About 10 years ago, if you asked people what they think of when they hear “ramen noodles,” most would reply with a broke college student. Now, many people might respond differently. Ramen shops are becoming very popular all over the country. Ramen always feels like the perfect remedy for when you’re feeling under the weather. You don’t even need to eat in soup form to make a great meal out of the noodles.
An amazing ramen noodle recipe that will blow people and their taste buds away is the mandarin salad oriental ramen noodle recipe. It’s quick, easy, and most important appetizing. It makes for both a good side dish or as an entrée.
The Japanese made ramen popular. It is not clear where ramen originated exactly, some say China, and others say Japan. Up until the 1950s ramen was actually called soba, and in many places it still goes by that name. Ramen noodles are made of Chinese-style wheat, and the broth is usually either meat or fish-based. Miso or soy sauce is used for flavoring. Toppings are usually added such as dried seaweed, green onions, eggs and meat.
Mandarin Salad Oriental Ramen Noodle Recipe
1 3-ounce package of Oriental-flavored ramen noodle soup mix
1/2 cup of sliced almonds
5 tablespoons of sugar
1/8 teaspoon of hot sauce
2 chopped green onions
1 11-ounce can of mandarin orange sections, drained
1/2 head of torn iceberg lettuce
1/2 head of torn romaine lettuce
5 celery ribs
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
3 tablespoons of white vinegar
1 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
Remove the flavor packet from the soup mix, and set it aside. Crumble the uncooked noodles and bake them in a shallow pan at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Stir after 5 minutes. When the noodles are done baking, remove them from the oven, and let them cool.
Now cook the sliced almonds in a small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, and add the 3 tablespoons sugar. For the next 5 minutes, you will have to stir constantly until the sugar is dissolved, and the almonds are evenly coated. Once this is done, remove the almond mixture from the heat, and set it aside.
Whisk together the reserved flavor packet and the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar, oil, vinegar and hot sauce. Toss the lettuces, celery and onions in a bowl. Drizzle the dressing over the lettuce, and toss until everything is evenly coated. Add the noodles, almond mixture and oranges, and toss again.
This refreshing mandarin salad with ramen noodles will be a huge hit!