Spicy Skillet Ramen

I found this gem in my box of unpublished recipes, it was from 2007. This recipe suggests a very interesting way to cook the ramen. I’d be curious to see a picture if anyone makes it.

Submitted By: E. Kleveland

Submitted From: Newark, NJ

    Ingredients

  • 1 Packet Ramen (Any flavor or brand; I prefer Beef)
  • 2 Tbsp BBQ Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Tabasco or other hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 2/3 cup Water
  • Generous Dash Lemon Pepper
  • Generous Dash Garlic Powder
  • Generous Dash Onion Powder
  • 1 red Onion; Diced

Set Ramen brick and diced onions aside and mix the remaining ingredients into a small pot. Add the ramen seasoning and stir contents of the pot until consistent. Soak ramen brick in the marinade until noodles are moist yet brick stays whole (depending on the size of the pot, you may have to flip the brick to marinate both sides). After marinated, sear pattie on stove top set to high in a small skillet, flipping each side as it begins to brown/burn (depending on preference). While the brick is searing, bring the left-over marinade to a high simmer in its pot. When the brick is done on both sides, pour simmering marinate onto the pattie still in the skillet (this will ‘flash’ boil the marinate and create a lot of steam so just be aware). This will boil off the remaining water and leave the ramen with a slightly sticky glaze. Sprinkle the diced onion over the ramen and enjoy!

Update: We now have pics thanks to Ryan R!

Ultimate Authentic Sichuan Ramen Noodle Soup Meal

An interesting recipe from China. The spelling on Sichuan is not mine and my spell checker doesn’t like it, but I’ll trust this guy.

Submitted By: thnikkaman

Submitted From: Chongqing, China

    Ingredients

  • 1 or 2 pack(s) chicken flavor ramen noodles. use the flavor packet if you like.
  • 1 tsp of soy sauce or to your liking.
  • 1 pinch of szechuan pepper. (you can find these at your local asian food store)
  • 1 1/2 tsp of black vinegar. more if you like. (can buy at asian food stores)
  • Some chopped green onions to your liking.
  • Some smashed or chopped raw garlic cloves to your liking.
  • Some cayenne pepper oil. Amount is how much you want. see direction on how to make it.
  • Some oil, I recommend Canola.
  • A pinch of salt and/or MSG (it’s authentic!)
  • Optional: some chinese vegetables like Bok Choy, but I personally like green Romaine lettuce. heh heh.

SAUCE: Mix all ingredients except noodles in a big bowl.

PEPPER OIL: First, get some powdered or ground red cayenne pepper, then heat up some oil in a pan until it’s nearly smoking. Next spoon in some of the pepper powder into the oil (careful, the oil will pop!!). The oil is is done when it turns red or until the smell very tempting.

NOODLES AND/OR VEGETABLES: Cook noodles as you normally would in a pot with or without flavor packet. When the noodles are nearly done, put in the vegetables and cook for 2-3 min. more or until vegetables are a little soft. Then pour the vegetables and noodles and some of the water it was cooking in into the bowl with the sauce and start consuming this heavenly chow!!! Serves: 3-4 people

Tuna Noodle Spread

I don’t think I’ll ever make this, but maybe it’s good? It certainly sounds interesting and of course it has Old Bay, which is a plus in my book.

Submitted By: Phyrn Liebsch

Submitted From: Linthicum, MD

    Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Ramen beef flavored noodle soup (can substitute with other flavors)
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 can tuna fish drained
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp. Old Bay (optional)
  • saltine crackers

Break up noodles and cook until tender. Drain water completely. Add the seasoning packet, eggs, tuna, mayonnaise, and Old Bay. Blend the ingredients together well. If it is dry, you may need to add more mayonnaise. The mixture should be just moist enough to hold together. Serve on saltine crackers or other crackers of choice.

1 Meter Long Noodles from Nissin

If anyone is in Japan, I’d love to see a picture of this.

Full story

TOKYO, Jan 13 (Bernama) — Nissin Foods Holdings Co. said Tuesday it will release in March a limited number of cup noodle products using 1-meter-long noodles to commemorate the centennial of the birth of Momofuku Ando, the late inventor of instant noodles and cup noodles 13, Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported.

The company said the noodles will be the longest ever to be used for a cup noodle product, surpassing the 70-centimeter buckwheat noodles in the ”Donbei tempura soba” — currently the longest for Nissin — and taking after the Chinese tradition of eating long noodle dishes on birthdays to symbolise longevity.

Super Ramen BROTHers for iPhone/iPod Touch

Two iPhone app developers decided to write an app in 24 hours, an app based on “absurdity”, and the result was Super Ramen BROTHers. Personally I own an iPod Touch (which can run iPhone apps) and will be installing this game later tonight. The price is right (Free) even if you end up not liking it.

Schwartz and Kiymaz decided to try and develop a full-featured iPhone game, including all of the art, animation, music, sound effects, and everything, all within a single day — 24 hours.

Well, you control both of the Ramen brothers as they flee down the cashier’s conveyor belt in an effort to avoid that laser scanning thing and, ultimately, two cups of boiling, stovetop death. In their flight, down the three-lane conveyor belt, they must jump or dodge (tap or drag) other grocery items, as every collision jolts the Ramen packs back one notch closer to doom. Soy sauce packets picked up along the way help the Ramen brothers edge back forward towards freedom. AGON community integration provides leaderboard tracking — an impressive touch for a one-day app.

A Food Service View of Ramen & Asian Noodles

A friend sent me this link last week of an article in a food service industry magazine called Food Product Design that describes the taxonomy of ramen and other Asian noodles and details their usage. A bit nerdy, but still you can pick up some interesting points. The sweet potato noodles, mentioned in the excerpt, sound intriguing. I’m picturing them with a sweet and spicy sauce and some chicken.

Sweet potato noodles are popular in Korea, where they’re called tangmyon. Functionally like cellophane noodles, they have a taste and texture that are similar, too. Japanese shirataki noodles, made from the konjac plant, are a low-carb, gluten-free alternative. They’re also low-calorie, thanks to our bodies metabolizing their main structural component, the hydrocolloid glucomannan, as dietary fiber.

Ramen Heist in Georgia

If you’re going to get arrested for burglary, you might want to steal something worth more than $7. Then again, you might be real hungry.

Officers located 10 packages of Ramen noodles and a knife there, a report said. Kennedy noted it was unclear if more was taken from the home because the homeowner was away. Sahlberg was reportedly able to place 17-year-old Richmond Hill resident Damon Cordona at the scene of the crime as well. Enough evidence was gathered to arrest Cordona, Morris and Vonherbulis for burglary, police say.