
1 Tbs vegetable oil (yes both)
3 packages of Ramen (discard the flavor packet)
1.tofu, marinated tempeh, chicken, beef, or shrimp.
2. crushed peanuts.
3. red pepper flakes
Crush* then soak your Ramen until it’s noodley. *You can leave your ramen whole, it just makes it harder to eat.
Saute your onions and garlic in vegetable oil – not a ton. If you are adding in a protein item, do it now, then add in all your other veggies in order of the time it takes them to cook. You don’t want them to be mushy, they’re best left with a little crunch. Now add in your sesame oil and soy sauce. Drain your Ramen and add that. Fry it up a bit and there you go! You can top with some crushed peanuts or sesame seeds for more asian stirfry flair.
And because I’ve been pre-occupied with the workings of a dishwasher (I’ve never had one, ever) I forgot to tell you all about a new online yarn shop – WOOLGIRL. Go check it out. She carries my yarn as well as yarn from many other small businesses. It’s a cool shop. Yarn yarn everwhere. My favorite kind of store.