Monday, February 25, 2013

Dragon Noodles

Do you like a dinner from the fridge to the table in about 10 minutes?

Do you like the burn of sriracha sauce to stay in your mouth for the rest of the night?

If you answered yes to both of the above questions, then do I have the perfect recipe for you. These are certainly dragon noodles because they will make you breathe fire. And you can whip them up in less time than it will take you to order your favorite Asian takeout.

You can obviously cut back on a little bit of the heat by eliminating some of the sriracha sauce, but if you don't like things spicy, you may want to avoid this one altogether. If you do love the spicy, you should try them out :)

Dragon Noodles (adapted from Budget Bytes)
4 oz somen noodles (or other noodle of choice)
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2-1 tbsp sriracha sauce (depending on your spice level)
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1 egg
sliced green onion, for garnish

Cook the noodles according to the package and drain.

Mix together the brown sugar, soy sauce and sriracha.

Melt the butter over medium heat in a saucepan. Add the CRP and cook until fragrant about 30 sec. Crack the egg into the pan and beat with your spatula to scramble the white and yolk (alternatively, whisk the egg in a small bowl before adding to the pan). Cook until the egg is cooked through, about 3 minutes. Add the drained noodles and sauce to the pan and toss to coat the noodles. Heat on low for about 1 minute until thickened.

Serve hot topped with the green onions.

Serves 2.