Thursday, July 24, 2014
Spicy peanut butter-sesame ramen with chicken
The scorching hot weather we have right now is just insane , our itty-bitty kitchen is not a place to be in summer but most of the time I don't have a choice *sigh*
I saw this easy-peasy recipe on my Facebook news feed , a no-cook dressing for noodles and thought , hmmmm sounds really good , just few minutes on the stovetop to warm it up .....
I'm one of those who doesn't like cold noodles , I've tried cold soba noodles with dipping sauce and often wonder why some people really dig them ....
Now , don't complain about the long list of ingredients below , I'm pretty sure those can be found in your well-stocked pantry .
This deliciously easy noodles is packed with flavors that will surely tickle your taste buds , add more veggies if desired and if cold noodles is your cup of tea , go ahead , saves time cleaning up later ! Tired of your same old , same old salad dressing ? Try this spicy and creamy sauce , you gonna luv it !
Please check original recipe @ Cooking Light
200 grams fresh ramen noodles or egg noodles
1/2 cup thinly-sliced carrots
1/2 cup thinly-sliced sweet peas
1 small yellow bell pepper , thinly-sliced
2/3 cup homemade chicken broth or store-bought
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 clove garlic , grated
1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken thigh
2 tablespoons sliced spring onion plus extra for garnish
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
* In a small saucepan , combine the broth , peanut butter , vinegar , soy sauce , ginger , garlic , chilli flakes , whisk until mixture is well combined . Turn heat to medium , heat the mixture for 2 minutes , stirring constantly or until slightly thicken , do not boil , take off from heat , add in the sesame oil and half of the sesame seeds , stir and keep warm . The sauce is more than enough for 200 grams of noodles .
* Boil water and add noodles , let boil for a minute , add the sliced carrots and cook for another minute then add the slice sweet peas and bell pepper , cook for 10 seconds . Drain the noodle-veggies mixture , rinse briefly and shake off excess water , transfer to a mixing bowl , add the chopped chicken and the spring onion then drizzle in the warm sauce , toss everything until well combined . Transfer to a serving plate , garnish with some spring onion and sprinkle in the remaining toasted sesame , serve immediately .