Cookbook Reviews

Pub and Grub Forum Logo

Pub and Grub Forum Logo

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Ramen Noodle Upgrade

adapted: Mad Hungry Cravings

I am not a huge fan of ramen noodles, but do think that they have their place. Normally I don't purchase them, but I saw this recipe in Lucinda Scala Quinn's MAD HUNGRY CRAVINGS and must admit that they looked interesting and intriguing. They were! She bases her recipe off cold sesame noodles. I have never had these, so I can't compare, but must admit that even my husband enjoyed this recipe. The flavor was very unusual. In fact, just typing this up, I am starting to get a craving for them!

There were three things I did different from the original recipe. First, Ms. Quinn called for the pouring off of the broth before adding the "paste". I kept it to give it some broth. Second, I added toasted almonds and chow mein noodles to give it some crunch. Third, I used creamy, natural peanut butter, instead of the crunchy peanut butter she calls for, because it was the only thing I had in the house. I didn't see it as a problem except that the natural peanut butter is less sweet.

Regardless of how it is prepared, I found it to be a great lunch idea, snack or even a light dinner idea.

So, here we go!:


1 ramen noodle cup or package (3 oz)
1 T. soy sauce
2 T. peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
1-2 t. Sriracha sauce
1 green onion sliced, optional
Toasted almond slivers and chow mein noodles, optional


1) Prepare noodles as directed. If desired, pour off broth.

2) While noodles are preparing, combine soy sauce, peanut butter and Sriracha sauce in a small bowl. I microwaved mine for about a minute just to melt the peanut butter a bit and make for smoother blending.

3) Add "paste" to noodles and stir. Top with the onion, almonds and chow mein noodles if desired.

No comments:

Post a Comment