Monday, August 8, 2011

Spicy Sesame Noodles

HE SAID: Great!
SHE SAID: Yum!  Should have added more veggies.

Spicy Sesame Noodles
The other day the female half of this couple came across an article about Tan Tan Ramen.   We've had Tan Tan Ramen many times, but pretty much stopped since the ramen noodles are carbs...not to mention it's summer and we prefer not eating hot soupy thing when it's hot.  After reading the article, the female half of this couple really wanted that spicy sesame flavor so we decided to make what we call in Hawaii, "Fried Saimin"...a fried noodle dish.

We used the Tan Tan Ramen recipe as a guide and came up with something we really liked.  It's not truly Dukan since we used some sesame oil and chili oil, but it's pretty close and we feel as long as we don't have this dish all the time, we'll be ok.    This dish is probably more suitable for those in consolidation or stabilization phases.

Serves 2 or 4 as a side dish
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

1/2 c. lean meat, cut into thin slices or small chunks (we used lean char siu because we already had it)
1 c. won bok (you can use any green veggie, like regular cabbage, choi sum, etc), cut into small pieces or thin slices
1 pkg. Japanese mushroom (or regular mushrooms)
2 pkgs. House Brand Tofu Shirataki Spaghetti shaped noodles (boiled in salt water for 5 minutes)
1/8 - 1/4 t. chicken base (paste or powder)
2-3 T. ground sesame seeds or sesame powder
1 T. chili oil
1 t. sesame oil
2-4 T. shoyu (soy sauce)
2 t. natural sweetener
a pinch or two kosher salt
2 T. green onions, chopped (optional)
1-2 t. black sesame seeds for garnish (optional)

In a stir fry pan or wok, on high heat, fry up your meat and veggies.  Add the oils, ground sesame seeds, shoyu, natural sweetener and chicken base.   Taste test.  Once you have it to your liking, add in the noodles and green onions, toss, taste again.  Serve with green onions and black sesame seeds as a garnish.  If you prefer your noodles with more sauce, try adding chicken broth with some cornstarch instead of just the chicken base paste.  The male half of this couple prefers his noodle dishes on the drier side.


1 comment:

  1. This is a really nice treat for myself after getting my Basset Certification! I am always craving for Ramen ever since I tasted it. It's more like a special noodles with lots of toppings. I feel like I know now why Naruto (anime) likes it. :)