Sunday, 15 April 2012

DIY instant comfort food

I made this recently on a day where I was feeling exhausted after more night-time mothering than usual, and thought it might be just the idea someone tired and/or busy out there needs. It's quick and you probably have all the ingredients already. And it's not too unhealthy: sesame seeds have some great properties (according to this site) & the dish even has something green in it!
The quantities and proportions can comfortably be shifted according to taste and what's in your cupboard: but what's great about it is the mix of salty soy sauce, warm noodles, sesame seeds and creamy butter.

Ingredients (serves 1)
Packet of noodles/ramen
Good handful of frozen peas
1 tbsp sesame seeds (you could toast them first in a dry frying pan if you can be bothered)
Approx 10g butter (preferably unsalted - soy sauce has plenty of salt in it already)
Soy sauce to taste (I use about 1 tbsp)

Cook the noodles in a small pan of unsalted boiling water for about 4 minutes (check the packet instructions as they vary), adding frozen peas for the last 2 minutes. Meanwhile, put the butter, sesame seeds and soy sauce into a bowl. Drain the peas and noodles and add to the bowl, giving it a good stir. You could eat it with chopsticks but I prefer a nice big fork for this. Bon app├ętit!

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