One Pot Korean Noodles

If you get a craving for noodles, you can make this dish faster than running out for takeout. And it is all made in one pot.
 Saute 1 pond of ground beef in a few tablespoons of sesame oil.

 Stir in some sliced cabbage.

 Add 6 cups of water or stock.  You can use chicken or beef or one of the new Asian flavored stocks.

 And now you can get inventive and add whatever you like.  I added minced ginger, ramp bulbs and red pepper.

 Add 1 pound of the noodles of your choice.  I used spaghetti but any kind of Asian noodles would be even better.

 Next I added ramp greens but you could just use green onions and regular garlic.  The great thing about ramps is that they taste like a combination of the two.  Bring this to a boil, cover and turn the heat down to a simmer.  Cook for 10 minutes.

 Add 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tsp. of fish sauce, 3 tablespoons of mirin and 1/3 cup of gochujang which is a Korean fermented chili paste.  You can find this at any Asian store and it will blow the lid off of many recipes.  This is a new ingredient to me and I am wondering what took me so long to find it.  I will be showing recipes for this and talking much more about it as I learn to use it.

 I served these with shredded kimchi on top.  Gochujang and I are about to become very good friends.

 On Tuesday the kids got giant chocolate chip cookies.  Kids were walking in off the streets asking for them and happily, I had made enough that they got some of them too.

Not a very good pic but yesterday I sent them Oreo cheesecakes.  Most of the kids had never tasted cheesecake but they all became instant cheesecake fans. 


Anonymous said…
you are making me hungry, you make such wonderful food for the kids,
Bee Haven Bev said…
You are amazing!!! I think you deserve the name "Kitchen Goddess"!!!
Anonymous said…
Oh yummy, that looks so good.
Thank you for the recipe !!
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Craig said…
You do realize that I've put on about 30 pounds just reading your blog? I would quite happily demolish or inhale (either will do) both of these dishes. They look great.
Anonymous said…
:-) That is almost how I make my ordinary pasta sauce :-) I just toss in what I think might taste good but I've never had fish sauce or fermented chili paste. I think I must try that :-)

It is hard to imagine kids never had cheese cake, that was a regular in my home. Ours is a bit different than Yours though but I guess both are amazing with strawberry jam :-) I've never seen one with oreos in it before :-)

Have a great day!
Looks wonderful. I am now hungry. Did you save some for me? (wink. wink.)
Guillaume said…
The noodles look so delicious and healthy. Enough to not feel too guilty about the desserts. I'd love to try this Oreo cheesecake.
Mary Ann said…
I'm going to have to pass on the dish... sorry... but the cookies and cheesecake, YUM.
Lady M said…
what is ramp?
Kay said…
You are just absolutely AWESOME! My Korean-American son-in-law would love you. That looks scrumptious! All of it!
What delicious looking food!! I mean DELICIOUS!!
chickpea678 said…
A-mazing. You are such a creative cook. I'm making those noodles. After I make those other gochu jang noodles. Those cookies look amazing, I can't imagine how good they are hot out of the oven. I'm not a big Oreo fan but I'm sure that's irresistible looking to a child.