Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Recipe Xtra: Upgraded Quick Fix

Last weekend’s Sunday Times Life highlighted the 101 uses of instant noodles. This reminded me that long before they came out with this article , I had my own recipe in my archives. Well, I might as well share with all the blog friends here.

Assam Laksa Flavoured Instant Noodles with Seared Tuna and Pickled Vegetables

120g Fresh Tuna Fillet
Salt and Coarse Ground Black Pepper
50g Fennel, thinly shaved
½ tsp Sugar
Juice from 2 limes
400ml Water
1 pkt Any Assam Laksa or Kimchi Flavoured Instant Noodles
50g Beansprouts, cleaned and trimmed
2 stalks Spring Onions, finely diced
1 sprig Mint Leaf
Sichimi Togarashi (Japanese Seven Spice Powder) for sprinkling
Chopped Bunga Kantan (Torch Ginger/ Rojak Flowers) for sprinkling

Preparation Method:
Season tuna fillet with salt and pepper. Sear tuna on all sides with a heated non stick pan. Allow to cool before slicing.

Combine fennel with sugar and lime juice. Allow to steep for 15 minutes.

Bring water to boil, add noodles bean sprouts and tastemaker. Cook for 2 minutes and transfer to serving bowl. Garnish with spring onions and mint sprig. Arrange sliced tuna over, sprinkle on sichimi togarashi and chopped ginger flowers before serving.

Enjoy and remember to slurp your noodles!


Anonymous said...

Hi Cool Chef, what is a tastemaker? Do we also use the instant noodle pre-packed soup spice?

Coolchef said...

The tastemaker refers to the sachet of seasoning powder and spices that comes with every packet of instant noodles. Use that to cook with the noodles before adding the other ingredients in.