Welcome to Fork & Fantasy!
I am so excited to launch this brand new blog! In here, I’ll share my best recipes, my latest read, my TV show obsessions… A bit of everything! Let’s be real though, my one true love is food (Please, no one tell my husband!)
Food and I have a great relationship. I love it, and I’m fairly sure it loves me. Therefore, it was a no brainer for me that my very first post, would be a recipe.
Have you ever come home after a long day at work and contemplated the task of making dinner with growing hatred? I did. My love for food is unconditional. My love of cooking, however, comes and goes as it pleases.
This situation usually leads to one thing. Take-out. Which is not only pricey but also slightly unhealthy… Not that it stops me, but sometimes you just want homemade, yet quick.
On this particular day, I needed something that could be ready in under 15 minutes so I wouldn’t cave in and order pizza.
I mindlessly took out some pre-cooked chicken breasts from the freezer and threw them in the microwave. Now what? Well a few ingredients later, and about 12 minutes, I had myself these ”better than take-out noodles”!
Alright so, while my chicken was re-heating (and becoming a little dry might I add) I pulled out some Bok Choy from the fridge, some green onions from my window sill (I’m regrowing them after cutting them, it’s a revelation). There, proteins and veggies, check.
Cooking rice was wayyyy too long for my hungry stomach, but lucky me had somen noodles in the pantry. A little boiling water and those noodles were ready in under 5 minutes. Genius, I’m telling you!
So by then, I had all it took to make dinner, but how to season it? Peanut sauce? Oyster sauce? So many options… That’s when I remembered that my Dad (bless him) got me a box of Asian spices mix for Christmas.
They’re from the company ”Epicure”, as I understand it, they specialize in spice mixes and cooking stuff. Anyway, you can order that stuff online, and you should because it’s da bomb man!
I used the vinaigrette mix from the ”Good Asian Real Fast” kit. It has sesame, ginger and, I’m assuming, magic and unicorn tears. It’s THAT good!
So I dumped a ton of those spices into my noddles, added a little chicken stock and bam! Done!
All under 15 minutes, watch in hand. I’m not saying that I could beat Jamie Oliver at his own game but you know… close enough…
Here’s the full recipe:
Better than take out noodles
– Somen noodles (About a 1/3 of a package, or you know… a big handful?)
– 2 Chicken breasts, pre-cooked, or not…
– 4 bok choy, chopped.
– 3 green onions, also chopped.
– Sesame-Ginger Epicure mix, as much as you can!
– 1/2 cup chicken stock
– 1 tsp of sesame oil
– 1 tbsp of canola oil
1. Cook or re-heat your chicken
2. Cook the somen noodles (3 to 5 minutes)
3. Chop the veggies and chicken
4. Throw the veggies in a little sesame oil and a little canola oil, sautée until half cooked.
5. Add in the chicken and lots of the spice mix.
6. Add the chicken broth and the noodles.
7. Stir until all mixed up and warm
8. Eat all the noodles!
You can’t really get easier than that, and if you can, please tell me! I need to know!
So this is it, the very first post of Fork & Fantasy! Just so you know, I have an ongoing obsession with noodles, so you should probably expect more recipes in the future.
Please let me know if you make this recipe and happen to love it!
Now I believe this is all until next time!