Thursday, October 18, 2012

Peanut Ramen

This probably resonates with anyone who attended college and has lived in dorms or off campus. Ramen is one of the main food groups that allowed most of them to survive, and it was really cheap.

But I actually love ramen and have found ways to make all kinds of creative dishes with it. If you're lucky enough to live in a larger city that has an Asian market, you'll be astounded if you check it out,  by how many varieites of dry packaged noodles exist-thousands I'm sure.

And.......they're CHEAP!!!StickRice

Here is a favorite and super simple Ramen dish, everyone will like. It can be eaten warm or cold, add meat or veggies, double the sauce to drizzle on top, easy peasy!!!

  • 1 package microwave type ramen (MINUS flavor packet)
  • 2 Tbs smooth (creamy) peanut butter
  • 1 Tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp of your favorite bottled Oriental Dressing
  • 1 tsp Siracha sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • Optional: 1 tsp Fresh grated ginger, 1-2 tbsp cilantro and 1 tbsp peanuts) (for garnish)
(1) Cook the ramen but do NOT use the flavor packet. Just cook the ramen in water.

(2) Meanwhile prepare the sauce:

2 Tbsp smooth peanut butter
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp Oriental Dressing
1 tsp Siracha sauce
1 tsp sesame seeds
1/2 of the seasoning packet if you so choose
1-2 tsp water if needed to thin
(3) Mix sauce ingredients until smooth.

(4) Toss noodles with sauce, and then sprinkle with
cilantro and peanuts (or thinly sliced scallion/green onion)