Friday, April 25, 2008

Can't stop the signal...

Okay, that's enough of the foodie doom-and-gloom prophecies. Let us return to lighter fare.

Speaking of fare. May I present to you with my newest culinary creation.

Creamy Satay Ramen with Tea Marinated Hardboiled Eggs

  • 1 package Ramen Noodles
  • 2 Tbls Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tbls Evaporated Milk
  • 1 Can of French Cut Green Beans
  • 2 Tea Bags
  • 1 Egg
  • Salt
  • Hot Sauce
Bring approximately 3 cups of water to boil in small saucepan. Add teabags and several healthy pinches of kosher salt. Leave teabags steep for 2 minutes and remove. Gently place hard boiled egg into boiling tea and leave for 3 minutes. After three minutes, remove from heat, place egg on counter and allow to cool. Reserve boiling liquid in screw top container. Once egg has cooled, peel and return to cooled tea. Marinate egg in tea for 8 hours.

When ready, bring two cups of water to boil. Add 1 pack Ramen noodles. Boil until soft and add included flavor packet. Cook for one more minute and remove from heat. Add 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and stir until melted. Add 2 tablespoons of condensed milk. Open can of green beans and drain. Pat dry with paper towel and place on small pan in toaster oven for 5 minutes or until lightly roasted. Add beans to noodles and stir to combine. Split tea marinated hard boiled egg and place on top. Add hot sauce... liberally.

Take picture. Eat while playing Stronghold: Crusader.

How does it taste you ask? Not bad actually. Apart from the lack of coco-nutty aspect, it tasted pretty much like satay sauce. The eggs didn't absorb as much flavor as I'd have hoped but the were salty and tangy and not bad.

Why you ask? Because while I did not have any weird food cravings this week, I've been dying to COOK SOMETHING. I'm a foodie, gawds damn it, and puttering around in the kitchen is one of my chief pleasures. Can't stop the signal Mal, can't stop the signal.

I expect to receive my Michelin star any day now.


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