Tuesday, February 16, 2010
First off, thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone for the birthday greetings. I had a simple birthday with no plans what-so-ever. I went with the flow and was happy with the outcome. I was planning on baking something, but I got lazy. I'm allowed to be lazy on my b-day, right? But I sis have some good food. Don't worry I'm working on that post right now.
Today's dish is part one of two of my Valentine's/Chinese New Year meal for the single. Rather than going out. I stayed in. I still had a few ramen noodle packets and I had the right ingredients to make the alfredo sauce, I just added some sliced shiitake mushrooms. This dish accompanied number two which will be tomorrow.
Ramen in Shiitake Alfredo Sauce
2 ramen packets (minus flavorings)
3/4 c shitake mushrooms - sliced
1/4 c shredded mozzarella
1/2 c parmesan - shredded
1 5 oz can evaporated milk
2 Tbsp butter
2 garlic cloves - fine chopped
1 Tbsp fresh parsley - chopped for garnish - optional
salt and pepper to taste
In a sauce pan on medium flame, melt the butter then saute the garlic for roughly 30 sec. Then add the milk and heat. Stir occasionally. Add both cheese. Stir occasionally again until the cheese has melted. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Add the shiitake mushroom and combine well. Let the sauce simmer for a couple of minutes to let the mushrooms soften.
Bring a pot of water to a boil and season liberally with some salt and a tiny drizzle of olive oil. Cook the ramen noodles to al dente. Roughly 8 minutes. Drain completely.
Place the noodles on a place and pour some of the alfredo sauce on top. Garnish with a little parsley.
Serve with some garlic bread.