Chopsticks optional but encouraged.
Welcome back! I’m going to introduce a new flavor profile with this recipe: curry. With just some curry powder from any supermarket, you can enhance your dishes with a variety of warm spices. To demonstrate, I’ll be elevating some instant ramen and canned tuna into a yummy curry yakisoba.
First, we chop our vegetables. Chop some carrot, green bell pepper, and onion into thin strips. You want a handful’s worth of veg for this. Next, open your can of tuna and drain post of the water out. I do this by pressing the opened lid against the tuna, squeezing the water into the sink. Now put a small pot of water on to boil for your noodles.
When the water’s boiling, add your instant ramen and boil the noodles for two minutes. Throw away the seasoning packet that comes with it. There’s nothing good in that packet for you. After two minutes, strain your noodles and set them aside for later.
On another burner, heat a pan on medium-high heat until hot, add a teaspoon of sesame oil (or any other oil) then stir-fry your vegetables for about a minute. Add a clove of minced garlic and stir that in. Season your vegetables with salt and pepper. Now, add the tuna to the pan and break it up into bite-sized pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Now add a tablespoon of curry powder to the dish and stir it in to cover each ingredient. Once it’s combined, add a teaspoon of mirin to temper the curry, and add a teaspoon of your favorite chicken bouillon. I like Better Than Bouillon, and you can find out more about it here. Add a cup of water to the mixture and bring it to a boil while dissolving the bouillon. After it’s boiled, turn down the heat to medium-low and add the noodles. Stir everything together and cook until the sauce is reduced and nearly gone. Then transfer your mixture to a plate.
It’s a quick and healthy dish that is a little spicy, a little sweet, and a little smoky. It is definitely one you should try out. Remember: you need to eat the rest of your life, so make sure to eat well! See you next time!