Everyone loves instant noodles but hates the preservatives that go with it. Serious Eats shows you how you can create your own instant noodles without the MSG and dried condiments.
On the website, managing culinary director of Serious Eats J. Kenji Lopez-Alt reveals his recipes for making different flavours of instant noodles.
They include spicy kimchi beef, chicken and dill, vegetable with sesame-miso soup and Thai coconut curry shrimp.
Don’t let the fancy names of the noodles fool you, making them is a lot easier than it sounds.
All you need are pre-cooked noodles, vegetables, garnish as well as some meat. Having a coverable glass jar also helps if you want to seal in the flavour when you bring your noodles out.
After you have prepared the ingredients, simply put them into the jar and add hot water when you feel like eating them.
How good your noodles will taste really depends on how well you prepare it, which is why the website comprehensively goes through all the required steps and ingredients.
Below is one of my favourite go-to instant noodle recipe, using this genius preparation method.
200g cooked Japanese soba noodles
1 cup snow peas
1Â¼ cup water
1/2 cup miso paste
1/2 cup kimchi
Â¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
Â¼ cup chopped peanuts, for topping
Â¼ cup sliced green onions, for topping
1. Put miso paste and kimchi in a lidded mason jar.
2. Place cooked soba noodles (or any noodle of your choice) inside the jar. Then, arrange chicken and desired vegetables on top of the noodle layer (I like snow peas for its crunch and texture).
3. Put garnishes (chopped peanuts,crushed red pepper and green onions) inside a zip-lock plastic bag. When ready to eat, dump garnishes in jar, pour in hot water, close the lid and wait approximately 3 minutes for the contents to steep inside the luxurious broth. Enjoy!MYNEWSHUB