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So, leftovers. For some of you, this will come at a very good time considering the festive season, and what to do with leftovers. I discussed food shopping HERE hopefully it will give you some ideas when next you go food shopping. By the time I am exhausting one food cycle, I am usually left with scraps of meat, pepper, vegetables, onions, and so on. I am in the habit of emptying my freezer in totality before I buy a fresh batch. This is to prevent the old, mixing with the new, and food poisoning is real. So, what do I do with leftovers? In this post, I’ll be discussing one of them. Noodle Soup.
You see, the Chinese have gotten Noodle soup down to an art, so I’m not even going to head in that direction. This is Noodle soup 9ja style, with Indomie of course. Indomie is one of brother’s favourite meals. Despite growing up with 2 sisters and a mum who can cook, he looooooves Indomie. Why? Er, that’s the only thing he can cook properly. As he grew older, and as youngest child and only son my mum had to put her foot down regarding cooking for himself. My brother can make demands. No joke. He likes his plantain CUT A CERTAIN WAY, his stew should be made how Ola (that’s me) makes it and so on and so forth. After several hilarious + dangerous attempts at cooking, he found his niche in Indomie and simply stuck there. I took pity on him one day and I showed him several ways of cooking Indomie, to make it interesting. So, when I cook Indomie sometimes, it reminds me of him hundreds of miles away. So here’s to you Bro.
I’m sure you’ll say to me, Dunni, it is Indomie, seriously, what other ways are left? We know about cooking it with various chopped vegetables in a stir fry, we know about cooking it like Jollof rice, we know about cooking it with a throwback to Spaghetti Carbonara. If I’m making assumptions, please let me know and I’l post recipes about the methods I just mentioned. Hopefully today, I’ll introduce you to something new.
What will you need:
2 packets of Indomie noodles
Scrap bits of beef/chicken/goat/lamb
1 0r 2 Rodo (scotch bonnet/habanero pepper)
1 Spring Onion
1 Red onion
1/2 Green Bell Pepper
1/3cup of Chopped Basil
So, here we go
Boil your scrap bits of meat and chop into bite sized portions, or if you have it already boiled, just chop
Chop the rest of the ingredients and blend the rodo and tomatoes – You don’t need to boil it.
Fry the chopped onion in Olive oil, and the rest of the chopped ingredients, except Basil. Let this fry into a thick sauce. Then add the noodle seasoning.
You can stop here, and simply serve with rice, dodo or boiled yam, but I’m talking about noodle soup. So you add enough Beef stock to make soup and let it boil
Boil the noodles in a separate pot. If the pack says boil for 5minutes, by 3 minutes, remove the noodles from the stove and drain the hot water. Add the noodles into the sauce you’ve been boiling, and let it cook for another 2 minutes. You may need to add a little stock, but that’s it. A very quick delicious recipe.