Feel like serving something a bit different? Try these Smoked Salmon Ramen Noodles.
I’m a bit of a sushi nut, so I loved the combination of smoked salmon, pickled ginger and a little wasabi. The poppy seeds add a delicious nutty crunch.
I thought the plate needed a bit more greenery than what the green onions offered, so I came across the recipe for Sautéed Kale And Spinach purported by blogger Mizz Mia Wallace (Ha!) to be “possibly the tastiest side dish ever”. How can one not try it then?!
Verdict? Certainly tasty in its paleo goodness and an excellent accompaniment to the noodles and salmon.
1 package ramen noodles
Toppings: Sliced smoked salmon, pickled ginger, wasabi, chopped green onions, poppy seeds
1. Prepare ramen according to package directions, using half the amount of water and half the flavor packet. (The broth should just coat noodles.)
2. Serve with your choice of the toppings.
Serves 2 (doubles and triples easily)
Recipe from Every Day With Rachael Ray Magazine
Sautéed Kale And Spinach
1 bunch kale (broad-leaf green or curly purple or a combination of the two), chopped
1 bag of baby spinach
8 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook until just fragrant then add the onion.
2. Lightly salt the onion and garlic mixture, lower heat and let the onions cook until translucent.
3. Add kale and a few teaspoons of water. Turn heat back up to medium and stir well. Cover skillet and allow kale to cook down slightly.
5. Add spinach and another teaspoon of water. Mix well. Replace the cover and cook for 5-8 minutes, or until the greens have wilted slightly.
6. Uncover and add remaining tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Turn heat up to medium-high, and stir for 3 minutes longer.
7. Season to taste and serve.
Serves 2 as a side dish
Recipe from Eloquence Is Bliss
Not sure if this Ballad Of Mia Wallace has anything to do with the Fox Force Five chick, but it’s fun alt-rock all the same.