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here is a "recipe" for a delicious, inexpensive and easy meal

  1. Judy McGillis profile image55
    Judy McGillisposted 7 years ago

    The main product you will need is whatever version of noodles aka "Top Ramen" you have.  We all love this inexpensive dish, but to take it to the sublime taste level add at least 3 more ingredients.

    Buy a bottle of toasted sesame oil.  It must be "toasted" to give the correct flavor.  My favorite brand is "Companion" which I purchase from Raley's Supermarket.  You will also need a lemon and some real hot sauce such as Tabsasco.

    Cook noodles as directed.  Then add drops of sesame oil, hot sauce, and a spoonful or so of lemon juice.  Taste it till you get the right balance.  Ilike to add black pepper also.

    To make this dish even better, you can add numerouse things, but not too many!  I like to snip off the green stalks of green onions or chives into the pot.  Or greens (beans, collards, swiss chard)from my garden or fridge.  Cilantro, of course, is wonderful and add lots of herbs such as cilantro or green onions - these are so healthy for you.  You can throw in pieces of chicken, turkey, or beef, but don't add too much to the pot or it will be overwhelming and won't have the right balance.

    The noodles and the flavor packet that comes with it, the toasted sesame oil, the lemon and the hot sauce - that is what will knock your socks off.  The rest is to "up" the nutrition value.



    1. Springboard profile image82
      Springboardposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Will have to try this. I love Ramen noodles already, and there are so many uses for them. And sesame oil? Love it. I love to take about 1 lb of cut up chicken pieces, put about 1 tbsp sesame oil, cover the meat and let it marinate for about 2 hours covered in the refrig, then fry it up and add it to a fried rice stir fry. Delicious.

    2. GeneralHowitzer profile image80
      GeneralHowitzerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm love ramen, hayz you should've made this as a hub though! Thanks for sharing...

  2. SandyMcCollum profile image71
    SandyMcCollumposted 7 years ago

    Judy, this looks like a great first hub! Go ahead, don't be shy. And, welcome to Hubpages!

    1. Judy McGillis profile image55
      Judy McGillisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the friendly support.

  3. keira7 profile image61
    keira7posted 7 years ago

    Hello Judy McGillis, welcome to HP.smile Wish you all the best.smile

    1. Judy McGillis profile image55
      Judy McGillisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Glad to hear back from you.  This is fun and I hope will be fruitful.  Judy

  4. livelonger profile image95
    livelongerposted 7 years ago

    Judy, you should publish that as a Hub, not a forum thread. smile (You can earn via your Hubs, not in the Forums)

    1. Judy McGillis profile image55
      Judy McGillisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, I don't understand.  I thought I did write it as a hub post.  How is it not that.  Any help you can give me I'd appreciate.  Thanks, Judy

      1. livelonger profile image95
        livelongerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Judy, you posted this in the forums. This section is only for discussion between hubbers (i.e. you can't earn any money here, and you don't own the content).

        You should click the "start a new hub" link at the very top of the page and create a new hub. You can add pictures, videos, and other stuff like polls if you like, too. And you can make money off the ads that are displayed on the site if you associate a Google Adsense account. (You also own the contents of your hubs)

        I'd check out the Guide (link at the very bottom) to walk you through the process.

        1. Judy McGillis profile image55
          Judy McGillisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          thanks much.  I'll follow your suggestions.


  5. Lita C. Malicdem profile image60
    Lita C. Malicdemposted 7 years ago

    "The first taste is in the pudding", Judy. Don't be afraid to try because your forum post here speaks of your writing ability. Go Go Girl! Welcome to HubPages.

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    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    I personally do not like Ramen in any way, but sesame oil indeed has a very special flavor. I used to buy a ready made green salad with a pouch of sesame oil dressing. It was very delicious. But I never buy a sesame oil by itself, I find it too expensive. But that's me, I am Mrs.Scrooge.
    I think we all should share our favourite inexpensive recipes.
    Thanks for sharing yours!

    1. Judy McGillis profile image55
      Judy McGillisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi,yeah I also try to do things on the cheap.  The bottle of sesame oil I buy is under four dollars and i only use it to add the taste I want.  So I usually use it in other dishes along with extra virgin olive oil which is so so healthy for us.  Keeps our digestive track working correctly, etc. back to the noodle recipe, I use maybe a teaspoon or less in it so that is only a few cents or so.

      I mentionded Top Ramen cause it's cheap and popular.  I am surrounded by college students and that is what they eat so often.  When they smell my Top Ramen or taste it, they are amazed they are eating the same product.

  7. khawfash profile image57
    khawfashposted 7 years ago

    Your "recipe" sure sounds tasty.  I'm definitely gonna try it.

    1. Judy McGillis profile image55
      Judy McGillisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks.  It is really good.  Last night I added beet greens from my garden thus it turned reddish so that reminded me of beef so I added a few pieces of beef.  judy

  8. sooner than later profile image56
    sooner than laterposted 7 years ago

    your recipe did sound fairly good. When I was in school, instant noodles were eaten often. I like angel hair pasta. good luck to you here.

  9. kmackey32 profile image61
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    My kids love them, they even eat them uncooked.

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    curioxatposted 7 years ago

    I love noodles! they're so filling I will definitely try this out :-)