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Chilli and Garlic Mussels with Ramen Noodles

By Melikeyuk
I was given a gift of Sake over Christmas and wanted to put it to good use. I wanted to make a seafood dish that was packed with flavour while not costing the earth. This dish is ready in a matter of minutes, just the way I like it!

Chilli and Garlic Mussels with Ramen Noodles

Chilli and Garlic Mussels with Ramen Noodles

Preparation: 5 mins
Cooking: 10 mins

Portion Control:
Serves 2

175g of pre-cooked and shelled mussels
3 garlic cloves crushed or chopped finely
1 large red chilli (seeds included)
A few splashes of Sake
2 tablespoons of mirin
100g of ramen noodles
2 tablespoons of sesame oil
Small bunch of fresh chopped coriander leaves
10-15 grilled cashew nuts
  • Add the ramen noodles to a bowl containing hot boiled water. Cover with plate and leave to one side.The noodles should be drained after 3-4 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, pour the sesame oil into a medium sized frying pan.
  • Add the chilli and crushed garlic to the frying pan and cook until fragrant.
  • Add the mussels to the pan and stir around for approximately 30 seconds.
  • Add a few splashes of Sake, ensuring the mussels are soaking up the liquid.
  • Increase the temperature so the liquid starts to bubble for about 2 minutes.  
  • Add the mirin to the mixture in the frying pan.
  • Stir the mixture, seasoning with salt as required.
  • After draining the noodles, add them to the frying pan and toss them around ensuring they are coated in the liquid for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Serve evenly onto two warm plates.
  • Finish off with fresh coriander and grilled cashew nuts.
If you try this dish, I'd love to know what you thought or how you altered it!
Bon Appétit!x

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