Crazy Good, 10 minutes prep, works with a Manhattan
Too easy and too fun to not write about. Here's the deal.
--1 piece cleaned squid
--1 crisp jalapeno, sliced thin
--5 cremini mushrooms
--2 baby bok choys and a few sprigs of basil
--Soy sauce, nam pla, fresh garlic, chili garlic sauce
--1 pack, what else? Ramen!
Wash and chop the bok choy. Slice those mushrooms thin. Chop up the garlic. Fire up the wok. (Boil the Ramen while prepping. You know the drill, fellow ramen-ites.)
Here is the best part: scoring the squid. Yup, as easy and satisfying as it sounds. Cut into squares. Gently make score marks like a game of tic tac toe. Done.
Heat sesame oil in Wok. Sautee garlic and mushrooms. Dump in bok choy and a shake of soy. Fire it up. Flash cook for 2 minutes. Plate it. Add chili oil, chili paste and jalapenos to Wok. Sautee fast. In with the squid. Marvel as it curls just like your fav dish at the local Thai. 3 minutes. Slap in the Ramen. Shake in some Nam pla. Toss it all together like a dancing madman around your kitchen. No one's watching. Onto the plate and off to the blue couch. Flavor? Out of this world. Fat content? Sanjay Gupta move over. And cost? Six bucks maybe. Enjoy with Air Afrique on iTunes Radio or Richard Ford's Canada. Dinner for the sleepless. Enjoy.