Seafood Gochujang Noodles


There is one type of food I love more than other kinds of food. Surprise, it’s Asian food. I can never get enough of Ramen, Onigiri, Curry, and ANY type of noodle dish.  I’ve been on a fish kick lately since starting to be healthier (haha at my diet) but I can tell you that I always come back to my Asian cuisine. It’s comfort food to me. To break open that easy boiled egg in pork broth with delicious grilled beef. Oh my, yes, please. 

This recipe is a bit SPICY so I recommend that if you are not a big fan of the spice to leave out the gochujang. I love spicy foods so this is easy to eat. If you want a little spice, add only a little of that delicious hot-sweet sauce. 

Like I said, this is easy to eat and it’s accessible for everybody to get the ingredients. I bought my gochujang at Hyvee, but going to the Asian Market is SO much better. It’s cheaper and you can stock up on your dry goods like noodles, dashi, nori, or stock your fridge up with twice the condiments so you can create these great Asian recipes to come.  When going to the Asian Market, don’t be afraid to ask people for help. It’s intimidating at first because most of the packaging is mostly in other languages, but don’t be scared! Just ask the people who work there to help you.

Main recipe:

  • Any type of Asian Noodles
  • 1/2 onion minced
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic
  • Fish Fillet 

Sauce:

  • 1 T of gochujang
  • 3 T of sugar
  • 1 t of soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup of broth
  • a splash of sesame oil
  •  1/4 t of oyster sauce 
  • 1/4 t of ginger paste

I add 3 tablespoons of gochujang in my recipe so that tells you how much I love this stuff. Once I tried it, i couldn’t stop.

Directions:

  1. boil your noodles. I take about 2 peoples worth which when held together is about the size of a quarter. Add Salt to the water because it makes the noodles so much more flavorful. 
  2. Tip*  Make sure to not cook your noodles all the way because they will be combined with the sauce in another pan. Don’t overcook your noodle. Follow the directions on the package and take out of the water 2 minutes earlier than when they need to be done.
  3. While your noodles are cooking, you should take the time to cook your fish/shrimp/chicken/beef/pork/ or any other protein you decide to use.
  4. When your protein is almost cooked through, add your sauce and put it on low and allow to thicken.
  5. When thick, add your drained noodles to the pan and toss well.
  6. Top with green onions or some type of green and serve!

 

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