Sound strange? Yes.
Cheap to make? Yes.
Super simple? Yes.
A little ghetto? Yes.
Taste amazing? ABSOLUTELY!!!
I first made these noodles a few months ago and have made them pretty much every week since. They are a hybrid of a few recipes from a few different places. Very similar to a Thai Peanut Noodle dish, anyone can make these, even if you are not a cook.
First, take some regular old Top Raman. Yes, the kind you buy for $0.30 at the store. Ditch that MSG flavor filled spice pack and cook to package directions.
Then take a bag of frozen veggies. Yes, these are the frozen veggies that you can get for $1.80 or so a bag at the store.
Put them in a wok or saute pan and cook them until they are hot (or a little brown if you so choose).
Grab your favorite peanut butter and hot sauce. When the veggies are done, turn the heat to low and add a tablespoon (or three) to the veggies and start stirring. It will get real creamy like.
When the noodles are done, dump them in with the veggies along with a bit of the cooking water. Stir real good to mix it all together. If you add too much water, don’t worry, it will absorb into the mix.
Flavor with your favorite hot sauce to give them a kick. I like Cholula, Tapatio or Sriracha Chili Sauce, but any will do.
I make a double batch, because it reheats so nicely. The Boyfriend eats it with cubed chicken, but you can add shrimp or even beef. I always think when I’m eating it how wonderful it would be topped with some peanuts. The options are limitless!
Enjoy it however you want, but know this – it’s cheap, it’s easy and it’s DELICIOUS!