I had a couple of instant noodle packets in the larder. They were bought for my son’s camping weekend but had never made it to the event.
We often buy Japanese “Demae iccho” brand from Asian market. They are much flavoursome and my boys love them.
It comes in many flavours! We top with lots of vegetables when we cook them.
Unfortunately, these packets in our larder were from a local supermarket.
They are so inexpensive, costing only 40 pence per packet, but never attracted anyone in my family. I didn’t want to throw them away, so, I decided to experiment a little.
I made cold noodle salad with sesame dressing.
I love making dips, sauces and dressing with sesame seeds. I toast raw seeds, grind them and add a few ingredients depending on how I feel on the day. I like knitting without patterns, and I also enjoy cooking without recipes.
The basic ingredients I use are
3-4 Tbsp freshly toasted Sesame Seeds
2 Tsp grated ginger
1 Tbsp Japanese Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 Tsp sesame oil
1-2 Tsp sugar
2-3 Tbsp Dashi stock or any stock
But you never need to measure them accurately.
You can add Tahini or peanut butter to add thickness. Omit the sugar if you are using sweetend peanut butter.
You can also add minced green onion, garlic paste, red chilli sauce or oyster sauce. Mayonnaise makes the mixture creamy and mild. Whatever you do, you cannot go too wrong.
Sesame seeds are packed with protein, fiber, minerals, iron and calcium. They are one of the trendy “superfoods” aren’t they?
For the noodle salad, cooked the instant noodles, drain the hot water and wash it in cold water until it gets cold. Drain well.
Place salad leaves in a bowl. Place noodle and top with ham, crab sticks, cucumber, egg and more vegetables of your choice.
This recipe worked! I was very pleased.
I think the sauce goes well with steamed chicken breast, too.
Instant noodles are considered to be junk food, but you can tweak a little and make it into a healthier tasty meal.
And they are so cheap!