If you are thinking of an Asian inspired meal for Valentine’s, or any other day, this will work as a perfect side dish. It’s quick, it’s easy and has a nice earthy flair.
Best part, these noodles pair perfectly with our handcrafted, Pinot Gris wine. Since our Pinot Gris has a lively, citrusy, character (unlike other Pinot Gris with varying flavor profiles), it pairs perfectly with Asian Fare…even when the food is very spicy. Imagine these noodles with another favorite Asian main dish and an icy, cold glass of our Pinot Gris. You won’t disappointed. I promise.
Since Valentine’s is on a Monday night, these noodles are the perfect dish to get your dinner on the table quickly. Who wants to spend the whole night in the kitchen anyway?
Cilantro Ramen Noodles
3 packages ramen noodles (3 ounces each)
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
2 Tablespoons minced shallots
2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
Salt to taste
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Blanch noodles in boiling water in a medium pot, 3 minutes. Drain noodles and rinse under cold water. Use a salad spinner to remove excess water.
Heat canola oil and sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add shallots and saute until softened, about 1-2 minutes (do not burn).
Deglaze skillet with soy sauce, then add noodles, tossing to combine. Season noodles with salt; stir in cilantro right before serving.
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